This Carrera GT #110849 is one of 34 four-cam equipped GTs manufactured in 1960/61 as Porsche's answer to F.I.A. and SCCA homologation requirements for racing. The GT variant of the 356 street car was the result of Porsche commissioning Reuter Body Werks to design and build a light weight car to meet F.I.A. rules, which allowed the removal of 200 pounds from their standard 356 street car design.
Porsche/Reuter accomplished this by using aluminum front and rear deck panels, aluminum hubcaps, aluminum alloy wheel rims attached to steel centers (for strength), aluminum trim strips on the bumpers, aluminum bucket seats, Plexiglas rear and side windows, modified interior door panels and elimination of the heater system and the undercoating for further weight reduction.
The GT is equipped with a 692/3 normal bearing 4-cam 1.6-liter engine that develops 141 HP @ 6500 rpm (redline is 7500 RPM). Other features include a louvered rear deck lid (extra cooling), front mounted aluminum oil coolers, Koni shocks, special brakes 20mm larger than standard, factory roll bar, racing bucket seats, a 160 mph speedometer and an 80-liter fuel tank equipped with slosh baffles and strap-operated side windows.
The car was restored to originality in 1990 and again in 1999.