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1954 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
Production Years for Series : 1948 - 1965
Coach Work : Reutter Karosserie
Price : $2,995-$4,580
Weight : 1670 lbs | 757.499 kg

Performance

Top Speed : 87 mph | 139.983 km/h

Power

Opposed 4
Displacement : 1491 cc | 91.0 cu in. | 1.5 L.
Power : 46 BHP (33.856 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :52 Ft-Lbs (71 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Bore : 2.9 in | 73 mm.
Stroke : 2.5 in | 64 mm.
Compression : 7.0:1
Opposed 4 | aluminum cylinder liners
Displacement : 1286 cc | 78.5 cu in. | 1.3 L.
Power : 43 BHP (31.648 KW) @ 4000 RPM
Torque :58 Ft-Lbs (79 NM) @ 2500 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 80 mm.
Stroke : 2.5 in | 64 mm.
Compression : 6.5:1
Main Bearings : 4
Ignition system :2 Solex carbs
Opposed 4 | aluminum cylinder liners
Displacement : 1286 cc | 78.5 cu in. | 1.3 L.
Power : 59 BHP (43.424 KW) @ 5500 RPM
Torque :58 Ft-Lbs (79 NM) @ 3600 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 80 mm.
Stroke : 2.5 in | 64 mm.
Compression : 8.2:1
Main Bearings : 4
Ignition system :2 Solex carbs
Opposed 4
Displacement : 1488 cc | 90.8 cu in. | 1.5 L.
Power : 69 BHP (50.784 KW) @ 5000 RPM
Torque :79 Ft-Lbs (107 NM) @ 3500 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 80 mm.
Stroke : 2.9 in | 74 mm.
Compression : 8.2:1
Main Bearings : 4
Ignition system :2 Solex carbs
Transmission:
4 Manual Non-sychromesh (initially)

Gear Ratios

1st Gear : 3.18:1
2nd Gear : 1.76:1
3rd Gear : 1.13:1
4th Gear : 0.81:1

Production Figures

Total Porsche Production for 1954 : 1,891
Total 1954 356 production : 1,891
1954 Porsche 356
Cabriolet 2 dr. 2 P : 328
Coupe 2+2 2 dr. : 1,363
Roadster 2 dr. 2 P (by Reutter Karosserie) : 200

Dimensions

Roadster
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
Price : $3,500
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.

Coupe 2+2
Price : $2,995
Weight : 1670 lbs | 757.499 kg
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.

Cabriolet
Price : $2,995
Weight : 1670 lbs | 757.499 kg
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.

Coupe 2+2
Price : $4,280
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.

Cabriolet
Price : $4,580
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.

Handling

Suspension
Front : Parallel trailing arms with transverse laminated torsion bars

Rear : Swing axles with transvers torsion bars

Steering
Worm and Peg

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 5.00x16

1954 Averages
Avg. Car Cost : $1,700
Avg. Home : $10,250
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.22

The 1954 Porsche 356 measures 65.40 inches in width, The 1954 Porsche 356 measures 151.60 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 82.70 inches.


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