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    It was Porsche's first production automobile. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. In the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen , Germany, and general production of the continued until April , well after the replacement model made its autumn debut. Of the 76, originally produced, approximately half survive. In the mid-engine , [3] tubular chassis prototype called " No. This led to some debate as to the "first" Porsche automobile, but the is considered by Porsche to be its first production model.

    The was created by Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche son of Ferdinand Porsche, founder of the German company , who founded the Austrian company with his sister, Louise. The chassis was a completely new design as was the '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.

    Ferry Porsche described the thinking behind the development of the in an interview with the editor of Panorama , the PCA magazine, in September I had always driven very speedy cars.

    By the end of the war I had a Volkswagen Cabriolet with a supercharged engine and that was the basic idea. I saw that if you had enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than if you have a big car which is also overpowered. And it is more fun. On this basic idea we started the first Porsche prototype.

    The first was road certified in Austria on June 8, , and was entered in a race in Innsbruck where it won its class. Fewer and fewer parts were shared between Volkswagen and Porsche as the s progressed. The aluminium bodied cars from that very small company are what are now referred to as "prototypes".

    Porsche contracted Reutter to build the steel bodies and eventually bought the Reutter company in Little noticed at its inception, mostly by a small number of auto racing enthusiasts, the first s sold primarily in Austria and Germany. It took Porsche two years, starting with the first prototype in , to manufacture the first 50 automobiles. By the early s the had gained some renown among enthusiasts on both sides of the Atlantic for its aerodynamics, handling, and excellent build quality.

    The class win at Le Mans in was a factor. They introduced the four-cam racing " Carrera " engine, a totally new design and unique to Porsche sports cars, in late Increasing success with its racing and road cars brought Porsche orders for over 10, units in , and by the time production ended in approximately 76, had been produced. To distinguish among the major revisions of the model, s are generally classified into a few major groups.

    The A was the first road going Porsche to offer the Carrera four-cam engine as an option. Although the used numerous components, Porsche did not intended for the to replace the When the decision was made to replace the , the later was the road car designed to carry the Porsche name forward. The was developed as the "standard version" of the at the 17,DM price of a SC, while the complex but faster and heavier six-cylinder was priced more than fifty percent higher.

    By late the divided windscreen was gone, replaced by a V-shaped unit which fit into the same opening. In late Max Hoffman , the sole US importer of Porsches, convinced Porsche to build a stripped down roadster version with minimal equipment and a cut-down windscreen.



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