This was one of the ultimate 356s. Fitted with a revvy double-overhead cam engine that produced an amazing, for its day, 100bhp at a heady 6200rpm, this was a seriously exciting car.

How to Spot
  • Carrera badges on front wings and engine cover
  • racing-style bucket seats

The 356A 1500 GS Carrera was offered in Coupe and 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: 850kg

Did you know?

The 1500 GS Carrera was a fast car in its day, and designed primarily for privateer motor racing enthusiasts

0-62mph: 12.0sec Top speed: 124mph