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Produced: 1959-1963, 30963 produced.
Types: Roadster,2 doors,2 seats
Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
Cabriolet,2 doors,2 seats
Porsche 356b B1 (1959)

Produced from 1959 the 356B was an improved 356A with modifications aimed no doubt at the US market. Notable alterations were a higher nose height at the front, larger bumpers and the addition of a pair of twin-choke carbs to boost performance.

Built in the normal selection of 356 body styles including Coupe, Cabriolet, Speedster and Hardtop Coupe variants, the 1961 models gained a larger glass areas to aid visibility.

Built until 1963, over 30,000 356Bs were produced.


1582ccH4 OHVPorsche Flat 4 (356 engines)82.5mm x 74mm7.5

Drivetrain and Suspension

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


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
113 mph11.5 s0 s24 mpg0 bhp 0

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