Porsche 356 Gmünd SL

Auguste Veuillet / Edmond Mouche win 1st in 1100cc class in the 1951 Le Mans 24H in a Porsche 356 Gmünd SL

Technical specifications: Porsche 356 Gmünd SL

Engine 4-cylinder boxer engine, air-cooled
Capacity 1086cc
Bore x stroke 73.5 x 64mm
Valves 2-valves per cylinder, central camshaft
Power 46bhp @ 4000rpm
Carburettor 2x Solex downdraught
Gearbox Constant-mesh with 4-forward, 1-reverse gears
Clutch Single dry-plate
Top speed 160km/h
Suspension: Front Parallel trailing links acting on transverse torsion bars
Suspension: Rear Swing axles located by trailing links controlled by transverse torsion bars
Tyres 5.00 or 5.25 x 16 by Metzeler
Weight 640kg
Length 3860mm
Wheelbase 2100mm
Track (front) 1290mm; (rear) 1250mm
Fuel 75-litres


Even though only a very small number of the Porsche 356 Gmünd SL’s were built, Porsche decided to publish sales literature about the car