PORSCHE 1600 BEUTLER COUPE' : FROM SWITZERLAND WITH STYLE
In 1956 Porsche asked the Swiss Beutler coachbuilder to make a luxury variant of its 365 B
Founded in 1943, the Carrosserie + Spritzwerk Beutler AG in the Swiss town of Thun was one of the most renowned coachbuilder in the country until 1987 and in 1956 received a special order from Porsche.
Ferry Porsche had in fact requested Swiss technicians to make a less sporty and more elegant version of the 365 B and thus the 1600 Beutler Coupè was born.
The car was based on the chassis of the Volkswagen Beetle covered with a new bodywork while the engine was the four-cylinder 1.6 57 hp engine derived from the Porsche 365 B.
It was built in 5 copies before production was stopped in 1957 due to a change in commercial strategies by the German company.
TEST DRIVE OF THE 1600 BEUTLER COUPE'
Although it is very elegant, I still prefer the original Porsche 365B, but what do you think?
Thank you to Valentina Zanola for the cooperation