Porsche 356 B Carrera 2 Coupe (1962)



Silver Green interior. Leather interior surface. Carrera 2 Coupe.

Leather Interior Surface

1962 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 VIN: 120564 Engine: 97 055 Transmission: 56531 One of only 436 Matching numbers Type 587/1 Carrera engine and 741 transmission Former member of the Matsuda Collection in Japan Impeccably restored Complete tool kit, books, Kardex and Porsche COA The car is chassis 120564 by Reutter, with engine #97055 and transmission #56531, all matching per both Kardex, and in sequence according to Porsche production data. 120564 has a build date of July 11, 1962 and a delivery date of August 5, 1962 to Autogerma, the Porsche dealer in Bologna Italy. The trip from Germany to Italy was just the beginning of the car's international history. After two Milanese owners, 120564 arrived in California, where it resided until the famous Matsuda Collection (The Porsche Museum of Japan) purchased it in the 1980s. When the collection broke up in 1999 the Carrera 2 returned to the West Coast of the United States to be put into the private collection of esteemed car collector John McCaw. He would end up selling the car a year later to Douglas Atkins of Seattle, Washington with 73,137 kilometers (45,445 miles). In January of 2001 Atkins had the car stripped down for a cosmetic restoration by Rudi & Company. During the restoration the car was found to be rust free, and still had its original floors and body panels. 120564 was painted in its correct silver, and a new, green leather interior from Autos International was installed. Being a Rudi & Company restoration the work was impeccable, and the car was completed in June of 2002. After its restoration Atkins drove the car to Monterey from Seattle for Speedsterfest in the 2004, where it performed flawlessly. The Carrera 2 was maintained regularly, and has only covered 6700 miles since 2000. Since arriving at Canepa the Carrera has been fully mechanically serviced and cosmetically detailed. The original four-cam engine, one of the most complex and exquisite engines ever designed, was fully rebuilt. The unique annular disc brake system was also completely rebuilt including new wheel bearings and pads. The Carrera is completely road ready, and the current mileage of 84,037 km (52,186 miles) is believed to be true and original. The car comes with a rare and correct tool roll, books, and all records since it 2001 restoration. Here is an excellent opportunity to own a sorted and correct example of the pinnacle of 356 production. About the Carrera 2 Introduced in the autumn of 1961 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 2-liter Carrera 2 became the first Porsche production car to have disc brakes. Numerous additional cooling vents were among the recently introduced improvements, but most attention was focused on the new 1,966cc four-cam engine. This produced 130bhp (DIN) at 6,200rpm, and while the Carrera's top speed increased only slightly to around 125mph, there was a marked improvement in acceleration despite the newcomer's greater weight, the 0-100mph time being cut from 33.5 seconds to 27.2. The Carrera 2 had been introduced part way through 356B production, and continued virtually unchanged after the 356C's arrival in 1963. The Fuhrmann-designed Carrera 4-cam engine, Type 587/1, with 130 hp, was very complex, and it took an experienced factory mechanic using brand new parts nearly 100 hours to assemble. This was an expensive venture for any car company, let alone one as small as Porsche. The 356B Carrera 2 Cabriolet cost around $8,000, almost twice the cost of a similar pushrod-engined Cabriolet, by far the most expensive road car Porsche had ever produced, and probably the most costly to build. As a comparison, a new Cadillac Eldorado convertible cost just over $6,000. Obviously, this was a hard car to sell at those numbers, which accounts for its scarcity and exclusivity today. The car's acceleration is truly exhilarating, enthused Road & Track magazine. The clutch takes quite a bit of throttle without protest, and when one finds that it is time for 2nd gear, down comes the stick in a flick, more acceleration, and other cars pass as in reverse. High up in the speed range this is it-the effortless superiority of the true high-performance machine. 1,966 CC DOHC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine Dual Solex 40PII-4 Downdraft Carburetors 130 BHP at 6,200 RPM 4-Speed Manual Gearbox 4-Wheel Annular Disc Brakes Independent Front and Rear Suspensio -

Fuel: Gasoline

Transmission: 4-Speed Manual


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  • Mileage: 52,186
  • Year: 1962
  • Doors: 2
  • Body type: Coupe
  • Colour: Silver
  • First registered: 1962


  • Driven wheels: Rear Wheel Drive


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