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Porsche 356 Speedster

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 marques and it became the Swiss watch of automotive design.

Universal Products 356 Speedster

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 marques and it became the Swiss watch of automotive 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

WHY CHOOSE A UNIVERSAL 356 REPLICA?

Every Effort has been taken to replicate the quality and finish of the Original Speedster. The Universal 356 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 . We are also the only manufacturer in south africa to insert side impact bars into the doors and a front impact bars in order to improve safety during impact.

Technical Information (Beetle Based)

ChassisVW Based
BodyworkISO Fibreglass Panels
Suspension FrontVW Suspension
Suspension RearVW Rear
BrakesDisc or Drum
DampersGabrial
EngineVW Air Cooled Engine
Engine LocationMid, Longitudinally Mounted
AspirationNaturally Aspirated
CoolingAir Cooled
GearboxBeetle Box
DriveRear Wheel Drive

Technical Information (Beetle Based Water Cooled)

ChassisVW Based
BodyworkISO Fibreglass Panels
Suspension FrontVW Suspension
Suspension RearVW Rear
BrakesDisc or Drum
DampersGabrial
EngineVW Water Cooled 8 Valve Engine
Engine LocationMid, Longitudinally Mounted
AspirationNaturally Aspirated
CoolingWater Cooled
GearboxBeetle Box
DriveRear Wheel Drive

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