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Porsche 356 A years, types and editions catalogue (1955-1959)

356 A Cabriolet (1955-1959)

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1955 Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe ( © Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG)

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1955 Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe (man. 4) (model since September 1955 for Europe ) car specifications & performance data review

1955 Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe (man. 4) .
Specs datasheet with technical data and performance data plus an analysis of the direct market competition of Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe (man. 4) in 1955, the model with 2-door fastback coupe body and Boxer-4 1290 cm3 / 78.5 cui, 32.5 kW / 44 PS / 44 hp (DIN) of power, 80.9 Nm / 60 lb-ft of torque, 4-speed manual powertrain offered since September 1955 for Europe . According to the ProfessCars™ estimation this Porsche would accelerate 0-60 mph in 20.7 sec, 0-100 km/h in 22.2 sec and quarter mile time is 22.2 sec. This car is 3950 mm / 155.5 in long, 1670 mm / 65.7 in wide and 1310 mm / 51.6 in high. Check the tables below for detailed outside and inside dimensions, output, fuel economy and performance data. Specs review by .

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Identification data

Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe (man. 4 speed)
as offered for the year 1955 since September 1955 in Europe

Production/sales period of cars with this particular specs:

September 1955 - August 1957

Modelyears:

-

Country of origin:

D Germany

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Make:

Porsche

Model:

356 A

1955-1959

Submodel:

356 A Coupe

1955-1959

Optional equipment:

EEC segmentation:

S (sport cars)

Subsegment:

S-C (sport coupes) - executive

Class:

sports car

Body style:

fastback coupe

Doors:

2

Traction:

RWD (rear-wheel drive)

Basic dimensions

Length:

3950 mm / 155.5 in

Width:

1670 mm / 65.7 in

Height:

1310 mm / 51.6 in

Height with roof rails or antenna:

Wheelbase:

2100 mm / 82.7 in

Claimed EPA passenger volume:

Calculated EPA passenger volume:

Fuel capacity:

52 liter / 13.7 U.S. gal / 11.4 imp. gal

Drag coefficient (Cw-Wert):

Cd claimed:

Cd estimated by a-c:

0.32



Inside and outside dimensions, turning circle, track, trunk, cargo volume, frontal and drag area, capacities, etc. - click the button below:

Weights

Curb weight (without a driver):

850 kg / 1874 lbs

Weight distribution f/r (%):

Dry weight:

812 kg / 1790 lbs

Shipping weight:

Curb weight estimated:

Gross vehicle weight rating GVWR:

1200 kg / 2646 lbs

Payload:

350 kg / 772 lbs

Payload estimated:

Sales markets

Markets, where cars with this particular specifications were sold:

Europe

Related models:

Engine specifications

Engine manufacturer:

Porsche 1300-506/1

Engine type:

spark-ignition 4-stroke

Fuel type:

gasoline (petrol)

Fuel system:

2 carburetors

Charge system:

naturally aspirated

Valves per cylinder:

2

Valves timing:

Additional features:

2x Solex 32 PBI

OHV

Emission control:

Emission standard:

Cylinders alignment:

Boxer 4

Displacement:

1290 cm3 / 78.5 cui

What power?

Horsepower net:

32.5 kW / 44 PS / 44 hp (DIN)

/ 4200

Torque net:

80.9 Nm / 60 ft-lb

/ 2800

Horsepower gross:

37 kW / 50 PS / 50 hp (SAE)

/ 4500

Torque gross:

Car power to weight ratio net:

38.2 watt/kg / 17.3 watt/lb

Car power to weight ratio gross:

44 watt/kg / 20 watt/lb

Car weight to power ratio net:

26.2 kg/kW / 19.3 kg/PS / 42.6 lbs/hp

Car weight to power ratio gross:

23 kg/kW / 17 kg/PS / 37.5 lbs/hp

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1955 Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe Horsepower/ Torque Curve


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Transmission specifications

Gearbox:

