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1949 Porsche 356 Pre-A

The 1949 Porsche 356 represents the absolute success of the Porsche brand. The first car to wear Stuttgart’s black, red and yellow shield, the 1949 Porsche 356 Pre-A is a historic car. Designed by Porsche, who had been working in conjunction with VW for some time, it was obvious that the 356 Pre-A would be based on the Volkswagen Beetle, sharing much of the engineering and running gear. Porsche would build approximately 50 early 356s and pre-sales were encouraging. From 1949 till 1965, more than 76000 units would roll of the assembly line in Stuttgart.

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Models prior to the introduction of the Porsche 356A in 1955 are considered the Pre-A models. Its windscreen can identify the 356 Pre-A quickly. The Pre-A was produced until April 1952 with a 2-piece windscreen. If you’re thinking about buying a 1949 Porsche 356 Pre-A, it is important to remember that many of the Pre-A models were hand built, so not all early 356 models are exactly the same. Furthermore, rust is a very important factor.

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