Porsche 356


The Beginning: November 1946

In November 1946, in Gmünd, Erwin Komenda’s ideas for a sports car, whose the manufacturing process would be cheaper, were committed to paper.  He sketched a articulate design for a sports coupé, which at that time was without a name. Officially, the Porsche 356 project began on the 11th of June 1947. 

 

 

 

 

 


356: Costs of Production 1949

In-house memorandum regarding the manufacturing costs of the Porsche 356 in Germany.  The memorandum was received by Professor Porsche, Ferry Porsche, Dr Piech, authorised company representative Hans Kern and Erwin Komenda.
In-house memorandum regarding the manufacturing costs of the Porsche 356 in Germany. The memorandum was received by Professor Porsche, Ferry Porsche, Dr Piech, authorised company representative Hans Kern and Erwin Komenda.


356 - Porsche DNA

Komenda developed with his technical principle of the 356 Nr. 1 the Porsche DNA - the basic of modern, sucessful Porsche midengine sportcars.

 

 

 

 

 


Porsche 356 - Porsche DNA

"Porsche - Origin of the Species" by Karl Ludvigsen ...

Karl Ludvigsen's in-depth researches into the origins of the Type 356 have ... around the origin and DNA of the 356 in Porsche-Origin of the Species. ...ErwinKomenda began designing sports versions of the Volkswagen ..

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