Engine Size
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
22,533
Vin
123654
Stock
Po3437

1963 Porsche 356B 2000 GS Carrera Coupe

VIN 123654

Completed on March 11, 1963

One of only 196 356B Carrera 2 Coupes built! Originally delivered from the factory in Ivory (6204) with Black leatherette (B/C) and mouse grey corduroy inserts. The restoration was started but it was never completed. This example does not come with a Carrera 4-Cam engine. Fully metal finished for its next owner to take the restoration to the next level. Rust free body that has very good gaps and panel fit. Original Carrera gauges and VDM Carrera 2 wooden steering wheel. An extremely rare opportunity to acquire a Carrera 2 Coupe project at a reasonable price complete with a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche.

*Complete set of Undercarriage photos provided upon request.

History

Introduced in the autumn of 1961 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 2-liter Carrera II became the first Porsche production car to have disc brakes. Numerous additional cooling vents were among the recently introduced improvements, but most attention was focused on the new 1,966cc four-cam engine. This produced 135hp at 6,200rpm, and while the Carrera's top speed increased only slightly to around 125mph, there was a marked improvement in acceleration despite the newcomer's greater weight, the 0-100mph time being cut from 33.5 seconds to 27.2. The Carrera II had been introduced part way through 356B production and continued virtually unchanged after the 356C's arrival in September of 1963.

The Fuhrmann-designed Carrera 4-cam engine, Type 587/1 with 135 hp, was very complex, and it took an experienced factory mechanic using brand new parts nearly 100 hours to assemble. This was an expensive venture for any car company, let alone one as small as Porsche.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Metal
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1963
Make
Porsche
Model
356B
Miles
22,533

Interior

Interior Color
Black
Secondary Interior Color
Seating Type
Seat Material
Shifter Type
Center Console
No

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