Porsche

Transmission type:

manual

Number of gears:

4

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Tire size:

1955 Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe standard and alternative wheel and tire sizes

How fast is this car ? What top speed ? How much fuel ? - Performance Data

Factory claim

Top speed:

145 km/h / 90 mph

0-60 mph (sec):

0-100 km/h (sec):

0-1/4 mile (sec):

0-1 km (sec):



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Fuel consumption:

6.7 l/100km / 42.2 mpg (imp.) / 35.1 mpg (U.S.) / 14.9 km/l DIN


ECE 90/120/city (comb.):

EU NEDC/Australia ADR82:

urban/extra-urban/combined

U.S. EPA city/highway (combined):

U.S. EPA (after 2008) city/highway:

(combined)

10-15 mode:

JC08 mode:

Emission:

© automobile-catalog.com ProfessCars™ estimation
(the car with basic curb weight, full fuel tank and 90 kg (200 lbs) load)

Top speed:

145 km/h / 90 mph

(theor. without speed governor)


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Accelerations:


0-80 km/h (sec):

14.4

0-100 km/h (sec):

22.2

0-160 km/h (sec):

0-200 km/h (sec):

0-300 km/h (sec):

0-50 mph (sec):

14.5

0-60 mph (sec):

20.7

0-100 mph (sec):

0-150 mph (sec):

0-200 mph (sec):


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Drag times:


0- 1/4mile (sec):

22.2

0- 1km (sec):

41

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Fuel consumption

(mileage)

extra-urban (up to 62mph/100km/h) / city / highway (up to 87mph/140km/h) / average combined:


l/100km:

7-8.4 / 9.2-11 / 9.5-11.4 / 8.6

mpg (imp.):

33.6-40.4 / 25.6-30.7 / 24.8-29.7 / 32.9

mpg (U.S.):

28-33.6 / 21.3-25.5 / 20.6-24.7 / 27.4

km/l:

11.9-14.3 / 9.1-10.9 / 8.8-10.5 / 11.6


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Driving range

(km / miles on tank)

extra-urban (up to 62 mph /100 km/h):

620-745 km / 385-460 miles

city:

470-565 km / 290-350 miles

highway (up to 87 mph / 140 km/h):

455-545 km / 285-340 miles

average combined:

605 km / 375 miles


R e m a r k s

3,091/1,937/1,227/0,885 or 2,538/1,611/1,041/0,960 gear ratios optional; fuel consumption 7.5-8.5 l/100 km claimed


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Examples of the direct competition of Porsche 356 A/1300 Coupe in 1955:

(all performance data from ProfessCars™ simulation, top speed theor. without speed governor)


The same class cars with similar kind of fuel, power and type of transmission:

1955 Hillman Minx Mark VIII Californian
Europe North America Australia
1.4-litre / 85 cui
31.5 kW / 43 PS / 42 hp (net)
35 kW / 48 PS / 47 hp (SAE)

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The same class cars with similar performance (1/4 mile times) and kind of fuel, with manual transmission:

1955 Fiat 1900A Gran Luce (Grand Vue)
Europe
135 km/h / 84 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 22.4 s
est. 0-1 km 41.7 s
est. 0-60 mph 22.1 s
est. 0-100 km/h 24 s

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The same class cars with similar performance (1/4 mile times) and kind of fuel, with automatic or automatized transmission:

1955 Hudson Rambler Custom Country Club Hydra-Matic
North America U.S.
136 km/h / 85 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 22.5 s
est. 0-1 km 41.1 s
est. 0-60 mph 19.5 s
est. 0-100 km/h 20.9 s

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1955 Nash Rambler Custom Country Club Dual-Range Hydra-Matic
North America
138 km/h / 86 mph
est. 0-1/4 mile 22.3 s
est. 0-1 km 40.8 s
est. 0-60 mph 19.2 s
est. 0-100 km/h 20.5 s

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