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1948 Porsche 356 Technical Specifications and Dimensions

These are standard specifications - not necessarily specifications for the vehicle(s) in the photo(s).

Features

Engine Location : Rear
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Aluminum body on tubular steel frame
Production Years for Series : 1948 - 1965
Coach Work : Erwin Komenda

Performance

Top Speed : 88 mph | 141.592 km/h

Power

Opposed 4 | Cast-iron cylinder liners.
Displacement : 1086 cc | 66.3 cu in. | 1.1 L.
Power : 39 BHP (28.704 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :50 Ft-Lbs (68 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Bore : 2.9 in | 73 mm.
Stroke : 2.5 in | 64 mm.
Compression : 7.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
2 Solex carburetors
Transmission:
4 Manual

Production Figures

Total Porsche Production for 1948 : 4
1948 Porsche 356
Roadster 2 dr. 2 P (by Erwin Komenda) : 1

Dimensions

Coupe
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 151.6 in | 3851 mm.
Width : 65.4 in | 1661 mm.
Height : 51.2 in | 1301 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 50.8 in | 1290 mm.
Rear Track : 49.2 in | 1250 mm.

Roadster
Coach Work : Erwin Komenda
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 153.5 in | 3899 mm.
Width : 68.9 in | 1750 mm.
Height : 39.8 in | 1011 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Parallel trailing arms with transverse laminated torsion bars

Rear : Swing axles with transverse torsion bars

Steering
Worm and Nut

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 5.00x16

1948 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $1,250
Avg. Household Income : $2,950
Avg. Home : $7,700
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.16

The 1948 Porsche 356 measures 65.40 inches in width, The 1948 Porsche 356 measures 151.60 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 82.70 inches.


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September 2020
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