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Its amazing that this replica even exists. But for the tenacity of Mark Gomez of Vintage Replicar and the craftsmanship of Thunder Ranch we would probably never have such a replica to drool over as only 1 Porsche 356/1 was ever built. 
The Porsche 356/1 was the first production car created by Ferdinand Porsche. Obvious differences with the 356 that we probably all know is that the 356/1 has a longer rear deck to accomodate a mid-engined configuration rather than rear engined as found in the 356. 
The 356/1 uses a 3 inch tubular chassis ported over from Thunder's RSK Spyder replica. The rest of the running gear, engine and transmission are VW Beetle sourced. Where the original Porsche 356/1 used a 40bhp 1131cc air cooled engine, Vintage use an 1835cc Beetle version that produces a more modern 115bhp. Turnkey and kits are available. 
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