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Porsche 356 1300 Super “Pre-A” Cabriolet (1954 – 1955) – Specifications & Performance

1954 – 1955 Porsche 356/1300 Super Cabriolet (Pre-A) Technical Specifications

Type Series Production Car
Production Years 1954 – 1955
Built At Stuttgart, Germany
Body Stylist Erwin Komenda
Price $ $2,000
Engine 1.3 L Aircooled Flat 4 (Type 506/2)
Position Rear, Longitudinal
Aspiration Natural
Valvetrain Pushrod OHV
Fuel Feed
Dual Solex 32 PBI
Displacement 1290 cc
Bore & Stroke 80 mm & 64 mm
Compression 8.2:1
Power 60 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque 65 ft lbs @ 3600 rpm
Bhp/weight 50.38 bhp per tonne
Body / Frame
Steel Body over Steel Tub Chassis
Driven Wheels RWD
Wheel Type Steel Discs
Front Tires 5.00-16
Rear Tires 5.00-16
Steering VW Worm & Nut
F Suspension
VW Parallel Trailing Arms, Tubular Dampers
R Suspension
VW Leading Arms w/Torsion Bars, Hydraulic Lever-Arm Shock Absorbers
Curb Weight 794 kg / 1750 lbs
Wheelbase 2101 mm / 82.7 in
Front Track 1290 mm / 50.8 in
Rear Track 1250 mm / 49.2 in
Length 3950 mm / 155.5 in
Transmission VW 4-Speed Manual
Top Speed 99 mph
0 – 60 Mph ~13.9 seconds
0 – 1/4 Mile ~19.0 seconds
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