The Porsche 356 is a sports car produced in the years 1948-1965. It was Porsche’s first production car. The 365 is a light and nimble 2-door rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive car, available in both hardtop and open-top coupe configurations and as a convertible. A total of 76313 examples were produced.

The Porsche 356 C was the last revision of the 356 and was produced in 1964-1965. The car had disc brakes front and rear, and was available with an optional, the most powerful engine Porsche had ever produced, with a power output of 95 hp (71 kW). The last ten 356s were assembled for the Dutch police to patrol the highway. The use of Porsches for traffic control and speeding was so successful that the Dutch branch of the national police used Porsche 911s well into the water-cooled era.