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5 Quickest Production Porsches of the ’50s

By   July 30, 2013

5 Quickest Production Porsches of the '50s - Porsche 550 spyder

5 of the Quickest Production Porsche of the 1950s

Porsches are some of the fastest cars that one can buy. The cars from the German performance car maker are know to be so fast that the 911 is often referred to as the benchmark for all sports cars. The newest cars are blingingly fast with some of the faster 991 models have 0 to 60 mph times around 3 seconds.

Porsches have always been quick and perhaps the best measure of straight line performance is the quarter mile time. While these cars have great handling and are capable of much more than a good quarter mile, it is a good measurement of the performance capability of a car (we will have future lists that deal with handling). In this count down we will list the quickest production Porsches of the ’50s.

  1. 1955 Porsche 550 Spyder
    The 1955 550 Spyder is capable of a 0 to 60 mph time of 7.0 seconds and it can run the quarter mile in 16.2 seconds. While by today’s standards that isn’t all that great, this was great performance in the ’50s.
  2. 1956 Porsche 356A Carrera
    The ’56 356A Carrera could go from 0 to 60 mph in 11.4 seconds and could run the quarter mile in 17.5 seconds,
  3. 1959 Porsche 356B Super 90
    The 356B was able to 0 to 60 mph in 11.5 seconds and was capable of a quarter mile time of 18.3 seconds.
  4. 1956 Porsche 356A
    In 1956 the 356A non Carrera model was able to go from 0 to 60 mph in 14.3 seconds and run the quarter mile in 19.1 seconds.
  5. 1950 Porsche 356
    In 1950 Porsche 356 could go from 0 to 60 mph in 13.9 seconds and could cover the quarter mile in 19.2 seconds.

So, that is a run down of the fastest production Porsches from the ’50s. This is based on the data that is available, so there may be some errors (feel free to correct any inaccuracies in the comments). Also, similar performance may be available in multiple years but we only listed one year for the performance figures.

Let us know what you think of these Porsches and which is your favorite in the comments below and keep an eye out for our ’60s list.

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