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1961 Porsche 356B Technical Specifications and Dimensions

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

Features

Engine Location : Mid
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1948 - 1965
Price : $3,600-$7,650
Weight : 1900 lbs | 861.826 kg

Performance

Top Speed : 110 mph | 176.99 km/h

Power

Opposed 4
Displacement : 1582 cc | 96.5 cu in. | 1.6 L.
Power : 59 BHP (43.424 KW) @ 4500 RPM
Torque :81 Ft-Lbs (110 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Bore : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Stroke : 2.9 in | 74 mm.
Compression : 7.5:1
Main Bearings : 4
Valvetrain : 8 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Ignition system :2 Zenith carbs
Opposed 4
Displacement : 1582 cc | 96.5 cu in. | 1.6 L.
Power : 74 BHP (54.464 KW) @ 5000 RPM
Torque :86 Ft-Lbs (117 NM) @ 3700 RPM
Bore : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Stroke : 2.9 in | 74 mm.
Compression : 8.5:1
Main Bearings : 4
Valvetrain : 8 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Ignition system :2 Solex Zenith carbs
Opposed 4
Displacement : 1582 cc | 96.5 cu in. | 1.6 L.
Power : 89 BHP (65.504 KW) @ 5500 RPM
Torque :89 Ft-Lbs (121 NM) @ 4300 RPM
Bore : 3.3 in | 83 mm.
Stroke : 2.9 in | 74 mm.
Compression : 9.0:1
Main Bearings : 4
Valvetrain : 8 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Ignition system :2 Solex carbs
Opposed 4
Displacement : 1966 cc | 120.0 cu in. | 2.0 L.
Power : 128 BHP (94.208 KW) @ 6200 RPM
Torque :116 Ft-Lbs (157 NM) @ 4600 RPM
Bore : 3.6 in | 92 mm.
Stroke : 2.9 in | 74 mm.
Compression : 9.5:1
Main Bearings : 4
Ignition system :2 Solex carbs
Transmission:
4 Manual In rear transaxle

Gear Ratios

1st Gear : 3.09:1
1st Gear : 3.09:1
2nd Gear : 1.765:1
2nd Gear : 1.765:1
3rd Gear : 1.13:1
3rd Gear : 1.13:1
4th Gear : .852:1
4th Gear : 0.852:1

Production Figures

Total Porsche Production for 1961 : 7,559
1961 Porsche 356B
Cabriolet 2 dr. 2 P : 468
Coupe 2 dr. : 1,320
Coupe 2 dr. 2 P : 1,320
Hardtop Coupe 2 dr. : 1,320
Roadster 2 dr. 2 P : 100

Dimensions

Coupe
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 158.0 in | 4013 mm.
Width : 65.8 in | 1671 mm.
Height : 52.4 in | 1331 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.1 in | 1273 mm.

Hardtop Coupe
Price : $3,700
Weight : 1870 lbs | 848.218 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 158.0 in | 4013 mm.
Width : 65.8 in | 1671 mm.
Height : 52.4 in | 1331 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.1 in | 1273 mm.

Cabriolet
Price : $4,000
Weight : 1900 lbs | 861.826 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 158.0 in | 4013 mm.
Width : 65.8 in | 1671 mm.
Height : 52.4 in | 1331 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.1 in | 1273 mm.

Roadster
Price : $3,600
Weight : 1900 lbs | 861.826 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 158.0 in | 4013 mm.
Width : 65.8 in | 1671 mm.
Height : 52.4 in | 1331 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.1 in | 1273 mm.

Coupe
Price : $7,650
Weight : 2200 lbs | 997.903 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 158.0 in | 4013 mm.
Width : 65.8 in | 1671 mm.
Height : 52.4 in | 1331 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.1 in | 1273 mm.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Parallel trailing arms with transverse laminated torsion bars and anti-roll bar

Rear : Swing axles with transverse torsion bars

Steering
Worm and Lever

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 5.60x15

1961 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,850
Avg. Household Income : $5,315
Avg. Home : $12,500
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.27

The 1961 Porsche 356B measures 65.80 inches in width, The 1961 Porsche 356B measures 158.00 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 82.70 inches.

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