Porsche 1953

356
550 - Paris
597 - prototype

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 ret. - -
49 356 Veuillet / Müller Porsche KG ret. - -
 
24h Spa 25-26.07.1953 Entrant: Results:
# gen. group
26 356 Super 1500 Imbert / des Forest dsq S -
29 356 Frère / Hampel ret. S -
 
1000km Nürgurgring 30.08.1953 Entrant: Results:
# gen. class
60 356 1500 Frankenberg / Ringgenberg Ringgenberg ret. 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 ret. PS -
82 356 1100 Bernartz / Rolff F.V.Rolff dns PS -
83 356 1100 Mantzel / Madaus A.W.Mantzel ret. 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 ret. 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 ret. S1.6 -
158 356 Super Segura 33rd S1.6 2nd
159 550 Kling Porsche K.G. ret. S1.6 -
160 550 Herrmann Porsche K.G. acc. S1.6 -
162 356 Super 1500 Lippmann Lippmann ret. 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)