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1959 Porsche 356A GS/GT news, pictures, and information
This car with serial number #84040 has a history that goes back to when the factory shipped it to Hoffman Motors in New York City for their customer Alan P. Schweber. it was re-sold later to Bernard Switkes who used the car mainly in autocross competition.
Although the GS/GT Speedsters are now purely collectors' car, in the late 50s and 60s, they were supreme when in the hands of worthy drives such as Bruce Jennings, Bernie Switkes, John Kelly, Harry Blackhard, Emil Pardee, Don Webster and Joe Buzzetta.
Chassis Num: 93119 692/2
Chassis Num: 108186
Engine Num: P91004
The engine is number 91004 which is a Type 692/0 1500 GT. It is not the original GS engine type. In 1998 the engine was rebuilt. The following year it was given a stainless steel version of the GS twin pipe exhaust system.
At the 2006 Worldwide Group auction held on Hilton Head Island it was expected to fetch between $260,000-$290,000. At the conclusion of the auction, the vehicle was left unsold.
By Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2006
Chassis Num: 84910
The car was raced extensively at LeMans, the Nurburgring and Hockenheim. Then it was shipped to the Canary Islands, where it lost its original roller bearing engine. It was subsequently imported to the United States, where it received an updated normal-bearing 4-cam engine also developing 115 horsepower.
A ground-up restoration began in 1987. Upon completion, the car was awarded first place in class and division at the national Porsche Parade. The car was restored in 1993 to its present condition.
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