Background to the BT5
Background to the 356B Model
In late 1959 significant styling and technical refinements gave rise to the 356 B (a T5 body type). The mid-1962 356 B model was changed to the T6 body type (twin engine lid grilles, an external fuel filler in the right front wing/fender and a larger rear window in the coupé).
A facelift resulted in the T5 body (1959-1961) with raised headlights and re-contoured, raised bumpers front and rear. The last facelift of the 356 was the T6 body in September 1961, which had a squared-off hood, and a larger windshield, rear window, and rear lid. The gas filler was moved to the top of the right fender. The rear lid had twin grilles. The 1600cc Super 90 engine was introduced with twin-throat Solex carburetors for 1960, and it made 90 hp. Zenith carburettors were retained on the Normal and Super models.
The 3 models available where the Coupe, the Cabriolet and the Roadster