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)

 

 

Zwycięstwo (Nottop) w Rajdzie Szwedzkim.


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


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.