Porsche 1955

356 - end of prod.
356 A - new model in September
550 / 1500 RS - new model
597 Jagdwagen - new model

Germany


Porsche at Paris Motor Show

2952 ex.
In 1955 the all new 550 was unveiled. Porsche decided to commission Wendler, the coach builder in Reutlingen to build 69 cars for private customers, 33 of which were bound for the US market.

 

356 and 356 A

356 / 1300A (B4 cyl, 1290 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - end
356 / 1300 Super (B4 cyl, 1290 ccm, 60 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - end
356 / 1500 (B4 cyl, 1488 ccm, 55 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - end
356 / 1500 Super (B4 cyl, 1488 ccm, 70 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - end
 Coupé
 Cabriolet
 Speedster
 
356A 1300 (B4 cyl, 1290 ccm, 44 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - new
356A 1300 Super (B4 cyl, 1290 ccm, 60 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - new
356A 1600 (B4 cyl, 1582 ccm, 60 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - new
356A 1600 Super (B4 cyl, 1582 ccm, 75 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - new
356A 1500 GS Carrera (B4 cyl, 1498 ccm, 100 PS; wb: 2100 mm) - new
 Coupé
 Cabriolet
 Speedster


Porsche 356 A Coupé


Carrera Speedster

 

550 / 1500 RS

550 / 1500 RS

 

597 Jagdwagen

597 Jagdwagen (B4 cyl, 1582 ccm, 50 PS; wb: 2060 mm) - new

Samochód marki Porsche, typ 597, wyprodukowany. przez Zakłady Porsche w Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, z silnikiem o pojemności skokowej 1,5 litra umieszczonym z tyłu o mocy 50 KM przy 6000 obr./min., rozstaw osi 1905 mm, całkowity ciężar samochodu 850 kg. Skrzynka biegów ma dodatkowy 5 bieg dla małych szybkości. Napęd może być stosowavy na wszystkie koła. Podwozie jest uszczelnione i zabezpieczone przed działaniem wody przy jeździe w bród.
(Motor, czerwiec 1955)

 

 

Victories:
1st Rudge Withworth Cup #37 550 Polensky/Frankenberg
2nd Rudge Withworth Cup #62 550 Glöckler / Juhan
1st Swedish Rally     Borgefors
         

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

1000 km Buenos Aires 23.01.1955 (round 1) Results:
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. category class
34 550 Spyder #12 Juhan / Chaves   4th Sports 4th S1.5 1st
36 356 Super   Mayol / Gobbi   fail.   - S1.5 -
40 550 Spyder   Tornquist / Nadie   acc.   - S1.5 -
44 550 Spyder   Gonzalez / Malbrand   dns   - S1.5 -
 
12h Sebring 13.03.1955 (round 2) Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
21P 550 Spyder   Bunker Art Bunker dns S1.5 -    
61 550 Spyder #04 Davis / Poole R.H.Davis 11th S1.5 4th    
67 550 Spyder #03 Hunt / Hanna H.Hanna 42nd S1.5 10th    
68 550 Spyder #0017 von Hanstein / Linge ¹ 8th S1.5 2nd    
69 356 1500 Super   Atkins / McKenna Guy Atkins 34th S1.5 6th    
70 550 Spyder   Crawford / Urbas E.W.Crawford 14th S1.5 5th    
72 550 Spyder #0022 Christianson/McKnought Christianson fail. S1.5 -    
75 356 1300   Brundage/Fowler/DuPree H.L.Brundage 36th S1.5 7th    
81 550 Spyder #09 O'Shea / Koster ² 23rd S1.1 1st    
¹ Porsche/Cunningham
² Hoffmann Porsche Co
 
