Porsche 356 1100 ~ 1950-1953
These pretty cars, built with a steel plate box-type chassis and all-steel bodywork, were offered in both closed coupe and open-top versions. The first had split windscreens, but in 1952 a single-piece screen was introduced, with a distinctive crease down the centre.
The torsion-bar suspension and rear-engined layout was to set the tone for the 911 which was to follow.
The 356 was initially available with a 1100cc engine only, although larger engine options soon became available.