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After a considerable absence of a Carrera model in the 356-model lineup, Porsche finally made another 4-cam version with the introduction of a 2.0-liter engine. This Carrera trailed a series of impressive 1.6-liter cars known as the 1600GS.

As with the earlier versions, the Carrera was offered both in a Carrera GS Deluxe version for the road and the Carrera GT for racetrack. Unlike these earlier models, the new car benefited from the 2.0-liter engine introduced as the Carrera 2 in September 1962.

The 2.0-Carrera used a variant of the Type 547 engine with a larger bore and stoke, having 1966cc. The larger cylinder wall meant that the block had to be both taller and wider and the type was changed to 587. The new engine offered much more increased low-end torque making it suitable for everyday driving.

The first Type 578 engines were used at the Targa Florio in 1961 where the cars nearly won their class. However, testing on several red coupes to and from race events finalized specification of the road-going Carrera de Luxe.

Outfitted by Reutter, the Deluxe featured a fully trimmed interior with an adjustable Eberspächer gasoline heater. At 2200 lbs, Road & Track recorded a 0-60 time of 9.2 seconds and a top speed of 122.7 mph.

One of the finest Carrera 2's you will find in astonishing condition, complete nut and bolt restoration performed by European Collectibles, Inc. Everything has been rebuilt or reconditioned with no expense spared! Serial number 126269, engine number 97303, transmission number 70745 - all matching to the Certificate of Authenticity. Restored in 2013-2014. The original 4-cam engine was rebuilt by Billy Doyle in 2013-2014. Phenomenal 356 C Carrera 2 to drive! Options include gas heater, AM/FM Blaupunkt radio & Speakers, VDM Carrera wood steering wheel, Deluxe horn ring, chrome rims, Hella 128 amber fog lights, Full red wine leather interior, arm rests, German Grey square weave carpeting, manual 4-speed (741) transmission, four-wheel disc braking system and a 4-cam 2000 GS engine - producing 140hp. Rare find that was special ordered in Slate Grey. Complete with Carrera tool kit, jack, Kardex, owners manual, Carrera 2 supplement and records. This 356 Carrera has it all if you are looking for one of the best in the country.


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