For the last year of production, Porsche increased the GS engine to 1588cc and that meant the power rose to 105bhp.

How to spot

  • Carrera badges on front wings and rear end
  • no side stripes


The 1600GS Carrera de Luxe was available in Coupe, Cabriolet, Hardtop-Coupe and Hardtop/Cabriolet forms


Capacity: 1588cc

Compression ratio: 9.5:1

Maximum Power: 105bhp @ 6500rpm

Maximum Torque: 121Nm @ 5000rpm

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: 950kg

Did you know?

1959 was the first year that buyers could choose a 12-volt electrical system in place of the standard 6-volts.