Mille Miglia 30.04.-01.05.1955 (round 3)   Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
231 356 1300 Super   Götze / Rolff   dna GT1.3 -    
234 356 1300 Super   Plank / Kaspar   195th GT1.3 14th    
235 356 1300 Super   Busch / Merkel   64th GT1.3 7th    
237 356 1300 Super   Bauer   dna GT1.3 -    
238 356 1300 Super   von Trips   25th GT1.3 2nd    
244 356 1300 Super   von Frankenberg / Oberndorf   21st GT1.3 1st    
254 356 1300 Super   Brum   dna GT1.3 -    
257 356 1300 Super   Nathan / Schellhaas   72nd GT1.3 8th    
258 356 1300 Super   Blendl   dnf GT1.3 -    
301 356 1300 Super   Strähle / Spingler   dnf GT1.3 -    
307 356 1300 Super   Einsiedel / Silva   87th GT1.3 10th    
352 356 1500 Super   Lissmann   47th GT+1.3 17th    
353 356 1500 Super   Bochsler / Kienle   68th GT+1.3 22nd    
354 356 1500 Super   Günzler   22nd GT+1.3 8th    
355 356 1500 Super   Schlicht / Bialors   94th GT+1.3 29th    
356 356 1500 Super   Hammerle   dnf GT+1.3 -    
357 356 1500 Super   Oesterle / Harmand   58th GT+1.3 19th    
404 356 1500 Super   Brochetta / Conconi   dnf GT+1.3 -    
541 550 Spyder #0015 Seidel / Glöckler   8th S1.5 1st    
548 550 Spyder #0033 Lautenschlager / Scholl   23rd S1.5 3rd    
552 550 Spyder   Hampel   dna S1.5 -    
555 550 Spyder   Mordacci / Zanatti   dnf S1.5 -    
556 550 Spyder   Sassone   44th S1.5 4th    
600 550 Spyder   Brochetta / Conconi   dna S1.5 -    
601 550 Spyder   Brum   dna S1.5 -    
 
  24h Le Mans 11.06.1955 (round 4) Entrant: Results:    
#   chassis     gen. class   perf. index
37 550/4 RS 1500 #0046 Polensky/Frankenberg Porsche KG 4th 1.1-1.5 1st 1st  
38 550/4 RS 1500 #0031 Riggenberg / Gilomeri Riggenberg fail. 1.1-1.5 - -  
49 550/4 1100 #0048 Arkus-Duntov/Veuillet Porsche KG 13th 751-1.1 1st 10th  
62 550/4 RS 1500 #0047 Glöckler / Juhan Porsche KG 6th 1.1-1.5 3rd 5th  
65 550/4 1100 #0016 Olivier / Jeser G. Olivier 18th 751-1.1 2nd 16th  
66 550/4 RS 1500 #0015 Seidel / Gendebien ENB* 5th 1.1-1.5 2nd 4th  
* Equipe Nationale Belge
 
Tourist Trophy 18.09.1955 (round 5) Results:    
#   chassis   Entrant: gen. class    
28 550 Spyder #0015 Shelby / Gregory von Hanstein 9th S1.5 1st    
29 550 Spyder   Glöckler / Seidel Porsche KG 12th S1.5 2nd    
30 550 Spyder #0017 von Frankenberg / Linge Porsche KG 16th S1.5 3rd    
31 550 Spyder #0037 Kretschmann/McMillen/Flower R.Flower acc. S1.5 -    
32 550 Spyder   Mallock / Maunsell Monkey Stable dns S1.5 -    
 
  Targa Florio 16.10.1955 (round 6) Results:
#         gen. class category
60 550/1500   Lauteschlager / Scholl   dns -      
68 550/1500   Messedaglia / Capelli   dns -      


Porsche team at Le Mans.


550/4 RS 1500 Spyder, chassis #550-0046 (Helmut Polensky / Richard von Frankenberg) at Le Mans.


Le Mans.


Porsche 550, chassis #0017, engine: Porsche F4 2v DOHC 1498 cm³ (Huschke von Hanstein / Herbert Linge) by Porsche KG and B. S. Cunningham at 12 Hours Sebring.


8th at Mille Miglia: Porsche 550 Spyder, chassis #0015, engine: F4 2v DOHC 1500 cc (Wolfgang Seidel / Helmut Glöckler).


Mille Miglia: Wolfgang von Trips, Porsche 356 Super.