1961 Porsche 356B Super 1.6L

1961 Porsche 356 Super 1600

Make: Porsche
Model: 356
SubModel: Super 1600
Type: U/K
Trim: Super
Year: 1961
Mileage: 100,000
VIN: 113549
Color: White
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: U/K
Interior color: Red
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Sunset Beach, California, United States
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Description for Porsche 356 1961

The Porsche 365C has been named the number ten on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s by Sports Car International in 2004. The Porsche 356 is still widely regarded as a collector car that has capably stood the test of time. There is some debate over which vehicle was the first official Porsche. the pre-war Porsche 64 being actually a VW racing automobile. The 356 was a sports car designed by Porsche that sold from 1948 through 1964 and was Porsche's first production automobile. A prototype for the 356. the 'Number 1' had a mid-engine. The name for the 356 was chosen as it was the 356th project off the Porsche design desk. In 1949. production officially began in Stuttgart. Germany. Designed and fabricated by Ferdinand 'Ferry' Porsche (the son of well-known Dr. Ing Ferdinand Porsche. founder of Porsche motors). the Project # 356 concept was then styled by Irwin Komenda. Bailed out of custody by his family. Professor Dr. -Ing. h. c. Ferdinand Porsche was a held as a prisoner of war by the French. During the war. Ferry Porsche and a small handful of his faithful employees began work on the 356 in their workshops moved to the town of Gmünd in Kärnten. On Dr. Porsche's return to his family. he stated right away that 'every single bolt was just right'. On July 17th. 1947. the first design drawings were completed. and it was an entire year later when the Kärnten state government issued a special permit homologating the car on June 8th. 1948. Komenda. born in 1904 in Austria. was also responsible for contributing substantially to the construction of the Volkswagen. Cistalia. Auto Union racers. and other vehicles of the day. Joining Porsche's design bureau in 1931. Komenda held various positions at Steyr. Daimler-Benz and other coach shops in both Austria and Germany. He is responsible for contributing to a variety of other designs in Porsche's history. and was the chief engineer and head of Porsche's coachwork from 1955 until he died in 1966. The 'confidential clerk' for Porsche. Karl Peter-Rabe became the chief business manager. after Dr. Ing Albert Prizing. until 1965. Prizing was a business manager who is famous for bringing 37 orders back to the factory following one importer's conference in Wolfsberg in 1950. Evolving through several updates through the years. the 365 was originally available as a coupe. a cabriolet and finally a roadster. The vehicle changed from mid-engine to rear. along with a myriad of details that evolved over the 22 year run of the model. though the recognizable shape of the vehicle remained the same. a timeless classic. The most desirable versions were the Porsche 356 Carrera. which came with a special racing engine. and the 'Super 90' and 'Speedster' models. The same price as a Cadillac at the time. the price of a late 1950's Porsche was nearly $4. 00. Today. a 356 Carrera model can sell for well over $150. 00. In 1960 the 356B offered the S90. or 'Super 90' motor as an available option. The vehicle also had a counterweighted crank. sodium-filled valves and Solex P40-II carburetors. The Karmann Coachworks were employed in 1961 to produce the 'Hardtop'. a Cabriolet body with a fixed hard roof. The nickname 'Notchback' was affixed to these cars because of their profile. Nearly 1750 of these vehicles were produced during the two years of its production. Questions call DAVE MAXWELL 714 348 0231maxwellmotorcars. com