Porsche 356 Coupé “Ferdinand” (1950)

Porsche 356 Coupé “Ferdinand” (1950)

Year of production: 1950
Engine: flat-four
Displacement: 1,086 cc
Power output: 40 HP (29 kW)
Top speed: 140 km/h (87 mph)

A new chapter of Porsche history was opened on Maunday Thursday 1950 when the first Type 356 was completed at the Stuttgart factory hall. Porsche traditionally gave its test vehicles nicknames. The specimen on display in the museum was christened “Ferdinand” as a 75th birthday gift to Ferdinand Porsche on September 3, 1950. It served as a “mobile test bench”.

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