Porsche 356/1500 Continental Coupé 

  • built in Germany
  • 1955
  • 60 HP
 
As Lincoln protested the Continental name being used, the Porsche Continental was only produced in 1955 and thus represented the ultimate Pre-A 1500 before 356A production commenced.
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At the request of American importer Max Hoffman, 356s for the 1955 model year were badged as Continentals before reaching American shores.
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Data points Key details of the Porsche 356/1500 Continental Coupé

Horsepower

356/1500 Continental Coupé
60 HP
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1,200 HP
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987 HP

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Porsche 356/1500 Continental Coupé

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At the request of American importer Max Hoffman, 356s for the 1955 model year were badged as Continentals before reaching American shores.
As Lincoln protested the Continental name being used, the Porsche Continental was only produced in 1955 and thus represented the ultimate Pre-A 1500 before 356A production commenced.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

general

Brand Porsche
Type of car Production car
Year 1955

power & handling

Power-to-weight ratio 27.45 lb/hp
Maximum hp 60 HP @ 5,000 RPM

engine

Cylinders Flat 4
Air compressor None
Fuels Gas

physical dimensions

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

design

Chief designer Erwin Komenda

transmission

Drivetrain RWD
Gearing Traditional
# of gears 4 gears

suspension, wheels & brakes

Front brakes Unknown
Rear brakes Unknown
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