- Diecast & Plastic parts
- Assembly required, screwdriver included
- Measures approximately: 2.2” L x 0.8” W x 1.0” H
- Blister pack dimensions: 5.8” L x 4.4” W x 1.4” H
- Recommended for 14 years and above.
The Porsche 356 is a sports car that was first produced by Austrian company Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH (1948–1949), and then by German company Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH (1950–1965). It was Porsche's first production automobile. Earlier cars designed by the Austrian company include Cisitalia Grand Prix race car, the Volkswagen Beetle, and Auto Union Grand Prix cars.
The 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door available both in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmünd, Austria, where Porsche built approximately 50 cars. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its September 1964 debut. Of the 76,000 originally produced, approximately half survive.
The original price in 1948 for the 356 coupe was US$3,750. The 356 cabriolet cost US$4,250
A great gift idea for both big and small fans of model cars - the new Schuco Edition 1:64 Kits. In just a few steps the accurately reproduced Schuco 1:64 models can be assembled or disassembled using the screwdriver included in the delivery. Appearing as the first Schuco 1:64 assembly kits are the Mercedes-Benz Unimog 406, the legendary Porsche 356 classic sports car and the cult Volkswagen T1 Transport Bus. Edition 1:64 models come with a metal body and chassis. In addition to the prototypical wheel rims, the Schuco 1:64 models stand out due to the many lovingly detailed components.