Porsche's first production automobile. The Porsche 356 is a luxury sports car, built by Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH, in Austria. It is a lightweight and nimble- handling, rear-engined, rear-wheel drive, two-door, built in hardtop and open design. in 1948 50 cars were built, 76,000 were built in total from 1950 to 1965 from the werks in Germany. 50% are still around today. The original design came from the son of Ferdinand Porsche, Ferdinand "Ferry" Porsche. The engine, a four-cylinder, air-cooled, rear mounted, rear wheel drive with unitized pan and body construction. The 356 is sought after car for Porsche collectors, like Seinfeld. The prices are still going up, $500.00+ for the best of the best.
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