Porsche 1954

356
550

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 ret. 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 ret. - - -
41 550/4 550-11 Herrmann / Polensky Porsche KG ret. - - -
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.