Porsche 356 1500 Speedster (1955)

Porsche 356 1500 Speedster (1955)

Year of production: 1955
Engine: flat-four
Displacement: 1,488 cc
Power output: 55 HP (40 kW)
Top speed: 155 km/h (96 mph)

An export hit, built in response to customer demand: the American importer Max Hoffman requested a Porsche costing less than 3,000 dollars for his market. The 356 Speedster was the answer, naturally with a spartan equipment specification. But the lightweight car was a big hit in the USA. It was used mainly for motor racing and soon became a regular feature of the motor sport scene.

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