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Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D

Porsche 356A 1600 Convertible D

1959
For 1959, the Speedster was replaced by the less-evocatively named Convertible D (for Drauz, the coachbuilder that made the bodies).

The D was, though, a more practical car, with a taller windscreen, wind-up windows and a better hood. It had the same dash as the Speedster but with more comfortable seats plus the option of rear seats.

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Solex 32 PBIC (or Zenith 32 NDIX) downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1582cc
Compression ratio: 7.5:1
Bore and stroke: 82.5x74mm
Maximum power: 60bhp at 4500rpm
Maximum torque: 110Nm at 2800rpm
Transmission: Four speed manual driving the rear axle
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres
Length: 3950mm
Width 1670mm
Weight: 855kg
0-62mph: 16.5sec
Top speed: 99mph

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