Porsche 356 ‘Pre-A’ Coupé 

  • $4k built in Germany
  • 1952-1955
  • 60 HP
At the time the Porsche was priced above the Jaguar XK120 and positioned itself as a sports-luxury model with reclining seats, Telefunken radio and an excellent level of trim by Karosserie Reuter.
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Other detail differences of the 1953 model year included a new two-spoke steering wheel by VDM that carried the new company crest.
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356 ‘Pre-A’ Coupé


356 ‘Pre-A’ Coupé
60 HP
987 HP

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Porsche 356 ‘Pre-A’ Coupé

In March of 1952 Porsche worked in conjunction with Reuter to simply production of the 356 and made several changes including a one-piece, bent windscreen and more significant bumpers which suited the American market.
Capable of 70 bhp, the first versions were tried in aluminum Gmund coupes at the 1952 Mille Miglia.

Specifications Full list of technical specs


Brand Porsche
Price $4,284
Type of car Production car
Year 1952-1955


Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Disc
Rear brakes Disc

physical dimensions

Curb weight 1,647 lb
Length 155.5 in
Front track width 50.8 in
Wheelbase 82.7 in


Chief designer Erwin Komenda

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 27.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 60 HP @ 5,000 RPM
Steering system Rack and pinion


Cylinders Flat 4
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas
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