Motoring: It's a classic: Here's one they made earlier
Sunday 06 February 2005
Though the original, Austrian-built, aluminium-bodied 356 (right) was powered by a diddy 1131cc, air-cooled, flat-four engine (from the VW) with just 44bhp, its light weight and sophisticated suspension allowed it to run rings around far more powerful machinery.
The company moved to its current home, Stuttgart, in 1950, and began building cars in steel, which was cheaper but also heavier, which necessitated an engine upgrade. A soft- top Speedster version was created for the American market (it was a 550 Speedster that James Dean died in), and over the next decade the little Porsche gained more power and achieved notable rally and race success. It was replaced by the six-cylinder 911 in 1964.
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