Porsche 1954

356
550

Germany

Premiera Speedstera, którego pierwowzorem był America Roadster.
Stabilizator w przednim zawieszeniu.


1934 ex.

On the Porsche stand there was a production Type 550 two-seater finished in blue and red, having the four-camshaft engine, knock-off hubs and disc wheels, the most complete undertray that could be desired and fitted with the latest-pattern Dunlop racing tyres. The car was mounted on a portion of concrete banking, allowing viewers to see into the cockpit with ease. Two standard Porsches were also on view, a 1,500 drophead Coupé and a 1,500 Super of the more popular fixed-head Coupé type. As production of the normal Porsches is still only a handful per week it is unlikely that the 550 will be appearing much before the spring in any numbers, but production is guaranteed and orders were being taken on the stand.
(Paris report)

Primarily designed for the American market, the new Porsche Speedster is claimed to reach 100 m.p.h. in standard trim. It has open coachwork, a light folding roof and no side windows, and is one hundredweight lighter than the drop-head Coupé. Aircraft type seats are fitted instead of the bench type.
(The Autocar, October '54)

 

356

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


 

550

 


550 Spyder

 

550/4 1500 RS Spyder 1497 cm³
550/4 1100 Spyder 1098 cm³

Victories:
3rd Carrera Panamericana #55 550 Herrmann
1st Liege-Rome-Liege     Polensky
1st Swedish Rally     Hammarlund
         

F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:

1000 km Buenos Aires 24.01.1954 (round 1)   Results:    
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class    
58 550 550-01 Juhan / Hall J.Juhan 9th S1.5 1st    
62 550   Mayol / Mayol   dnf S1.5 -    
64 550   Gonzalez / Escudero   12th S1.5 3rd    
66 550   Gatti / Gatti   16th S1.5 6th    
68 550 550-02 Ariano / Hall*   13th S1.5 4th    
70 550   Chaves/Rodriguez-Larreta   15th S1.5 5th    
 
Sebring 12 Hours 07.03.1954 (round 2)   Results:    
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class    
46 550 03 Hanna / Hunt H.Hanna 18th S1.5 8th    
47 550   Hunt / Carson H.Hanna dna S1.5 -    
49 550 04 Segura / Bojanich F.Segura 10th S1.5 4th    
48 550   Graham / Stimpson J.Graham fail. S1.5 -    
50 356 America 12371 Brundage / Simpson Brundage 15th S1.5 7th    
51 550   Schmidt / German J.Ellwood dns S1.5 -    
 
Mille Miglia 1-2.05.1954 (round 3)   Results:    
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class    
217 356 1300   Elmenhorst / Westerholt   143rd GT1.5 15th    
219 356 1300 Super   Nathan / Glöckler   34th GT1.5 3rd    
220 356 1300 Super   Milesi / D'Inca Levis   38th GT1.5 4th    
222 356 1300   Amati / Franceschetti   48th GT1.5 5th    
225 356 1300   Naunheim / Peinemann   58th GT1.5 6th    
226 356 1300 Super   von Hoesch / Engel   dnf GT1.5 -    
228 356 1300 Super   Hampel / von Trips Porsche 33rd GT1.5 2nd    
229 356 1500 Super   von Frankenberg/Sauter Porsche 29th GT1.5 1st    
235 356 1500 Super   Bochsler / Kienle   dnf GT1.5 -    
234 356 1500 Super   Lautenschlager / Scholl   dnf GT1.5 -    
236 356 1500   Skersies / Leschka   132nd GT1.5 14th    
237 356 1500   Conconi / Kestenholz   82nd GT1.5 9th    
238 356 1500 Super   Friederichs / Einsiedel   69th GT1.5 7th    
351 550 #04 Herrmann / Linge Porsche 6th S1.5 1st    
 
  24h Le Mans 13.06.1954 (round 4)   Results: Perf.
index
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class
39 550/4 550-12 Claes / Stasse Porsche KG 12th 1.1-1.5 1st 17th
40 550/4 550-10 Glöckler/von Frankenberg Porsche KG fail. - - -  
41 550/4 550-11 Herrmann / Polensky Porsche KG fail. - - -  
47 550/1100 550-13 Arkus-Duntov / Olivier Porsche KG 14th 751-1.1 1st 14th
                 
Tourist Trophy 11.09.1954 (round 5)   Results:    
#         gen. class    
38 356   Flower / McMillen R.Flower 23rd S1.5 4th    
50 550   Merkel / Buchberger H.Merkel dnf S1.1 -    
 
  Carrera Panamericana 19-23.11.54 (round 6) Entrant: Results:
#         gen. class      
51 550 Spyder 01 Chávez Calzado Canadá 28th S1.5 5th    
53 356 1500 Super   Hirz Hirz 70th S1.5 7th    
55 550 Spyder 04 Herrmann Dist. VW. Central 3rd S1.5 1st    
56 550 Spyder 12 Juhan Jaroslav Juhan 4th S1.5 2nd    
58 550 Spyder 06 Segura / Linge Dist. VW. Central 12th S1.5 4th    
59 356 1500 Super   Estrada Estrada 67th S1.5 6th    
100 356 SL   Evans Evans de Lopez nc S1.5 -    


Le Mans.


Le Mans.


Le Mans.