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 356 Coupe Beetle Based Recreation

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The 356 History
The Porsche 356 was a sports car produced from 1948 through 1965. It was Porsche's first production automobile. The first Porsche 356 was debuted on June 8, 1948, using many Volkswagen parts for manufacturing economy. However, Porsche quickly refined the car with a focus on performance, so that by the late 50's few parts were shared in common between the two marquees and it became the Swiss watch of auto-motive design. The 356 has always been quite popular with the motor press, and in 2004 Sports Car International ranked the 356C tenth on their list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s.


The 356 Coupe Replica
Every Effort has been taken to replicate the quality and finish of the Original . The Universal Products in association with Panache cars have produced South Africa's first 356 Coupe Replica is based on a shortened VW Beetle Floor pan. We also move the hand brake and gearlever to give a move comfortable ride and give more clearance between the steering wheel and gear lever .The Body is bonded onto a Steel tubular sub frame that improves safety and increase torsion rigidity of the vehicle .





Technical Information (Beetle Based)

Chassis  VW based
Bodywork ISO fiberglass panels
Suspension Front  VW suspension
Suspension Rear  VW rear
Dampers Quantum
Engine VW Air Cooled engine  8 valve VW motor Optional
Engine Location Mid , longitudinally mounted
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated 
Cooling Air Cooled 8 valve VW motor water cooled Optional
Gearbox Beetle Box
Drive Rear wheel drive
Price for complete running vehicle    


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