1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 by Reutter VIN: 120351 Cosmetically and mechanically restored to concours levels Original color combination of Slate grey over red leather interior Zuffenhausen award winner at the 2009 Porsche Parade Has Kardex and owners manuals One of 310 Carrera 2s made in 1963 The Porsche 356 Carrera 2 was nothing short of an astounding advancement of performance and technology when it was released for the first time in 1961. This state-of-the-art performance didnt come cheap, as it was the most expensive car that Porsche had ever built. The crown jewel of the entire car, the 2-liter quad-cam masterpiece of an engine put out an impressive 130+ horsepower, a nearly 37% increase in power over a regular 356. This 1963 Carrera 2 was completed at the Porsche factory on July 11th, 1962. The Slate grey over red leather interior 356 Carrera 2 was imported by Autogerma of Bologna, Italy. The first owner, Giuseppe M., took delivery of the car on July 28th, 1962 to Parma, Italy. The Carrera 2s Kardex shows that it was regularly taken to be serviced, accumulating 32,311 miles in just 4 years (52,000 kilometers). The Carrera 2 would then move onto the second documented owner on the Porsches Kardex, Carlo La Spezia. Sometime between Carlo owning the car and 1989, the car was imported to the United States. Jim Wellington of Rennsport Werke began restoring the car before offering it for sale. This included a full mechanical restoration which included a major engine rebuild of the famous 4-cam engine, transmission and other mechanicals. In July of 1989 Bruce Smith of Berkeley, California purchased the car and went on to own the car until 2005, becoming the longest owner since the Carrera 2 rolled off the Porsche factory line. Reid Vann of Ladue, Missouri purchased the car in 2006, using it very little before Road Scholars of Durham, North Carolina acquired the car in 2007. Understanding that the Carrera 2 was a very special car and was a milestone for Porsche, Road Scholars decided to do a complete concours-level restoration on the car. The entire car was stripped down to bare metal, revealing that the original sheet metal was in excellent condition and needed very little work. Autobahn Interiors took the Carreras original interior and recovered it in its correct hue of red leather. The engine was rebuilt by four-cam veteran Chris Powell, of Chriss German Auto Service. Each and every system was thoroughly inspected and gone through to ensure proper functionality and correct appearance. Road Scholars finished the restoration of the rare and stunning Carrera 2 in 2008 and took it to the 2009 Porsche Parade in Keystone, Colorado. The Carrera 2 amassed a total of 296.2 points of out 300, more than enough to nab the prestigious Zuffenhausen Award for Road Scholars. Now offered by Canepa, this 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera 2 represents a special time for Porsches development. The most advanced 356 ever made, the Carrera 2 made a lasting impact and would change the idea of what kind of performance could be packed into the timeless design. Completely restored both cosmetically and mechanically, winner of the famous Zuffenhausen award one of only 310 examples built in 1963, this 356 Carrera 2 is the chance of a lifetime to own a piece of early Porsche performance. About the Carrera 2 Introduced in the autumn of 1961 at the Frankfurt Auto Show, the 2-liter Carrera II 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 Carreras top speed increased only slightly to around 125mph, there was a marked improvement in acceleration despite the newcomers greater weight, the 0-100mph time being cut from 33.5 seconds to 27.2. The Carrera II had been introduced part way through 356B prod
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