The Porsche 356 is a sports car produced in between 1948 and 1965. It was Porsche’s first production car. The 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling 2-door coupe with a rear-engine and rear-wheel drive. It was sold as a coupe, roadster and convertible. The car has evolved over the years which has contributed to its success and popularity in motorsport. In total, roughly 76,000 examples were produced.

The last revision was the 356 was the 356 C version introduced for the 1964 model year. The car had disc brakes all around. It was available with the most powerful engine Porsche had ever produced up to that point. The engine was rated at 95 hp (71 kW) and was mated to a 4-speed manual transmission. A total of 14151 examples were produced. It was replaced by the 911.