Journal: The Porsche 356 Visualized

The Porsche 356 Visualized

Petrolicious Productions By Petrolicious Productions
October 29, 2014
18 comments

In conjunction with Tuesday’s Outlaw Porsche film, we wanted to share more information about the wonderful bathtub Porsches. So we’ve created a Petrolicious infographic that is chock full of interesting tidbits about the iconic car. For instance, did you know that the 500th Porsche was built in the fourth year of production?

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Yoav Gilad
Yoav Gilad

Hey guys, thanks for your feedback, the infographic has been updated!

Fulvia
Fulvia

Can you please make a article about the gmund coupe? That car is pure beauty.

Michael
Michael

An excellent resource for sorting out the various Porsche 356 models is “The 356 Porsche – A Restorer’s Guide to Authenticity” by Dr. Brett Johnson. It’s normally available in hardcover and softcover versions on Amazon.com.

Johannes Roussel
Johannes Roussel

To TJ and SPG, the 1976 912 got a VW Type 4 engine (not a type 2). Same engine as the 914 2.0 but with a Bosch L-Jet fuel injection instead of the D-jet.

Sebastian Gaeta
Sebastian Gaeta

Johannes,

Yessssss, my mistake! Type IV and not Type II 🙂

The important thing is to get the correct info out there and I thank you for catching that.

Vincent Kemp
Vincent Kemp

This typo hurts a bit 😉

M. I.
M. I.

Damn, why did you have to point that out? Now I can’t enjoy the picture without overlooking that small but significant typo. 🙁

Damon
Damon

TJ Martin, thank you for the consistent entertainment.
spg356, thank you for the informative post.
As a 1969 912 owner, and an acquaintance of many 912 owners, I can confirm, these are not fragile engines. Fun and reliable is a more accurate description. If I were more well heeled, I would certainly entertain the notion of a Polo engine. Not for increased durability, but for increased HP with similar balance! Well done, Mr. Polopolus.
Petrolicious may not be perfect, but it’s great enough to keep us all coming back; even Mr. Martin.

Sebastian Gaeta
Sebastian Gaeta

From the Correcting the Department of Corrections: John Denver did in fact own a 356 cabriolet; he was a 356 Registry member. He was drunk one night (as usual) and drove it into a tree. Ticked off a lot of his fellow owners by blaming it on the brakes. Freeman is not what I would call famous to the average person, although he is prominent within the Porsche circles. Still, I would not expect him to be listed next to Steve McQueen. “Only the earlier model 912’s used the 356’s engine”. I suppose you are technically correct, but the first… Read more »

ACFowles
ACFowles

So, to paraphrase, TJ Martin is posting sh1t again…

Oddo Maddic
Oddo Maddic

The motor in a 912E is a Type 4. There is no such thing as a Type 2 engine. A Type 2 is a VW Bus (Which had the Type 4 engine from 1972 on).

Andrew

Great infographic – excellent colours/design and vintage feel, but please correct all the typos – very disconcerting!

Guest
Guest

Can anyone recommend a resource that outlines all the specs and differentiating factors between the pre-A/A/B/C? ie books, websites, infographics etc?

Dustin Rittle
Dustin Rittle

Great article!. Maybe Petrolicious should do more cars in this manner. It really has a old school look to it like something you might see in a vintage car magazine

B Bop
B Bop

Yes folks, the resident sociopath TJ Martin, has once again infected this site with his utter BS. (Sigh)

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

PS; Add to the above about the film ” King of the Mountain ” …

” ….as well as one of the most bad___ed Outlaw 356’s imaginable … even if it was based on a kit car that was later put into production by the Chicago firm that built the replicas “

TJ Martin
TJ Martin

Ok .. from the Department of Corrections ; 1) John Denver .. the Dean of Green in his day owned a Porsche 930 Turbo .. not a 356 . Along with a 100+ gallon gas tank on his property just in case the gas needed to fuel his 930 became unavailable . This I know first hand 2) As stated on the ‘ Outlaw ‘ page . Dean Jeffries … not Emory created the first Outlaw 356 which then set the trend for all to follow as well as being credited by everyone in the know for coining the phrase… Read more »

Stephen DeOreo
Stephen DeOreo

Very Cool!!