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


Capacity: 1498cc

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

Length: 3950mm

Width: 1670mm

Weight: 930kg

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.