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Family First, Porsche 356 feature

If an Italian family of coachbuilders with a history of working on Ferraris can’t be immune from the Porsche disease then who can be?

There’s nothing spectacular about this latest video from Petrolicious, but it captures the intangible feeling revheads from across the globe have for their cars. And who wouldn’t love to have a Porsche 356 Speedster in their family?!

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Porsche 356: Made by hand

Porsche 356:Made by hand

Here’s a wonderful YouTube discovery, an official documentary showcasing the production of the Porsche 356. Which, in the opinion of AUSmotive, is one of the most beautiful pieces of automotive designs ever produced.

According to the YouTube caption the doco was filmed at Zuffenhausen in the early 1960s. The Super 90 engine is discussed and putting all those things together suggests these are 356Bs that are being built.

The film has been split into five parts and runs for around 40 minutes. However it is well worth the investment in time to watch all the clips. If you do you will be rewarded with some fascinating footage of old skool production techniques.

Porsche employed a stringent quality control regime and seeing how laborious that was is a real eye opener. In today’s era of highly automated production manual checking like that would not be cost effective. The three-man transmission installation technique shown in Part 4 is also, thankfully, a technique now consigned to the history books.


1963 Porsche 356C cutaway graphic

Porsche 356

While googling away for some AUSringers articles I came across this interesting graphic of a 1963 model Porsche 356C (click on the image above for a 2450x870px version). I especially like the comment that reads, “Note leg room—comfortable even for the man who is well over six feet tall.” Quite how a woman over six feet tall fits is anyone’s guess. This was the last iteration of Porsche’s iconic 356 range. I know there are a few Porsche fanatics who read this site, if you have any extra information please let me know in the comments section below.