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Porsche Speedster 1957

Beautiful as it is, the streamlined grace of the 356 wasn’t a product of conscious aesthetic design.
Porsche’s team was fanatical about aerodynamics, continually massaging the shape and validating theories by observing wool tufts taped to the body. It’s the car that started it all.
With a rear-mounted engine and timeless lines, the 356 has the hallmarks of a 911 with even more historical significance.

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Porsche 356C Cabriolet 1964

The Porsche 356 was the company’s first production automobile.
It was a lightweight and nimble handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2 door sports car, available in hardtop and convertible configurations.
Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity.
Production ended in April of 1965, although 1963 was the last year for the 356B, soon succeeded by the 356C.

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Porsche 356 Roadster 1960

Among Porsche enthusiasts, there is an ongoing debate about which model is the ultimate open 356.
The Speedster has long been regarded as the most collectible, and does enjoy a purity of line that is very attractive, however the later Convertible D and B Roadster enjoy functional and mechanical updates that make the cars more pleasurable to use in the real world. Thus, enthusiasts wishing to enjoy their cars will be attracted to the 356B Roadster, whose low and rakish lines, more functional top and wind up windows represent the perfect compromise between the unmistakably sporty lines first embodied by the Speedster and the civilized refinement of the Cabriolet.