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1956-1956 PORSCHE 356 Speedster specifications


Like their badges, Speedsters have become gold-plated cult classics. Much imitated by replica builders, the originals are high on many collectors’ wanted lists and have been known to change hands for six-figure sums, despite nearly 5000 having been built. Most are in America, which is no surprise as that’s the market they were built for. They were actually made at the suggestion of US Porsche importer Max Hoffman, who wanted a stripped down version of the 356 that could be driven during the week and raced at weekends, much like later Porsche Club Sports.

Production

  • Production:
    2910
  • Price at launch:
    £1,971
  • Price (excellent)
    £100,000
  • Price (good):
    £80,000
  • Price (average):
    £65,000
  • Price (project):
    £50,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    14.5secs
  • Top speed:
    108.0mph
  • Power:
    75.0bhp
  • Torque:
    82.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    34.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    Flat 4
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Longitudinal swing arms, torsion bars, anti-roll bars
  • Suspension Rear:
    Oscillating half-axles, radius arms, torsion bars
  • Drivetrain:
    Rear-Engine RWD
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3950mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2100mm
  • Width:
    1670mm
  • Height:
    1220mm
  • Weight:
    760kgs

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