The Porsche 356 was Porsche’s first production automobile, launched in 1948 with production continuing until April 1965. The earliest 356 prototypes were made with aluminium bodies, but in 1950, production was changed to steel bodies. Porsche contracted Reutter to build the steel bodies, eventually buying Reutter’s car body factory in 1963. Reutter retained their seat manufacturing division and changed their name to Recaro.
Soon after the 356 was first registered on June 8th, 1948, it took part in a race in Innsbruck, Austria, where it won its class. Over the years, Porsche honed the model, creating four distinct series; the “pre-A” original, 356 A, 356 B, and 356 C.
This example is a 1957 356 A 1600 Speedster with a red exterior. The car has been maintained in incredible condition given its age and shows just 1,132 miles on the odometer.
Mileage: 1132 miles
Year/Make/Model: 356 Speedster