1959 Porsche 356A Carrera GT Coupe

Make:          Porsche
Model:        356A Coupe
Type:           Carrera GT
Year:            1959
Chassis#:   108089
Color:          Meissen Blue

History: Shipped to Argentina Porsche importer and Distributor Anton Dory along with Speedster GT #105558 in August 1959. Only 12 GT Carrera coupes were built in 1959. They were homologated competition cars with unique features. Porsche Argentina raced this GT in the World Championship of Makes 1000 KM of Buenos Aires in 1960 with Porsche factory support. It had several class and outright wins. 1st overall in the Rosario 1960. Driven by Argentinian Formula One driver Roberto Mieres. Being exported from Argentina in 1989. Then being restored by Porsche marque experts C Tanner of Kreuzlingen Switzerland. It is raced in premier historic events such as the Tour Auto by Claude Ruiz Picasso, the son of Pablo Picasso. Coming to California in 2017 it is restored by Grand Prix Classics. Then sold to a collector in New Hampshire. The ownership is known and well documented.

Condition: Around the mid 1990’s being first restored by Marque expert C. Tanner in Switzerland with photos and records of the work. With engine done by McCarthy around 1995. Then after some use, the engine was again rebuilt by German 4 cam Porsche expert Karl Hloch in 2015. From 2017 to 2018 it was extensively refurbished by Grand Prix Classics at a cost of about $170,000. Photos and records available. This included a disassembly of the car, refinishing of the under carriage. Paint correction and touch up. Complete gear box rebuild, complete suspension and brakes rebuild. Refurbishment of small original parts and sourcing of numerous other original parts. Alloy seat shells repaired. Interior reupholstered in correct materials. Instruments and wiring redone. Engine service. Sourced steel alloy original wheels. New tires. Then in 2023, serviced by Road Scholars at a cost of $63,000. An outstanding very correct example with original upper body panels. Correct 692/3 series plain bearing 4 cam engine. Unique to this late series car. Rare correct late series Solex 44-P11 carburetors. Ready for history rally events, races, or the car show circuit.

GT Features: The 12 1959 Carrera GT 4 cam coupes are the last evolution of the model. Homologated for racing with the Porsche factory competition departments special parts. The superior plain bearing 692/3 series 1.6 liter 4 cam engine. The larger Solex carburetors. Plexi glass side windows on pull straps, aluminum lightweight seat shells, close ratio gear box with limited slip differential, special exhaust, large 80 MM alloy finned drum brakes from the RSK spider, large competition fuel tank, steel alloy wheels, no bumper guards and alloy bumper trim, body reinforced for rigidity. Wood steering wheel. These GT Carrera competition cars were about 200 lbs lighter than the GS touring versions and the engine produced considerably more power.

Of Note: One of 12 late series 1959 Carrera GTs built. The last evolution of the model, the best engine, a documented history, and a fully restored example. Beautifully turned out in original Meissen blue, ready to drive or show.

Price: Inquire.