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Porsche 356 America Roadster  

engines/performance/fuel consumption
tyres/transmission
transmission/drive:
4-speed/RWD
dimensions/weight
length x width x height:
3850 mm x 1660 mm x ? mm
wheelbase - track f/r:
2100 mm - 1290/1250 mm
some calculations:
base aera: 6.39 m² - frontal aera: ? m² - LxWxH: ? m³
aerodynamics:
coefficient of drag (cd): ? - drag area: ? m²
weight:
605 kg
power to weight-ratio:
8.6 kg/hp // 116 hp/ton
price/production
4,000 $  
history
about this model:
The Porsche 356 built between 1950 and 1955 is also called "356 Pre-A".
It was the first Porsche built in Stuttgart, Germany, succeeding the 356/2, which was built in Gmünd, Austria.
The 356 Pre-A was succeeded by the 356A (1955-1959), the 356B (1959-1953) and the 356C (1963-1965).
The 356 America Roadster was made for the north American market, which demanded a light roadster.
But the America Roadster became to expensive, only 15 were built. It was succeeded by the 356 Speedster, which was much more successful.

Pictures taken in 2009 in the "Porsche Museum" in Stuttgart, Germany
Pictures are used by courtesy of the Porsche Museum

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Stock tires for the base model. Sometimes with a different engine came a different tire/wheel combination.
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