Saturday, July 28, 2018

1957 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe

Few barn finds can be likened to the Holy Grail. This 1957 Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe (the first ever road car to feature a four cam engine), comes close. The four-cam Carrera engine produced 100bhp. The Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe helped bridge the gap between the company's sports vehicles and racing cars when it debuted in 1955.
According to factory records, the 1500 GS Coupe was completed on July 4, 1957, and finished in silver metallic with black leatherette upholstery. It had numerous owners until 1973, when it was parked and left for decades.
It may not have looked like much but the car made $506,000 at Goodings this spring.