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Porsche 356 1500 Speedster

1955
Porsche introduced the Speedster name for the first time in 1995. Designed primarily for the US market this was a car with a lower windscreen, simple hood and side-curtains in place of wind-up windows. It was a fun car for use in warm, dry climates.

The interior was different, with three dials in a raised pod, simple bucket seats and no glovebox.

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Solex 32 PBI downdraft carburettors
Capacity: 1488cc
Compression ratio: 7.0:1
Bore and stroke: 80x74mm
Maximum power: 55bhp at 4400rpm
Maximum torque: 106Nm at 2800rpm
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm 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: 3.25Dx16 with 5.00/16 tyres 3.25Dx16 with 5.00/16 tyres
Length: 3950mm
Width 1660mm
Weight: 760kg
0-60mph: 16.5 sec
Top speed: 95mph

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