Engine Size
2.0 Liter
Transmission Type
4 Speed Manual
Body Style
Coupe
Miles
Vin
124407
Stock
Po3815

1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2000 GS Coupe

VIN 124407 completed June 12, 1963

Originally delivered new to Switzerland and was handled by Amag, Schweiz. In 1977, the current owner saw a 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2000 GS Coupe listed for sale in the Los Angeles Times and purchased it. For the next 40 years, the Carrera 2 was stored in a warehouse in San Diego, California.

In 2017 the Carrera 2 was transported to European Collectibles, Inc. and received a complete nut and bolt restoration from 2017 to 2019. The body was stripped to steel and everything was rebuilt or reconditioned with no expense spared! The 2.0 liter 587/1 4-cam engine and 4-speed 741 transmission were both completely rebuilt by local 356 specialists. All matching numbers per Porsche Kardex. The Carrera 2 has been fitted with 356 C-style four-wheel disc brakes for enhanced performance. After 2 years of hard work, a phenomenal 356 C2 is back on the road!

One of 310 2.0 liter Coupes produced, finished in its original color combination, Slate Grey with a Red wine leather interior and Grey German square weave carpeting. Complete with Carrera tool kit, Jack, Kardex, owner's manual and records. Options include a gas heater, VDM Carrera wood steering wheel with deluxe horn ring, chrome rims and Hella 128 fog lights. This 356 Carrera 2 has it all, if you are looking for one of the best in the country in astonishing condition look no further.

History of the 356 Carrera
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 the 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 stroke, 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.

Engine

Engine Type
Engine Size
2.0 Liter
Fuel Specification

Body

Body Color
Slate Grey
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type

Basic

Year
1963
Make
Porsche
Model
356B
Miles

Interior

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

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