Porsche 356 Speedster

Producing from 1948-1965, the 356 is generally accepted as Porsche's first production automobile. Nevertheless Dr. Ferdinand Porsche twisted the Type 64 aerodynamic vehicle before WWII, so there's some controversy as to whether the 356 is certainly Dr. Porsche's first Porsche automobile. The Type 64 was so named because it was built with available components from the Type 64 VW. The 356/1, or Number 1, prototype also predates the 356. It looks related to a 356, but has a frameless rift-V windscreen and a mid-engine target.

At the KIT CAR Performance Day, we had the opportunity to put a Thunder Ranch (TR) 356 Speedster through its paces in four pouring tests-the slalom, the skidpad, 0-60-mph acceleration, and 60-0-mph braking. Before we evaluated any of the automobiles at Performance Day, numerous editorial colleagues and myself took trait photographs. In project there was some arrange of accident during one of the tests, we required the photography to be accident-limitless and precise. Well, we had a great mean. Yet somebody forgot to snap some photos of the hard-to-neglect Porsche Match Signal Red '56 Speedster model that Thunder Ranch sales and marketing genius Chuck Hirsch owns. How we missed shooting a resale red roadster is hard to grasp. Still, it gave KIT CAR the discharge to pay Thunder Ranch another call to see what Tom McBurnie, TR's jovial organizer and vendor, is up to these living.

Producing from 1948-1965, the 356 is generally accepted as Porsche's first production automobile. Nevertheless Dr. Ferdinand Porsche twisted the Type 64 aerodynamic vehicle before WWII, so there's some controversy as to whether the 356 is certainly Dr. Porsche's first Porsche automobile. The Type 64 was so named because it was built with available components from the Type 64 VW. The 356/1, or Number 1, prototype also predates the 356. It looks related to a 356, but has a frameless rift-V windscreen and a mid-engine target. At the KIT CAR Performance Day, we had the opportunity to put a Thunder Ranch (TR) 356 Speedster through its paces in four pouring tests-the slalom, the skidpad, 0-60-mph acceleration, and 60-0-mph braking. Before we evaluated any of the automobiles at Performance Day, numerous editorial colleagues and myself took trait photographs. In project there was some arrange of accident during one of the tests, we required the photography to be accident-limitless and precise. Well, we had a great mean.