The 356 was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche (son of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the German company), who founded the Austrian company with his sister, Louise.Like its cousin, the Volkswagen Beetle (which Ferdinand Porsche Sr. had designed), the 356 is a four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive car with unitized pan and body construction.
The 356 was built in four distinct series, the original " pre-A ", followed by the 356 A, 356 B, and finally the 356 C. Q: What is the top sale price of a 356? A: The highest recorded sale was $1,380,000 for a 1957 Porsche 356 A Carrera GT Speedster by Reutter on September 28 2019.
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Ferdinand Porsche, Sr. first established his own design and engineering firm in 1931, 17 years before he and Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, Jr. opened their doors with 200 employees. The Porsche 356 for sale was the first production model to come from the brand, a two-seater featuring a four-cylinder rear-engine that could produce 40 hp.
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In 1948, the first Porsche 356 emerged from a converted sawmill in Gmund, Austria (the Allied occupation forces were the new residents of Porsche’s Stuttgart, Germany offices). By 1950, a much improved version of the Porsche 356 built in Zuffenhausen, Germany was being sold in America.