“Porsche 356 in the spotlight” at the Brussels Autoworld Museum

The Autoworld Museum in Brussels houses a permanent exhibition of dozens of cars of all ages. And 5 to 6 times a year, they dedicate an exhibition The Autoworld Museum hosts an exhibition to a special theme. Right now the Autoworld Museum puts the Porsche 356 in the spotlight. As soon as we knew about this exhibition we gave you a little preview. And with the Porsche 70 years celebrational exhibition in mind, we knew this one would be worth visiting too.

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The pre-A and Gmund part of the exhibition

Some of the cars in this exhibition featured in the Porsche 70 years exhibition too. But that may absolutely be no reason not to visit the show. Immediately after you enter the exhibition, you have the follow the direction that the museum set out to comply with the COVID-19 regulations. On the left side, you notice 4 cars. After all, you won’t see a true 1948 Porsche 356 Gmünd that much. And when it has the company of a 1950 Porsche 356 pre A Cabriolet and a 1952 Porsche 356 Coupe, that makes it even more special. But that’s not all. 

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The 4-cam section of the Porsche 356 exhibition

On the other side of the entrance, there is a row of Porsche 356s that belong to the most wanted in Porsche collections. It starts with a 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera GS  Cabriolet. Just next to that one you can see a 1960 Porsche 356 B Carrera GT. Next comes a Porsche 356 Carrera GT and continues with a 1960 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GT.  The next gem is a Porsche 356 Carrera Abarth. And the row of 4-cams stops with a 1963 Porsche 356 B 2000 Carrera 2, converted into a race car and participated in the Le Mans Classic.

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1965 Porsche 365 SC Cabriolet

The rarities in the exhibition

The main corridor of the exhibition houses 3 regular Porsche 356. Further in the back, you can find some more rarities. Of course, there is a Porsche 356 D’Ieteren Roadster, to emphasize that Belgium has a connection with the early heritage of Porsche too. A car that may be fairly unknown to many is the Zagato Porsche 356. The car in the exhibition is a recreation. Only 9 originals were ever built, both in Coupe and Spyder version.

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A few rarities in the exihibition

We are still doing further research and hope to come back to you with more information on this particular model soon.  The Porsche 356 BT6 Polizei is a very rare car too, with only a handful produced. And from the Beutler Porsche 356, a 4 door car, you won’t find much either.

If you own a Porsche 356, Sunday, July 12th might be the best shot to visit the exhibition. A Cars & Coffee. for classic cars takes place and you can park your car at the Esplanade in front of the museum.

Picture gallery Porsche 356 in the spotlight exibition at the Autoworld Museum in Brussels

Pictures courtesy Vintage Race Photography