After his post WWII release from internment in France, Ferdinand Porsche settled in Gmund, Austria, where he created the first Porsche cars, with 1,086cc VW based engines and sporting light alloy roadster bodywork. However, he found working conditions at Gmund too difficult, with shortages in materials, components and skilled labour.  Porsche cars were then relatively cheap, and demand high, so, after building 50 of this original model 356, Porsche moved to Stuttgart Zuffenhausen in Germany.  The rear-engined model 356 appeared in many guises, with engines from 1,096cc to 1,966cc; coupes, cabriolets, speedsters and convertibles were offered.
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It was succeeded by the 1965-69 Porsche 912, with a light-alloy 1,582cc engine, still a flat-four.  A year earlier, the famous ohc flat-six 1,991cc Porsche 911 had made its debut, available from 1969 onwards with larger power units, of which the ultimate development was a 2,993cc unit.


From 1972-75, the Carrera was available, with a 2,687cc flat-six developing 260 bhp.  It was concurrent with the 1969-75 mid-engined Porsche 914, available with fours of 1,795cc and 1,971cc or the 1,991cc six.

The 1979 Porsche range consisted of the front engined 924, with an in-line water cooled, four cylinder engine of 1,984cc, the rear-engined 911SC, with the 2,993cc flat-six in 180 bhp form, the 911 Turbo, with a 3,299cc six equipped with Bosch K jetronic fuel-injection, and the front-engined 928, with a 4,474cc V-8 power unit.

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