1955 Porsche 356

Color Options: Black, Turkish red, Graphite, Jade green, Pearl gray, Azure blue, Terra cotta, Ivory, Silver, Adria

Engine Type: 1.5 L Type 528/2 B4, 1.5 L Type 546/2 B

Transmission: 4-speed manual


1955 marked the last year of what nowadays is known as the “pre-A” era of the Porsche 356. Given the upcoming introduction of a new generation of 356 models, few changes were made to the new model year. However, there was a particular addition to this production year. In 1954, luxury car importer Max Hoffman, the only importer of Porsche vehicles in the United States, suggested a new addition to the 356 lineups. Hoffman, who had famously suggested a variety of European carmakers new ways to adapt to the American market, approached Porsche about the possibility of stripping down the 356 into a roadster that would appeal to the fifties craze.


However, in order to better sell it, Hoffman insisted upon a name rather than a number. This led to the Porsche Continental, a name exclusive to the United States. This name (which actually got them in legal trouble with Ford because of the Lincoln Continental) was only used during this one year in the United States, making it a gem in collectors’ eyes. An equivalent model was briefly sold the next year under the name Porsche European.

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