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Porsche 356B 1600 GS Carrera GT Coupe

Porsche 356B 1600 GS Carrera GT Coupe

1960-1961

This was a very rare car – it’s believed that just 40 were produced for Porsche by the Reutter coachworks company.
The main body was made from steel but was then fitted with lightweight aluminium doors, boot and engine lids, and seat frames. Also to save weight, the front and rear overriders were omitted and the side and rear windows were plastic, while extra louvres stamped into the engine cover further distinguished it from other 356Bs.
The engine was uprated with double overhead camshafts and twin Weber carburettors to give an output of 115bhp, although this was pushed as high as 145bhp on some examples.

Specification
Engine: Rear-mounted, air-cooled flat-four with two Weber 40 DCM 2 twin-choke downdraft carburettors, and double overhead camshafts
Capacity: 1588cc
Compression ratio: 9.8:1
Bore and stroke: 87.5x66mm
Maximum power: 115bhp at 6500rpm
Maximum torque: 135Nm at 5500rpm
Transmission: Four speed manual driving the rear axle
Brakes: Front: 280x60mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with radius arms, two torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers. Compensating spring.
Wheels & tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres (optional radial tyres: 165/15)
Length: 3980mm
Width 1670mm
Weight: 845kg
0-60mph: 10.5 sec
Top speed: 124mph

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