- The Porsche 1600 Beutler Coupè

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

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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.

Front section

Front section

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.

Side section

Side section

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.

Rear section

Rear section

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'

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VERDICT

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

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