1948→1951 Porsche 356/2 Gmünd Cabriolet
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.
|submitted by||Richard Owen|
|type||Series Production Car|
|production years||1948 – 1951|
|price $||$ 3,750|
|engine||Type 369 Flat-4|
|fuel feed||Dual Solex 26 VFJ Downdraft|
|displacement||1086 cc / 66.27 in³|
|power||29.8 kw / 40 bhp @ 4200 rpm|
|specific output||36.83 bhp per litre|
|bhp/weight||65.25 bhp per tonne|
|torque||70.5 nm / 52 ft lbs @ 3300 rpm|
|body / frame||Aluminum Body over Tubular Steel Chassis|
|steering||VW Worm & Nut|
|f suspension||VW Parallel Trailing Arms, Tubular Dampers|
|r suspension||VW Leading Arms w/Torsion Bars, Hydraulic Lever-Arm Shock Absorbers|
|curb weight||613 kg / 1350 lbs|
|top speed||~141.59 kph / 88 mph|
|fuel econ epa||7.35 L/100 km or 32 mpg-us|
|fuel capacity||50 litres or 13.20 gal.|