Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche and his sister Louise dreamed of building a sports car that was as powerful as it was light and compact. The children of German Porsche founder Ferdinand Sr, they diverged from the company and formed the Austrian Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH.
The car they’d dreamed of making came to fruition in the form of the 356. It was designed by a Porsche employee, but used a completely new chassis, while it took its engine case and parts of the suspension from Volkswagen.
If the approach seemed haphazard, it worked out for the best -- the formed the blueprint for the spirit of every Porsche car produced since.
Photographer: Jorge Gómez