1957 Porsche 356 A 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 : Steel unibody
Production Years for Series : 1955 - 1959
Price : $3,200-$3,910
Weight : 1890 lbs | 857.29 kg

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 Solex 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
Transmission:
4 Manual In rear transaxle

Production Figures

Total Porsche Production for 1957 : 5,241
1957 Porsche 356 A
Cabriolets : 542
Coupes : 3,283
Roadsters : 1,416

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.5 in | 3950 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Cabriolet
Price : $3,910
Weight : 1890 lbs | 857.29 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.5 in | 3950 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Roadster
Price : $3,200
Weight : 1700 lbs | 771.107 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.5 in | 3950 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
1500GS/Carrera Coupe
Price : $3,670
Weight : 1890 lbs | 857.29 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.5 in | 3950 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
1500GS/Carrera Cabriolet
Price : $3,670
Weight : 1890 lbs | 857.29 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.5 in | 3950 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
1500GS/Carrera Roadster
Price : $3,670
Weight : 1890 lbs | 857.29 kg
Fuel Capacity : 13.2 Gal
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.5 in | 3950 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 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

1957 Averages

Avg. Household Income : $4,550
Avg. Home : $12,220
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.24

The 1957 Porsche 356 A measures 65.70 inches in width, 155.50 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 82.70 inches.


Concepts by Porsche

Porsche Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
4,733
November 2019
6,326
October 2019
5,447
September 2019
5,213
August 2019
4,636
July 2019
4,956
June 2019
5,205
May 2019
5,010
April 2019
5,018
March 2019
4,779
February 2019
4,826
January 2019
5,419
Additional Sales Volume Data


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