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Porsche 356 Coupe

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1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster 1956 Porsche 356 A Speedster
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $115,000
1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe 1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe
RM Auctions
Location: Amelia Island, Florida
Auction Results March, 2009 $41,800

Porsche 356 Coupe

The 356 was the first mass-produced car to bear the Porsche moniker and enjoy the worldwide success that would make way for the introduction of the company’s 911 model in the mid-1960s. Under the leadership of Ferry Porsche, son of the company founder and patriarch, development initially relied on Volkswagen components. Unibody construction was paired with a four-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engine to produce a light, relatively quick, and tremendously enjoyable sports car.

Evolution and sales success came quite quickly. Max Hoffman, importer extraordinaire, exposed the entire American market to the virtues of Porsche performance and engineering, establishing a devoted following for the various 356 iterations, particularly the Speedster, for which he is largely credited. The cars were continually refined, with displacement increasing from 1,086 cc all the way to 1.6 liters and even beyond.

After the end of 356B production in July 1963, the 356C was introduced – the final version before the introduction of the 911, which finally arrived on the U.S. market for the 1965 model year. Besides the revised hubcaps and Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes, however, changes were rather minor.

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