Porsche 356 Cabriolet Supercharged
Initially based on relatively humble but highly effective Volkswagen Type 1-based mechanicals, Porsche’s cornerstone 356 model was relentlessly developed, perfected and refined with unparalleled care and determination throughout its lengthy production run. Simply put, the running changes from the 1948 prototype to the final production models of 1965 are nearly innumerable, and while highly documented, they will continue to fascinate and engage the legions of die-hard Porschephiles well into the foreseeable future.
This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.
1,488 cc air-cooled, horizontally-opposed OHV four-cylinder engine, Pepco centrifugal supercharger, two-barrel carburetor, four-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, independent front suspension with parallel trailing arms and laminated torsion bars, independent rear suspension with swing axles and transverse torsion bars, and four-wheel hydraulic drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7"
Source: RM Auctions
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