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Moments in Time......................

Birth of a 356-A Porsche!

 

                                   By:  Charlie White


 

Porsche Factory.........sometime mid-to-late 1950's!


 

Body Buck........Cabriolet or Speedster?

                                                                                                   

 

356-A Chassis under construction in a Chassis jig!


Part Diagrams #47 & #48 from 356-A Factory Parts Book!


 

Three finished chassis stacked ready to go down the line!


 

I have NO IDEA what this is............a body parts press?



 

Coupe in a Body jig......notice rear taillight holes and welding seams!


 

Part Diagram #51 from the 356-A Factory Parts Book!


 

Count the Porsche bodies? Coupes? Cabs? Speedsters?


 Porsche 356-A Chassis Serial Numbers  

 Model Year  

Coupe

 Cabriolet  

 Speedster  

1956

55001 - 58311

61001 - 61499

 82001 - 82850  

1957

58312 - 59090
T-2
 100001 - 101692  

61500 - 61892
T-2
 150001 - 150149  

82851 - 83791
T-2

83792
- 84366

1958

101693 - 106174

150150 - 151531

84367 - 84922

1959

106175 - 108917

151532 - 152475

 84923 - 84954


 

Slinging "Lead"...............?


"A" Cab moving on down the line!


   


 

Speedsters or Cabriolets:  line up after paint!


 

Engines and Tires!


 

What are they building here?


 

Lots of parts, can't tell exactly what they're doing here either!



 

These are NOT 356 Porsche chassis......Spyders?


 

Two types of Transaxles..............?

Part Diagram #28 from the 356-A Factory Parts Book!


 

"Coupes" Row.........Ready for final fit and finish!


 

Doing the carpeting!


 

Part Diagram #52 from the 356-A Factory Parts Manual!



Building a Cabriolet top.........what is that black stuff?


 

Hammer and tacks!

Part Diagram #54 from the 356-A Factory Parts Book!


 

The end of the line coming up!

Part Diagram #70 from the 356-A Factory Parts Book!


 

Wheels and Tires..........and we're outta here!


 

Why am I sitting here?



 

Cabriolet ready for that final drive on the autobahn!


Part Diagram #68 from 356-A Factory Parts Book!


 

Ready for final delivery!



 


Research and Website Creation by:

Charlie White
Scottsdale, Arizona
USA
derwhite@aol.com
or
derwhite@derwhites356literature.com

   

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Website updated
02/13/08