Porsche AG

Ferdinand Porsche founded the company called "Dr. Ing. h. c. F. Porsche GmbH" in 1931, with main offices at Kronenstraße 24 in the centre of Stuttgart.

The first models of what was to become the 356 were built in a small sawmill in Gmünd, Austria.
The prototype car went into production (with Aluminium body) by Porsche Konstruktionen GesmbH founded by Ferry and Louise.

After the production of 356 was taken over by the father's Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche GmbH in Stuttgart in 1950, Porsche commissioned a Zuffenhausen-based company, Reutter Karosserie, which had previously collaborated with the firm on Volkswagen Beetle prototypes, to produce the 356's steel body.

I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself. -Ferdinand Porsche