1951 Sauter Porsche 356 Roadster

Industrialist Heinrich Sauter and fabricator Hans Klenk worked with Porsche to build a more competitive 356 racer with a re-contoured body and a 1.5-liter engine to replace the stock 1.3-liter unit. The modifications proved successful and in 1952 the Porsche won six of the seven races in which it was campaigned. Unusual on a Porsche, reverse-hinged doors gave the car a split-second advantage in Le Mans-style racing, which required drivers to begin the race by first getting in the car.

Collection of Phil White

 


 
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