Limited-run Porsche 356 joins Silverstone Auction’s marque sale
A super-rare right-hand-drive 356 is heading to sale with Silverstone Auctions and Porsche Club GB – and it can be found in AutoClassics For Sale section
An extremely rare and valuable Porsche 356 C Carrera 2 2000 GS Coupé is joining Silverstone Auctions’ Porsche Sale on September 28, 2018, at the Dallas Burston Polo Club (DBPC) in Warwickshire.
The model is one of only six right-hand-drive examples of its type ever built, and it has undergone continual maintenance since rolling off the production line in 1963 to keep it as good as new. The auction house, with the assistance of Porsche Club GB, has given the car an estimate of £550,000 to £650,000, and has also advertised it on AutoClassics.
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‘Cars of this type don’t come to market very often, and right-hand-drive models hardly ever appear,’ said Harry Whale, a classic car specialist at Silverstone Auctions.
‘This is an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Porsches on sale today – and in concours condition, no less.'
The 356 C Carrera 2 (2000 GS) is powered a four-cylinder, 2-litre, quadruple-camshaft engine, originally destined for the iconic 550 Spyder racing cars. Other features include front bumper guards, two small auxiliary oil radiators to improve engine cooling and a larger fuel tank. It also has Porsche’s then-new ATE disc brakes at each corner, making the model the first of the German manufacturer’s cars ever to do so.
This car was originally sold to Chris Kerriso, a racing driver who more often appeared in Ferraris in the 1960s. It came in a special-order colour of Bali Blue, and had a black leather interior and sunroof. Kerriso used the car to travel across Europe to various circuits, where he raced in an ex-Stirling Moss/Graham Hill Le Mans Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione.
In 1978 the Porsche was sold on, before changing hands again in 1982 to the respected German-based four-cam Porsche engine specialist, Manfred Knebel. The car remained in Germany in the ownership of Knebel for over 20 years, during which time he maintained the car himself and fully rebuilt the engine in 2006.
Shortly afterwards it was sold and imported into the UK, where it was regularly maintained by Porsche specialist Lee Maxted-Page and started to be driven competitively. In the 2007 Tour de España-Portugal it finished second overall. The car found its fifth and current owner in 2010, joining a significant private collection and going on to be entered into the 2012 Salon Privé Concours d’Elegance.
This 356C has covered 85,798 miles and is accompanied by a fascinating history file as well as its original handbooks and manuals. To find out more about the sale, visit Silverstone Auctions.
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