Monday, June 12, 2017

1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GT a Rare Car For Sale

The Porsche 356 Carrera 2 GT is one of the most powerful last cars of its kind, the 356 Carrera was released in 1948 and produced in limited numbers.

Ferdinand Ferry Porsche created Porsche 356 in 1948 in a small town called Gmund in Austria. Made by hand from aluminum, machine mounted on the back which later became famous.

This small company has a good relationship with Volkswagen, it turns out that developed a beetle for ten years before 1928 is his father Ferdinand Porsche

The new Porsche uses a water-cooled flat r using pan and body construction. So the design is almost the same as the beetle, then the car was changed to 911, the car was designed by Erwin Komenda a famous designer among the car community.

Official product of the classic sports car is very little number, for 2 years only built 50 units. A sports car made in Austria was able to make a surprise with a small engine. But in 1951 356 became the 24 Hours of Le Mans champion in his class with riders named Auguste Veuillet and Edmond Mouche from France.

The Austrians were increasingly interested in the car so that Porsche continued to produce and continue to develop the engine, until 1965 there was a choice of Pre-A, A, B and C. more than 76,000 Porsche 356 units had been produced and more than 10,000 units had been ordered from Various countries in 1964, the car became an iconic car because of the victory that he achieved including 24 Hours of Le Mans, 1000 kilometers of Buenos Aires, Millie Miglia, Targa Florio and Carrear panamericanan.

Although it is sometimes thought of as an air-cooled engine, the four-cam engine was developed by Dr. Ernst Fuhrmann who holds a doctoral degree in construction machinery. Which focus on developing high-speed perfomance racing engine.

In 1950 Porsche began developing a new flat-4 more powerful engine without increasing its displesemen. After completion the machine is given four-cam feature, two on eache head, all driven with waffle gear model and roller bearing.

One of the rare cars that use four-cam engine engine is the Carrera GT, which is designed lighter and high-performance with installed four-cam type 692 engine with a capacity of 1587cc. And with a choice of 2 liter new engine. Depending on the reservation.

The Porsche Carrera 2 GT car that was photographed was for sale  an auction at the Fisken auction bureau, just as it would be a bunch of collectors, car and entusiast communities.

Photo by :  Via tim scot (fisken)

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