1952 Porsche 356 Bent Window Coupe

Flat, bent, curved – In those three words we can find a very abbreviated history of the Porsche 356. The very first automobile that rolled out of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s rustic little Austrian workshop under his own name, the immortal 1948 356-001 prototype roadster, had two separate flat glass panels comprising its windshield. That design trait was echoed in the subsequent 356 models of 1950 and 1951, but in 1952, Porsche adopted a single-piece, “bent” windshield that was used until the launch of the 356A with its more modern curved glass in late 1955.

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