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Porsche 356 

The introduction of Porsche 356 models occurred in 1950 and helped propel Porsche into worldview among other top auto manufacturers. 

356’s were so popular that even Dutch authorities drove them! 

Early Porsche 356 Prototypes

Chassis’ for the 356 proved sturdy and were anchored by bulkheads in the cowl and behind seats that turned inward at each end. 356 chassis were inspired via 114’s as well as Karl Frohlich’s Auto Union ideas. VW hardware helped the 356 survive the highly turbulent situations. 

After being labeled the 356/1, an aluminum body was added to the prototype. The overall pattern for future 356 production was set, but the 356/1 held a series of unique traits. 

Reaching the engine consisted of using the front operated top as an alternative to a tiny hatch. Enough room for an extra wheel behind the engine was a 356 perk. 

Speedometers and a clock on the glovebox were the only instruments present within the 356. Sporty appearance and aerodynamic features separated the 356 from other vehicles at the time. 

356/2 Prototype 

With coupe and cabriolet models planned, the 356/2 differed in design from the first 356 prototypes with a new frame, body style, and engine placement. 356/2’s are also known as the first production Porsche. 

Engine placement for 356/2 vehicles sat behind the rear-wheel centerline. Moving the engine more out of the way provided a similar overall package size to the previous model while introducing a new exterior look. In 1948, four 356/2 models were built by hand while 25 were churned out the next year. 

356 A Model

By 1955, numerous small changes had been made to the 356 to create a significant new product. Type 1 factory designation through the 356 A led to the T1 nickname among car enthusiasts. Early 1957 led to a new 356 A known at the T2. Porsche saw a peak of production at 1,171 cars in 1957 before the eventual decline. 

356 B 

Distinctive style and technical alterations paved the way for 356 B models in late 1959. In 1962, a T6 body type was implemented. New engine grilles, an outside fuel filler, and a giant back window were among some of the new design elements. 

Special edition Karmann hardtop 356 B models were created during 1961 and 1962. 

Before we jump into the conclusion—fun 356 fact: 

An aging sawmill in Austria housed production for every 356 model during two consecutive years of manufacturing. 

356 Conclusion 

1948 was a milestone year for Porsche as the 356/1 prototype was released with innovative design. Series production of the Porsche 356 commenced not long after the prototype during 1950. International attention was brought toward Porsche when the 356 SL won Le Mans in 1951. 

Through spyder releases and continual improvement, Porsche had a strong start to their production history with the advent of the 356 as the car propelled Porsche into the mainstream. 356 release plans still dominate Porsche’s landscape today with some focus being placed on streetcars, while the rest of the company’s focus is on producing race cars. 

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Lev M
Lev M
11:26 02 Feb 20
People have been telling me to go look at Dusty Cars and I'm glad I did. One day, I took the family round and met Doug, the place is great. We saw some really nice vintage cars and even got taken for a drive in one of them.
Laura Levato
Laura Levato
17:18 29 Jan 20
It's been some time since I've been able to do something for myself and I was looking for something that wasn't going to cost me anything, but still give me a pleasurable outing. Dusty Cars was that one outing. I was able to just look around and take in all the cars around me.
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Holly Barnard
22:21 02 Jan 20
Dear Dusty Cars, Thank you for your hospitality in welcoming us into your dealership. My grandson loved seeing all of your vehicles and committed to star saving his allowance in order to buy one as soon as he turns 21. He's not anywhere near where he needs to be yet, but we'll hold thumbs and keep you in mind for that upcoming visit.
Gabby Shaw
Gabby Shaw
12:28 13 Dec 19
Doug was fantastic to us when we first arrived, but after he had to go and do something urgently, we spoke to another worker there who took great care of us too. Their customer service is good!
Gustavo Costa
Gustavo Costa
13:56 04 Nov 19
Upon meeting John at Dusty Cars, we knew we were in the right place to get our new vintage car. The staff was very professional and friendly, they knew everything about all of the cars and were able to help us get exactly what we needed. Thank you for everything you've done for us. We'll definitely be back again.
George Guerrero
George Guerrero
23:42 29 Oct 19
I particularly love the details that the owners pay attention to. There are very few things better than sitting in vintage car with the smell of the leather seats, seeing brand new dials on the car. It's great to see how much care is put into restoring these works of art.
Noé Gérard
Noé Gérard
18:41 21 Oct 19
these cars are so sexy looking. The cars are right outta the games that we play, you can see all the classics just sitting on the floor its just nice to go and look!
Stuart Anderson
Stuart Anderson
18:15 16 Oct 19
I was accessing my father's storage garage after he passed away, which coincidentally, was just across the street from Dusty Cars! I knew there was a car in there and thought it must have been a sign from God to take my car there and sell it to them. It was such a nice experience and I'll go back again.
Jessica Messina
Jessica Messina
05:25 10 Oct 19
The dealership is a wonderful place to visit. Love the cars, love the people, love the dog!!! Even though I'm not a collector of any kind, there's something special about coming to see the love they put into their restoration process.
Glory Oye
Glory Oye
00:09 26 Jun 19
I've always been a lover of classic cars, precisely the 1956 Porsche 356 Coupe, which is considered as the grandfather of Porsche. I was filled with excitement when I saw my dream car listed on eBay by Dusty Cars. I could count almost a 100 stunning pictures of this car on display, with the metal components, the 4-cylinder, air cooled engine and the red leather interior all in good condition. Douglas is indeed a professional; his attention to details is flawless.
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