Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Prosche 356 - Week 19

I think it's finally time to talk about an old luxury sports car, a Porsche. The 1948 Porsche 356 was technically the first Porsche and really out the company on the map. It was first produced by a Austrailian company called Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH from 1948 - 1949, and then by a German company called Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH from 1950 - 1965 where the more improved version was built. 

This car is a 2 door sports car that's has a 4-cylinder engine with either a 1086cc/40hp 2x1bbl or 1086cc/46hp 2x1bbl Solex ("cc" means cubic centimeters, "bbl" means barrels, and "Solex" is the type of carburetor), and has a four speed manual transmission. There were 76,303 of this model Prosche made in total. 

This Porsche comes as either a convertible, hardtop coupe, or roadster (sporty convertible), has a rear engine, and is RWD. Most of the mechanical parts of the engine and suspension came from from the Volkswagen Beetle (Type 1), which was also created by Ferdinand Porsche, or Ferry. 

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