1959 Porsche 356A Technical Specifications and Dimensions

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

Features

Engine Location : Front
Drive Type : Rear Wheel
Body / Chassis : Steel unibody with boxed, pressed-steel platform c
Production Years for Series : 1955 - 1959
Coach Work : Drauz, Reutter Karosserie
Price : $3,580-$5,900
Weight : 1870 lbs | 848.218 kg

Performance

0-60 mph : 13.5 seconds.
Top Speed : 175 km/h | 108.763 mph

Power

Flat 4
Displacement : 1582 cc | 96.5 cu in. | 1.6 L.
Power : 70 BHP (51.52 KW) @ 4500 RPM
Torque :80 Ft-Lbs (108 NM) @ 2800 RPM
Bore : 3.2 in | 81 mm.
Stroke : 2.9 in | 74 mm.
Compression : 8.50:1
Valvetrain : 8 OHV (2 valves per cylinder)
Transmission:
4 Manual In rear transaxle

Production Figures

Total Porsche Production for 1959 : 4,681
1959 Porsche 356A
Cabriolets : 944
Coupes : 2,743

Dimensions

Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
Roadster
Coach Work : Drauz
Price : $3,580
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.9 in | 3960 mm.
Width : 65.5 in | 1664 mm.
Height : 51.5 in | 1308 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 50.7 in | 1288 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
Cabriolet
Price : $3,900
Weight : 1870 lbs | 848.218 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
HardTop Coupe
Price : $3,800
Weight : 1900 lbs | 861.826 kg
Seating Capacity : 2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
1600GS/Carrera Coupe
Price : $5,660
Weight : 2000 lbs | 907.185 kg
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
1600GS/Carrera HardTop Coupe
Price : $5,800
Weight : 2000 lbs | 907.185 kg
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
1500GS/Carrera Cabriolet
Price : $5,900
Weight : 2000 lbs | 907.185 kg
Seating Capacity : 2+2
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.
Coupe
Coach Work : Reutter Karosserie
Doors : 2
Exterior
Length : 155.8 in | 3957 mm.
Width : 65.7 in | 1669 mm.
Height : 51.6 in | 1311 mm.
Wheelbase : 82.7 in | 2101 mm.
Front Track : 51.4 in | 1306 mm.
Rear Track : 50.0 in | 1270 mm.
Ground Clearance : 6.0 in | 152 mm.

Handling

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

Rear : Swing axles with transvere torsion bars

Steering
Worm and Peg

Tires / Wheels
Tires : 5.60x15

1959 Averages

Avg. Car Cost : $2,200
Avg. Household Income : $5,010
Avg. Home : $12,400
Avg. Gallon of Gas : $0.25

The 1959 Porsche 356A measures 65.70 inches in width, 155.80 inches in length, and has a wheelbase of 82.70 inches.


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