Porsche 356 1300


Initially only available with an 1100cc engine, in 1951 Porsche offered the 356 with a more powerful 1300cc engine, facilitated by changing the bore and stroke from 64×73.5mm to 64x80mm. However, at the same time, the compression ratio fell from 7.0:1 to 6.5:1, so the power only increased by 4bhp to 44bhp.


Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four

Capacity: 1286cc

Compression ratio: 6.5:1

Bore and stroke: 64x80mm

Maximum power: 44bhp at 4200rpm

Maximum torque: 81Nm at 2800rpm

Brakes: Front: 230x30mm drums; rear: 230x30mm drums

Suspension: Front: Front: Double parallel arms with torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers

Wheels & tyres: Front: 30Dx16 with 5.00/16 tyres 30Dx16 with 5.00/16 tyres

Length: 3850mm

Width 1660mm

Weight: 770kg (810kg in 1953)

0-60mph: 22 sec

Top speed: 90mph



Coupe and Cabriolet versions were offered