All cars are restored in accordance with the requirements and wishes of the customer.Over the years, we have restored a vast number of classic Porsches. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn 1963 debut. This led to some debate as to the "first" Porsche automobile. Production started in 1948 at Gmünd, Austria, where approximately 50 cars were built.
The Porsche 356 is a sports car which was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen Gesmb H (1948–1949), and then by German company Dr. Of the 76,000 originally produced, approximately half survive. Although the original Porsche 356 unit had a rear-mid engine placement, the rear-engined 356 is considered by Porsche to be its first production model.
By the early 1950s the 356 had gained some renown among enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic for its aerodynamics, handling, and excellent build quality. It was common for owners to race the car as well as drive them on the streets.
They introduced the four-cam racing "Carrera" engine, a totally new design and unique to Porsche sports cars, in late 1954.
The chassis was a completely new design as was the 356's body which was designed by Porsche employee Erwin Komenda, while certain mechanical components including the engine case and some suspension components were based on and initially sourced from Volkswagen. To make the car lighter, to have an engine with more horsepower…that was the first two seater that we built in Carinthia (Gmünd)".
Ferry Porsche described the thinking behind the development of the 356 in an interview with the editor of Panorama, the PCA magazine, in September 1972. The first 356 was road certified in Austria on June 8, 1948, and was entered in a race in Innsbruck where it won its class.