Uncompromising 356 A "outlaw"
High performance 1.7 liter engine with 129 hp
Multiple concours participant in the USA Back in Europe since 2014
“At first I looked around but couldn't find the car I was dreaming of. So I decided to build it by myself„ said Ferdinand Porsche on his development of the Porsche 356. It was with this model that the sensational rise of the sports car manufacturer Porsche began. If at the beginning many VW parts were installed in the original model of the 356 and the engine performance was still a little poor, the 356 was continuously developed and already with the 356 A, not only different body shapes, but also different engines were installed. The development of the vertical shaft engine by the former Porsche engineer Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ernst Fuhrmann is legendary, which in its time in the Carrera GS brought a remarkable 100 hp to the rear wheels and had easy play with the extremely light 356. From 1959 the B-model was in the Porsche showrooms.
History of the Porsche 356 A "outlaw"
This sports car was first delivered to the USA. Since the 356 B models were already in the starting blocks, it was difficult for the last 356 A to be sold. So these vehicles were modified and tuned and sold as "outlaw" in its day. The same fate happened to the 356 A offered here and led to a radical conversion in the 1970s by the founder and Porsche specialist Hank Gottfredson, owner of GT Racing in Colorado Springs. The engine was provided by the legendary engine builder Duane Spencer, author of the "Porsche 356 Performance Handbook". It is a modified 1,720 cc engine with Weber double carburetors, switched by a racing gearbox cluster (BBAA, as per GS Carrera Speedster and 550 Spyder specification) The red tachometer only starts at 7000 rpm. Other extras have been installed such as a 993 oil cooler and steel braided lines for oil and brake lines. Front + rear disc brakes, a double master brake cylinder, racing tank with electrical six-volt fuel pump. Further more you will find an oil and fuel pressure gauge and a fuel pressure regulator addition in the engine compartment. The outside also includes a modified carbon bonnet with leather straps, carbon fiber side mirrors and the six-inch wheels Fuchs painted to match the interior. The windows were made to measure Made of polycarbonate, the interior is covered with new, high-quality leather and a beautiful Nardi Steering wheel installed. The side windows are adjusted with leather straps, the rear sides and rear window are made of Macrolon. This 356 A is consequently and radically weight-optimized. This sports car has been part of a French collection since 2015 and accordingly has French vehicle documents.
All in all, this Porsche is not suitable for purists and bean counters. Its a is very special vehicle. There is no second copy like this on the world market. It is in fantastic condition and technically 100% ready for use. Driving it is not for the faint of heart, but it is very suitable for all petrol heads.
We are selling this Porsche 356 A outlaw on commission for the consignor. The mileage is read and we cannot guarantee the actual mileage.
This offer is subject to change and subject to prior sale. Additional services such as large 154 points comprehensive inspection, new TÜV, H approval, transport, registration in Germany, appraisals, etc. are possible for a separate expense allowance.
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