Porsche 356

Recommended Porsche 356 tyres

Porsche 356 tyres for a standard car as recommended by Longstone Tyres. We recommend the 165HR15 Michelin XAS, 165HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CA67 or the 165HR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 N4, as it is the best radial tyre for a Porsche 356, because the carcase structure of these tyres is suited to the handling of a 356.
  • The Michelin XAS is a 1965 Asymmetric tyre.
  • The CINTURATO ™ CA67, is a genuine period tyre fitted by Porsche in period.
  • The CINTURATO ™ CN36 is a 1969 tyre that has the N4 marking as homologated by Porsche.

Recommended Porsche 356 Tyres

Optional Porsche 356 Tyres

Classic Porsche Tyres Fitment Guide

Porsche 356 History

The official date of birth for Porsche is believed to be June 8th 1948. The first car being a 356/2, 1.1 litre car producing a respectable 40bhp and weighing in at around 650kg. The first 50 of the hand built cars that were produced resembled the classic 356 Porsche that would be later produced, and if any of those first 50 356/2 Porsche were to be found they would be almost priceless.

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Porsche 356 Racing cars

In late 1949 the Rutter company in Germany were given an assignment to build the first 500 of what would become the classic 356 Porsche that we all know and love. The car was built with a 1.1 litre engine producing 40bhp and because the 356 had such good aerodynamics it was capable of reaching an impressive 140kph. Mr Ferry Porsche at the time of production thought it impossible that the company would sell any more than 500 of the 356 Porsche. This was to be a welcome misjudgement. On the 15th march 1954 car no 5,000 left the factory.

Porsche 356 Tire

Porsche 356 Abarth

It was not until 1953 that the famous Porsche badge was seen. By 1965 the last of the beautiful 356 Porsches left the factory after a successful 17 years in production. In total around 81,000 356 Porsches were built with some 1,194 of those cars in various carrera versions.