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Porsche 356A Carrera


Produced: 1955-1959, 700 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Cabriolet,2 doors,2 seats
Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Porsche 356a Carrera B (1958)

The new "Carrera" model to Porsches range added even more performance to the 356. The Carrera had a 1498cc engine at first, later Carrera's used a dry-sump, dual ignition 1588cc version which produced 115bhp and a top speed of over 120mph.

Considered a powerful car in its time, the little 356A Carrera could embarrass much larger, less agile cars of the day. The 356A Carrera remained in production from 1955-1959, however only 700 cars were built in this time.


1498ccH4 4OHCPorsche Flat 4 (356 engines)
1588ccH4 4OHCPorsche Flat 4 (356 engines)

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
R/RWormIndependent/Torsion barIndependent/Torsion bar


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
120 mph11.5 s0 s0 mpg0 bhp 0

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