Porsche 1953

356
550 - Paris
597 - prototype

Germany

Porsche produced two modified competition models. At Le Mans there appeared a low drag closed car with the engine placed inboard and the rear suspension units reversed so that the arms controlling the swing axles pivoted from the extreme rear of the frame. At the Paris Show the company exhibited an open two-seater with the same basic engine arrangement but with twin overhead camshafts to each bank of cylinders, giving an output of 110 h.p. and with the suspension locating arms trailing so as to promote understeer.
The Motor Year Book 1954

1978 ex.

 

356

356 / 1100 (B4 cyl, 1086 ccm, 40 PS; wb: 2100 mm)
356 / 1300 (B4 cyl, 1286 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2100 mm)
356 / 1500 (B4 cyl, 1488 ccm, 55 PS; wb: 2100 mm)
356 / 1500 Super (B4 cyl, 1488 ccm, 70 PS; wb: 2100 mm)
356 / 1300 Super (B4 cyl, 1290 ccm, 60 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - new
 Coupé
 Cabriolet


356 Cabriolet

 

550

 


Paris Motor Show

 

597

597 Jagdwagen (B4 cyl, 1488 ccm)

 

550 Coupé   1488 cm³

Victories:
1st Swedish Rally     Nottop
         

World Sportscar Championship entries:

Sebring 12 Hours 08.03.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. class  
21 356 America   Kulok / Grey Kulok dns S1.5 -  
50 356   Smyth / Kolaczowski Kolaczkowski dns S1.5 -  
80 356   Toland / Hanna Toland dnf S1.5 -  
 
  Mille Miglia 26.04.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. class  
345 356 1100   Hampel / Serboli   dnf S1.1 -  
415 356 Super 1500   Cerana / Alberti   dnf S2.0 -  
418 356 Super 1500   Polensky / Thirion   64th S2.0 24th  
420 356 Super 1500   di Stefano / di Stefano   219th S2.0 38th  
423 356   Mantovani / Schlieper   54th S2.0 20th  
424 356   Carnevalli / Carnevalli   81st S2.0 31st  
425 356   Brons / Stickney   100th S2.0 34th  
426 356 Super 1500   Iturralde / Metternich   acc. S2.0 -  
427 356 Super 1500   Einsiedel / Bendix   dnf S2.0 -  
428 356   Schulthess / Kaiser   41st S2.0 14th  
430 356   Sancilio / Esslinger   dnf S2.0 -  
432 356   Lapauze / Lapauze   138th S2.0 35th  
435 356   Della Favera / Artusi   dnf S2.0 -  
436 356   Keck / Stoklin   dnf S2.0 -  
437 356   Conconi / Kestenholz   dnf S2.0 -  
438 356 Super 1500   Herrmann / Bauer Porsche KG 30th S2.0 11th  
439 356 Super 1500   Friederichs / Kesselstatt   88th S2.0 32nd  
440 356   Vianden / Skersies   97th S2.0 33rd  
442 356 Super 1500   von Hoesch / Engel   52nd S2.0 19th  
  24h Le Mans 13.06.1953 Entrant: Results: Perf.
index
#         gen. class
44 550 Coupé   Herrmann / Glöckler Porsche KG 16th 1.1-1.5 2nd 16th
45 550 Coupé   Frankenberg / Frère Porsche KG 15th 1.1-1.5 1st 16th
46 356   Olivier / Martin G. Olivier fail. -   -
49 356   Veuillet / Müller Porsche KG fail. -   -
 
24h Spa 25-26.07.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. group  
26 356 Super 1500   Imbert / des Forest   dsq S -  
29 356   Frère / Hampel   fail. S -  
 
1000km Nürgurgring 30.08.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. class    
60 356 1500   Frankenberg / Ringgenberg Ringgenberg fail. PS -  
61 356 1500   Metternich / Einsiedel G.Wirth 12th PS2.0 2nd  
62 356 1500   Hezemans / van der Meulen NAV 15th PS2.0 3rd  
63 356 1500   Imbert / des Forest E.Imbert dsq PS -  
64 356 1500   Heuberger / Seiler A.Heuberger acc. PS -  
65 356 1500   Friederichs / Lauprecht H.Friedrichs dsq PS -  
80 356 1100   von Hoesch / Engel von Huesch 13th PS1.3 1st  
81 356 1100   Vianden / Merkel A.Vianden fail. PS -  
82 356 1100   Bernartz / Rolff F.V.Rolff dns PS -  
83 356 1100   Mantzel / Madaus A.W.Mantzel fail. PS -  
84 356 1100   Kesselstatt / Spiegel W.Glöckler acc. PS -  
85 356 1100   van Husen / Scheube E.von Husen 17th PS1.3 3rd  
86 356 1100   Götze / Godsey Goetze 14th PS1.3 2nd  
87 356 1100   Georges / Chenevoy F.Georges 18th PS1.3 4th  
- 356   Löffler / von Schweinitz   dns PS -  
- 356   Stark / Krieger   dns PS -  
 
Tourist Trophy 05.09.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. class  
37 550   -/- Porsche KG dna S1.5 -  
38 356 1500   -/- Porsche KG dna S1.5 -  
45 356 1100   -/- Porsche KG dna S1.1 -  
 
   Carrera Panamericana 23.11.1953 Entrant: Results:  
#         gen. class  
151 356   Chávez Calzado Canada fail. S1.6 -  
152 550 Coupe   Gonzalez / Ariano Ariano 32nd S1.6 1st  
153 356 SL   Contreras / Alfonso Suhr acc. S1.6 -  
154 550 Coupe   Juhan / Hall Juhan fail. S1.6 -  
158 356 Super   Segura   33rd S1.6 2nd  
159 550   Kling Porsche K.G. fail. S1.6 -  
160 550   Herrmann Porsche K.G. acc. S1.6 -  
162 356 Super 1500   Lippmann Lippmann fail. S1.6 -  
199 356 SL   de la Fuente de la Fuente nc S1.6 -  
200 356   Evans Evans nc S1.6 -  

Other entries:

  Targa Florio 14.05.1953 Results:
#     ren.  
86 356 Cabriolet Keck 20th -


356 z załogą Hermann / Bauer bierze udział w Mille Miglia.


Porsche 356 Super 1500 (Helmut Polensky / Max Thirion) at Mille Miglia.


550 Coupé by Porsche KG at 24h Le Mans.


A typical section of the Gavia Pass included this year in the French Alpine Trial, with clouds swirling in the abyss and not too much room for the Porsche.


#152 Porsche 550 Coupe, chassis #02 (Carlos A. Gonzalez / José Sala Herrarte Ariano) by José Herrarte Ariano, #153 Porsche 356 SL, chassis #356/2-062 (Guillermo Suhr Contreras / Oscar Alfonso) by Guillermo Suhr, #154 Porsche 550 Coupe, chassis #01 (Jaroslav Juhan / Antonio Asturias Hall) by Jaroslav Juhan at Carrera Panamericana.


#154 Porsche 550 Coupe (Jaroslav Juhan / Antonio Asturias Hall)