For 1958, Porsche made the previously racy GS Carrera a more luxurious car, adding more comfortable seats (front and rear) and equipment, but at the expense of lightness and performance.
How to spot
- Carrera badges on front wings and engine cover
- overriders front and rear
The 356A 1500 GS Carrera de Luxe was offered in Coupe, Cabriolet, Hardtop-Coupe and Hardtop/Cabriolet forms
Compression ratio: 9.0:1
Maximum Power: 100bhp @ 6200rpm
Maximum Torque: 119Nm @ 5200rpm
Brakes: Front: 280x40mm drums; rear: 280x40mm drums
Suspension: Front: Two swinging arms with two transverse torsion bar springs, telescopic dampers and anti-roll bar; Rear: Swing axles with torsion bar springs and telescopic dampers
Wheels & Tyres: Front: 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres 4.5Jx15 with 5.90/15 tyres
Did you know?
To get around the problems of getting consistent cabin heat from the air-cooled engine, Porsche fitted the de Luxe, as standard, with an independent petrol-powered heater.