Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera GT 1957 (front)

Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera GT 1957 (front)

Manufacturer: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen – Germany
Type: 356 A 1500 GS Carrera GT
Engine: 1498cc 4-cylinder boxer
Power: 110 bhp / 6.400 rpm
Speed: 201 km/h
Production time: 1957 – 1958
Production outlet: 700
Curb weight: 930 kg

Special:
– It was designed and fabricated by Ferdinand ("Ferry") Porsche, the son of well-known Dr. Ing Ferdinand Porsche, founder of Porsche.
– The concept of of "Project 356" was then styled by Irwin Komenda.
– The T2 model (356A model) was presented in 1957 at the traditional platform for the German car industry: the Frankfurt Messe.
– The name "356" was chosen as it was the 356th project off the Porsche design desk (in Gmünd/Kärnten, Austria).
– The GS-GT (Grand Sport – Grand Touring) was named Carrera in honor of the Mexican Carrera Panamaracana where Porsche Spyders had done so well.
– This 2+2 Coupé has a flat air-cooled boxer, race-bred 4-cam roller bearing engine in the back, two Weber DCMZ carburetors and a four-speed manual gearbox.

Posted by Le Photiste on 2013-12-30 10:51:39

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