Porsche 356 carrera gt




Porsche 356 carrera gt

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  • This lovely Porsche Carrera GT Coupé, recently acquired from an Italian collection, represents the fastest street-legal automobile offered by the still-small .

    This rare competition prepared Porsche Carrera GT (the suffix distinguishing it from the GS version in road trim) was supplied new to Italy on 27th May

    In May of , Porsche offered two distinct versions of the Carrera, one called the de Luxe for the street and this model, the Gran Turismo.

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Since its rebuild the car has covered just a few hundred kilometers. Sporty Compact Cars Small sports cars are so much fun. The increased oil heat was dealt with by a larger oil tank for the dry-sump lubrication system and a pair of oil coolers under each headlight. Supercars are mystic creatures. One of the most desirable collector models is the "Speedster", introduced in late after Max Hoffman advised the company that a lower-cost, somewhat spartan open-top version could sell well in the American market.

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    RM Sotheby's - Porsche A Carrera GS/GT Coupé by Reutter | Monaco

    The first A Carreras, introduced in in the GS Grand Sport and the competition-oriented GT Grand Touring form, developed reliable horsepower from just 1, cubic centimetres. These four-cam, dry-sump engines also enjoyed steady development in the racing department, with the largest variant producing upwards of horsepower by the time production ended in When properly tuned and driven, Carreras were all but unbreakable and unbeatable.

    At the time, it was originally fitted with engine number and transmission number Factory options on the car included a Becker radio and antenna, a pair of fog lamps, an anti-glare interior mirror, and a set of colour-matched coco mats. The car was painted Saharabeige, and the interior was clothed in red leatherette with matching cloth inserts.

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Hand-written entries on the Kardex indicate that the car returned for a servicing a few weeks later, having already covered 4, kilometres.

    It also notes that the car changed hands on 10 December , with a Wolf Diether Mekler, of Wallekirch, Germany, listed as the new owner. Furthermore, records show that the engine was replaced just a few days after the sale. The consignor states that during the early s the Carrera was owned by a young German gentleman, the scion of a firm that produced metal boxes for the Italian government. In the late s, the car was acquired by Italian Paolo Morigi, a renowned collector of African art who resided in Switzerland.

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    Morigi delivered the car to marque expert Tiziano Serratini in Bologna, Italy, for a complete restoration.

    The owner had the car re-trimmed at Autorlando-Sport, a well-known Porsche service and racing preparation centre in Pedrengo, Italy.

    The replacement engine, a correct Carrera GT, was rebuilt by Swiss four-cam expert Armin Baumann and has been driven fewer than 1, kilometres since. The current owner purchased this car in the summer of , describing it as being in very good condition and having a very straight body, good paint, and proper gaps all around.

    Porsche 356 carrera gt

    The car is currently set up for vintage rallies and touring and is fitted with a rear tow hook, period-correct leather in the front and rear bonnet and engine cover straps, Perspex side windows and backlight, and GT-correct black rubber floor mats. An additional oil pressure warning lamp has been mounted on the glove box door.

    The consignor notes that the car, currently carrying Italian registration, drives very well and is ready to be used on any event. It is supplied with a spare steel wheel and tyre, a partial tool kit, and a copy of the factory Kardex. Estimate Available Upon Request Offered without reserve. User Contact Media Media Info. Enter Media information Media Type. Almost There Please check the email to complete your registration. A link to reset your password has been sent to your email address.

    Porsche 356 Carrera GT 1958 from Harry Schell, F1 Driver



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