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Porsche 356 1500 “Pre-A” Continental Cabriolet (1955) – Specifications & Performance

1955 Porsche 356/1500 Continental Cabriolet (Pre-A) Technical Specifications

Type Series Production Car
Built At Stuttgart, Germany
Body Stylist Erwin Komenda
Engine Type 527 Air Cooled Flat-4
Position Rear, Longitudinal
Aspiration Natural
Valvetrain Pushrod OHV
Fuel Feed Dual Solex 40 PIBC Downdraft
Power 70 bhp @ 5000 rpm
Bhp/weight 80.21 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 748 kg / 1647 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
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