By the mid-1950s, the larger 1600cc engine made a lot more sense than the under powered 1300 and this model went on to become the entry-level 356 after the 1300 was discontinued in 1957.
How to Spot
- One-piece curved windscreen
- Porsche crest incorporated into the bonnet handle
The 356A 1600 was initially available in Coupe and Cabriolet forms from 1956, with Hardtop-Coupe and Hardtop/Cabriolet versions added in 1958.
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Maximum Power: 60bhp @ 4500rpm
Maximum Torque: 110Nm @ 2800rpm
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres
Weight: 850 (885 for 1959)kg
Did you know?
The Hardtop-Coupe was built by Karmann and was essentially a Cabriolet with a hardtop welded in place!