Chassis Number: 123227
As the father of motoring journalists, the late Denis Jenkinson, testifies, ‘Any Carrera Porsche, with its racing 4-camshaft engine, is exciting to drive...around Stuttgart, a…Porsche was known for what it really was, a pure racing car, even though it was a road-going coupe.’ Porsche Past and Present.
The 356 Carrera, first unveiled at the 1955 Frankfurt Motor Show, was the first edition of Porsche's long-running prestige performance car, headlining a special race-honed engine. The Carrera, named after the famously punishing Mexican road race at which Porsche monopolised the 2-litre class, was initially available to purchase with coupe, convertible, and speedster bodies. The model increased in comfort and opulence over the years, which concealed its original performance DNA. In September 1961, Porsche sought to rectify this by introducing an updated version of the Carrera that was only available as a coupe. The original dual-cam 1600cc motor design was blessed with even more power in the form of two litres, creating the quickest Porsche road car to date. This unrivaled performance, coupled with being the most sophisticated and developed of the 356-based Carreras, has resulted in the 2 GS becoming the most coveted of the historic Porsche road cars.
Chassis 123227 rolled off the Porsche production line on the 30th January 1963 and was supplied through the Porsche dealership in Salzburg, Austria. A matching numbers example, 123277 has recently been subjected to a concours-standard restoration by one of Europe's leading Porsche marque specialists; Peter Iversen of Denmark. Detailed within the history file is the Porsche’s certificate of authenticity and FIVA identity card. Ready to be enjoyed.