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Porsche 356 A 1500 GS Carrera

Coupé, 1956

Highlights

  • Glasirit Silver Metallic
  • full GT options
  • Certificate of Authenticity & Kardex

1956 Porsche 356A 1500 GS Carrera Coupe

VIN 55467

Completion on January 11, 1956

Mille Miglia Eligible

European Collectibles did a beautiful restoration on this Carrera Coupe. The driveline and body panels are all matching numbers. During the restoration, this 356 was completely disassembled so that every aspect could be properly addressed. The body was stripped to the steel and it had minimal rust. All body panels were pre-fit along with the bumpers to ensure the absolute best result before concour paint preparation. All the chrome has been triple plated by Christenson’s Plating in Vernon, California. The gauges were restored by North Hollywood Speedometer. A new wiring harness was installed. All the components are OEM or NOS. Sub-assemblies on the parts was completed by Victor Miles, who is known for his concours refinishing.

The complete driveline has been rebuilt. The 4-cam engine was one of the last rebuild by Bill Doyle, who rebuilt the crankshaft. NOS pistons, liners, valves, cams, and drag leavers on a numbers matching gear set. 516 split-case transmission was completely disassembled and rebuilt with all new bearings and synchromesh. All the suspension has been rebuilt along with the braking system.

Equipped with full GT options: 60mm GT front brakes with vented backing plates, five (5) date coded GT alloy wheels, GT fuel tank, roll bar, GT exhaust, lightweight GT interior, GT seats, GT deco trim on the bumpers, louvered rear deck lid and GT side mirror.

According to the Certificate of Authenticity & Kardex, the 356 was originally delivered in Sahara Beige with a Red leatherette interior. Currently finished in period correct Glasirit Silver Metallic with a Black interior. Absolutely superb in every way, this Carrera Coupe is ready for immediate road or concours use. Complete with tools, books, Kardex, Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche & photo documentation of the restoration. Truly one of the best 1956 Carrera Coupes that you will find with no issues. Driven over 100 miles and fully tested by Bill Doyle before his passing. No stone was left unturned.

Ownership history 

Stored in a helicopter hanger in Camarillo, California for over 28 years by a longtime pilot. Purchased by the current owner 7 years ago who commissioned European Collectibles to complete a bare metal, no expense spared restoration.

Specification 

100 bhp, 1,498cc DOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with dual Solex carburetors, four-speed manual transmission, independent front suspension with torsion bars, an anti-roll bar, trailing arms, and telescopic shock absorbers, independent swing axle rear suspension with torsion bars and telescopic shock absorbers, and four-wheel drum brakes. Wheelbase: 2,100 mm

Price: on application

United States

European Collectibles
1665 Babcock St
CA 92627 Costa Mesa
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Specifications

Year of construction: 1956
Model: 356 A 1500 GS Carrera
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 81537 mi
Power: 100 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,5 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leatherette
Exterior color: Silver
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Glasirit Silver Metallic
Matching Numbers: Yes
Condition: Fully restored
Ready to drive: Yes

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