1954 Porsche 356 Roadster Vehicle Profile

1954 Porsche 356
Roadster
Coachwork: Reutter Karosserie
Porsche's recovery following World War II was built upon low cost, available components from the Volkswagen 'Beetle' that Dr. Ferdinand Porsche had designed pre-war. His son, Dr. Ferry Porsche, grew the family business into increasing production when the performance of the post-war 356 won races and became popular. The 356 designation was the factory type number for a Volkswagen based sports/touring car that Dr. Ferry Porsche brought into production during 1948 in Gmund, Austria where about 50 cars were built until the factory was relocated during 1950 to Zuffenhausen, Germany where it remains today.

Full production of steel bodied 356 Porsches, versus hand-formed aluminum bodies of the Gmund cars, began that year. By year's end, 289 were sold. The largest market was the USA, and the country's sole importer, Max Hoffmann in New York, ordered special cabriolet roadsters that became known as the 'American lightweight.'

Porsche offered a range of engines by then, and sixteen of the cars were built, fourteen arriving in the United States. They became so successful in competition that a new model, the 'Speedster' was introduced in September, 1954 as a sporting, stripped down roadster available only in the US. Its low, rakish windshield could be easily removed for weekend racing. Production of 356 models continued until April, 1965, and rather than introduce new models yearly, Porsche continually refined the line to include a host of variations. Refinements ultimately resulted in a new designation, the 356A introduced during 1955. Between 1948 and 1955, 7,627 356 Porsches were built, all of them characterized by split windshields.


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1954 Porsche 356 Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Porsche 356 1500 Super Pré A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 60646
Sold for $234,930
  2020 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster Coachwork by Reutter
Chassis#: 80155
Sold for $220,000
  2018 Bonhams : Scottsdale
 
1954 Porsche 356 Super Speedster
Chassis#: 80052
Sold for $352,000
  2017 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
 
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 80075
Sold for $375,672
  2017 RM Sothebys : Villa Erba
 
1954 Porsche 356 Pre A Cabriolet
Chassis#: 60635
Sold for $390,378
  2016 Coys : Schloss Dyck
 
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1600 Speedster by Reutter
Chassis#: 80058
Sold for $308,235
  2014 RM Auctions : Monaco
 
1954 Porsche 356 1500 Speedster
Chassis#: 80032
Sold for $286,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - Pebble Beach Auction
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1954 Porsche 356 Pre A
Sold for $145,784
  2012 Coys Auctions - Techno Classica
 
1954 Porsche 356 Pre A
Chassis#: 51957
Sold for $132,052
  2012 Coys - Techno Classica, Essen Germany
 
1954 Porsche 356 pré-A coupé
Sold for $194,641
  2012 Artcurial Motorcars at Rétromobile
 
1954 Porsche 356 'bent-window' Coupe
Chassis#: 52410
Sold for $93,600
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
 
1954 Porsche 356 1300S Cabriolet
Chassis#: 60658
Sold for $124,848
  2007 RM Auctions - Automobiles of London
 
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Super
Chassis#: 52202
Sold for $70,931
  2006 Coys Auction - Legende et Passion
 
1954 PORSCHE 356 SPEEDSTER
Sold for $42,350
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Petersen Museum 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Porsche 356's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet by Reutter606412019 RM Sothebys : Essen $250,000$280,000
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Bent window526972018 Artcurial : Retromobile $180,000$280,000
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A 1500 Speedster801962017 Bonhams : The Padua Auction $420,000$500,000
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet605682017 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $250,000$350,000
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Speedster801442016 Mecum : Monterey$220,000  
1954 Porsche 356 Competition Car518782016 Coys : Schloss Dyck $140,000$150,000
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet Emory Outlaw 2015 Auctions America California$180,000  
1954 Porsche 356 Pre-A Coupe524762015 WorldWide Auctions Houston Classic Auction $125,000$150,000
1954 Porsche 356 1500S Coupe 2013 Mecum Auctions Monterey$105,000  
1954 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER REPLICAWA982046412008 Silver Auction Seattle/Bellevue$16,000  
1954 PORSCHE SPEEDSTER 2003 Palm Springs Exotic Car Auction November 2003$75,000  

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the Porsche 3561948 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Erwin Komenda
Chassis Num: 356-001
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/050
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/2-040
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/2-045
Chassis information for the Porsche 356/2 Gmund1949 Coupe
Chassis Num: 356/2-045
Engine Num: 43
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561950 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 5358
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561951 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Sauter
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561951 Coupe
Chassis Num: 11167
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Glazer Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Glazer Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 11742
Engine Num: KD/P-32098
Chassis information for the Porsche Type 540 American Roadster1952 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Glaser
Chassis Num: 12336
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 12371
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 15040
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561952 Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 50166 or 101684
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 12371
Engine Num: P40511
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 15040
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 50064
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 50161
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 S Coupe
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 50685
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Coupe
Chassis Num: 50813
Engine Num: 31618
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561953 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 60266
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Coupe 2+2
Chassis Num: 51094
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 52668
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 60568
Engine Num: 33108
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561954 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 80032
Engine Num: 33688
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Continental Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 53297
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 54089
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Coupe
Chassis Num: 54126
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Continental Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 60719
Engine Num: 34059
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Continental Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter Karosserie
Chassis Num: 60771
Engine Num: P*35786
Chassis information for the Porsche 356 Devin Special1955 Speedster
Chassis Num: 80356
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 80736
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 America Roadster
Chassis Num: 80741
Engine Num: P-84239
Chassis information for the Porsche 3561955 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 80879
Engine Num: 60493
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 102429
Engine Num: 81727
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 103428
Engine Num: 69468
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 103889
Engine Num: 1280268
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 150752
Engine Num: 70412
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 193428
Engine Num: 69468
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83828
Engine Num: 67278
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83870
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83895
Engine Num: 744333
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: 83930
Engine Num: 81280
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 83932
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84100
Engine Num: 67644
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84415
Engine Num: 68323
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84537
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 84590
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: 84708
Engine Num: 69186
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 1500GS/Carrera Roadster
Chassis Num: 84908
Engine Num: 91015
Chassis information for the Porsche 356A1958 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 85724
Engine Num: 82926
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 110307
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 110858
Engine Num: 95072
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 152862
Engine Num: 800204
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87 288
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87214
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87383
Engine Num: 800105
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87432
Engine Num: 601610
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 87746
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 87779
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Coupe
Chassis Num: 87960
Engine Num: 4093259
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88121
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88221
Engine Num: 603331
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88348
Engine Num: 87182
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1960 Roadster
Coachbuilder: Drauz
Chassis Num: 88658
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 154048
Engine Num: 87401
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 154790
Engine Num: 604735
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Coupe
Chassis Num: 200701
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 87214
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1961 Roadster
Chassis Num: 88579
Engine Num: 801468
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 120613
Engine Num: 97203
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 120995
Engine Num: 97062
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 121716
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 155816
Engine Num: 700659
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Cabriolet
Chassis Num: 156083
Engine Num: 700964
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Coupe
Chassis Num: 211519
Chassis information for the Porsche 356B1962 Roadster
Chassis Num: 89665
Engine Num: 804499


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