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Porsche 356 A 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



- 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.

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Taken on May 24, 2008