Of the 50 cars made in Gmünd, only eight were built up as cabriolets. Each was outsourced for its body and interior construction.
Six cars were sent to Beutler who constructed them with a slightly different shape than the factory coupes. Included was a kicked-up rear fender line which was used on several of the Buetler cabriolets. Furthermore the dashboard was unique to these cars.
Built to factory designs, Karosseriefabrik Ferdinand Keibl in Vienna produced an entirely different cabriolet of which only two were produced.
Sources & Further Reading.
1. Ludvigsen, Karl.Porsche. Excellence Was Expected. Bentley Publishers: 2003.
Series Production Car
1948 – 1951
Type 369 Flat-4
Dual Solex 26 VFJ Downdraft
1086 cc / 66.27 in³
29.8 kw / 40 bhp @ 4200 rpm
36.83 bhp per litre
65.25 bhp per tonne
70.5 nm / 52 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm
body / frame
Aluminum Body over Tubular Steel Chassis
VW Worm & Nut
VW Parallel Trailing Arms, Tubular Dampers
VW Leading Arms w/Torsion Bars, Hydraulic Lever-Arm Shock Absorbers