Used Porsche 356

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The Porsche 356 is the first production car to have rolled out of the assembly lines of the German automaker Porsche SE. Lightweight, the 356 started production in 1948 and was designed as rear-wheel drive, rear-engine sports car. It became available in convertible and hardtop variants.

The Porsche 356 remained in production until April 1965, resulting in total production of 76,000 units, an estimated half of which are still in service today. The continuing innovation in design that had been heaped into the 356 accounts for the car’s durability and popularity.

The car’s suspension, chassis and engine were initially based on another popular German car, the Volkswagen Beetle (Porsche SE has a majority stake in Volkswagen AG) to save on production costs. Eventually, however, the 365 was reengineered and refined for better performance, and by the late 1950s the 365 shared only a few parts with Volkswagen. A new generation of Porsche 356 will reportedly be manufactured in 2013.

Estimated Price Range for Used Porsche 356: $17,000-$285,000
Available Trims: Base, Super
Below are Pre-Owned Porsche 356 from Ebay and 2 of the top used-car sites on the web:

Porsche : 356 REPLICA 1966 porsche 356 speedster replica white blue low miles 1600 cc 4 speed
Porsche : 356 REPLICA 1966 porsche 356 speedster replica white blue low miles 1600 cc 4 speed $21,100.00 (2 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Apr-19-2015 13:38:35 PDT
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Porsche : 356 Kit Car / Replica Porsche 356 Speedster Wide Body
Porsche : 356 Kit Car / Replica Porsche 356  Speedster Wide Body $25,000.00
End Date: Thursday Apr-23-2015 16:34:38 PDT
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Porsche : 356 B 1963 porsche 356 b super strikingly original example matching numbers coa
Porsche : 356 B 1963 porsche 356 b super strikingly original example matching numbers coa $42,200.00 (10 Bids)
End Date: Sunday Apr-19-2015 15:41:01 PDT
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Porsche : 356 2 door convertable Porsche 356 speedster replica tube frame; new 2180cc motor 5 spd
Porsche : 356 2 door convertable Porsche 356 speedster replica tube frame; new 2180cc motor 5 spd $22,500.00
End Date: Saturday Apr-25-2015 11:31:27 PDT
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Porsche : 356 Carerra Speedster 1957 vintage speedster widebody reproduction
Porsche : 356 Carerra Speedster 1957 vintage speedster widebody reproduction $22,435.00 (5 Bids)
End Date: Monday Apr-20-2015 8:22:32 PDT
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