When we feature the Porsche 356 the point isn’t typically about performance. And, in a certain way, it isn’t about performance here either. But like the Speedster and its lightweight no frills philosophy the 356 Carrera 2 brought with it a more performance-oriented mindset and in its day was very much so about performance. The Carrera 2 featured a larger 2.0 liter flat-4 four cam engine producing 130 hp, which gave it a significant boost in power over its 1.6 liter siblings. Add to that disc brakes at all 4 wheels and you had better stopping power to rein in those extra horses. These were a technologically sophisticated model that provided Porsche’s customers with some of the best performance available all the while sporting the same elegant curves of every other 356. The one we see here comes in the particularly wonderful color combination of Oslo Blue over Tan.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1963 Porsche 356B Carrera 2 Coupe on eBay
Model: 356B Carrera 2
Engine: 2.0 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 73,421 mi
Price: $839,000 Buy It Now
As you can see from the price these are very expensive among the Porsche range. Of course, they’re also very rare which plays a part in that significant expense. This one has taken an odd tack. There is no description given to us nor any indication of supporting documentation to attest to its originality. Maybe that information isn’t available or maybe the seller figures there’s little need to make it available to anyone other than serious inquirers. I don’t know, but to achieve this price, which is above pretty much every other auction I’ve come across, needless to say the documentation and history will need to be present. So there’s a lot of uncertainty, but for one of the best early Porsche models this is certainly a beautiful example.