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1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL information
Chassis: 1016
Event : 2011 Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL1960 Abarth 356 Carrera GTL
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Chassis Num: 1016
 
In 1959 Porsche decided they needed a new 'Carrera' race car - lighter and more compact - based, of course, on the 356B platform and using the 4-cam motor. Via an FIA loophole, they realized they could build only a few with custom bodywork. And so they put the project out to tender with Wendler and Zagato. Ferry Porsche's friend, Carlo Abarth, was the project manager. Zagato's Franco Scaglione-design won but who actually built the 21 aluminum cars remains a mystery. What is certain is that the Carrera GTL is a masterstroke of beauty and (aerodynmica 0.365 Cd and lightweight 1762 lb) efficiency.

This 1960 Porsche/Abarth 356B Carrera ran at Sebring in 1962. It is fitted with a Porsche four-speed gearbox, and a four-cylinder engine that produces around 140 horsepower. This was privateer Ernst Paul Strahle's second GTL which he bought in 1962 to replace chassis number 1002.