1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 CoupeSOLD

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To be sold at the Gooding & Company Amelia Island Auction on March 8, 2013. For further details please visit www.goodingco.com or contact a vehicle specialist at 001.310.899.1960 or specialist@goodingco.com. Engine Specifications: 1,966 CC DOHC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine Dual Solex 40PII-4 Downdraft Carburetors 130 BHP at 6,200 RPM 4-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Annular Disc Brakes Independent Front and Rear Suspension About this Car: Few nameplates in automotive performance carry more weight than the Carrera, the Porsche variant named for the famously rugged Carrera Panamericana Mexican road race. More than just a model name, Carrera signified a particular race-bred version of Porsche’s classic flat-four engine devised by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann, using twin ignition, two dual-throat carburetors, and, most importantly, four-cam valve actuation rather than single-cam pushrods. At the Frankfurt Motor Show in September 1961, Porsche introduced the latest version of the Carrera, wearing the T-6 Reutter body style and powered by an enlarged two-liter version of Furhmann’s four-cam flat four, designated Type 587/1. The fastest 356 road car ever built, the 2000 GS or Carrera 2 (so named for its two-liter displacement) was produced in a sparing quantity of just 436 examples, of which 310 were built on the earlier 356 B platform. A thoroughbred performer with a premium-trimmed interior, the Carrera 2 was also notable as the first production Porsche to feature disc brakes. This sensational example of the rare Carrera 2 possesses all of its original body panels and benefits from a recent factory- correct restoration of the mechanical components and exterior. According to the Kardex, this Porsche was optioned with extensive sonderausfuhrung (special equipment), including black leather upholstery, a velour-lined glove compartment, an Eberspacher auxiliary gasoline heater, Hella 128 driving lamps, Hella accessory interior lamps, Coco floor mats, an unusual outside temperature thermometer, dual loudspeakers, Talbot mirrors, armrests, and a radio. The car also features disc brakes, a VDM wood-rimmed steering wheel, and the handsomely louvered rear apron with tailpipe valances that physically differentiates the high-performance 2000 GS from the base 356 B. In the early 1980s, this Porsche was purchased from a South Carolina-based owner by Dr. Phillip Scheinberg of Santa Barbara, California, who used the car as a daily driver for 10 years before selling it to an owner in Texas. By the late 1990s, the Carrera was owned by enthusiast Jason Kim, who in 2000 sold it to a fellow Porsche connoisseur

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as of 3/14/2013

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Car 1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 Coupe
VIN 120613 
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