Porsche 356 Speedster
Simply, put, no collection would be complete without a Porsche 356.
It is an equal in automotive design and history as the Ferrari California Spider and Mercedes_Benz 300SL., but it further benefits from practicality and ease of use—which makes it as perfect for running errands as handling twisty mountain roads.
The Porsche Type 356 , introduced in 1948, is widely considered to be on of the world’s great sports cars. The 356 B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point in this design progression. In what is known as “T5” form, the B introduced new front and rear sheetmetal, while retaining the curved front trunk lid and rounded fenders of the A series. The headlamps were raised, a larger hood handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors. Mechanically, the gearbox and drum brakes were upgraded. A new steering wheel and column refreshed the interior, along with redesigned rear seats.
Reutter manufactured a reported 4,415 356 B coupes in 1961, but relatively few were fitted with the optional higher performance Super 90 engine package. Delivering a solid 90 DIN horsepower at 5,500 rpm along with almost 90 foot pounds of torque, the Super 90 was the strongest pushrod engine Porsche had offered to date. It benefitted from a higher 9.1 compression, a more aggressive camshaft profile, larger intake valves and bearing surfaces, Ferral cylinders, improved internal lubrication including a larger oil pump, and a pair of 40mm twin-choke Solex carburetors of the type used on early Carreras.
A stronger Hausermann clutch package was standard, and for the first time, Porsche offered a transverse rear “helper spring”, or camber compensator, to improve high speed handling. With an extra 15 horsepower in hand and a curb weight of less than 1,985 lbs, a Super 90 could easily pull away from a standard 1600 Super on the open road and see almost 180 km/h.
If you find yourself fortunate enough to own a 356 Speedster in mint condition, you can expect to pay in excess of fourhundred thousand dollars for it before tax.
Instead of buying it for well over $400.000, you can for a limited time color this beautifully
illustrated print for next to nothing by comparison.
Offering you the Porsche 356 Speedster for only $49.90, this premium grade print to color, measures 13x19, and is available in canvas, water color paper, matte and fine art paper.
This exceptional print is ideal for framing when you are done coloring it in.
Porsche 356 Speedster
Available on premium canvas, water color or matte paper.
Size: 13" x 19"