1964 Porsche 356C Carrera 2000 GS Coupe
• VIN 128XXX
• Engine No. 97410 - Matching
• Gearbox No. 74811 - Matching
• Completed on January 20, 1964
• One of 101 356C 2000 GS Carrera Coupes produced
Four (4) owners, California black platecar, finished in Signal Red
(6407) with a Black leatherette interior. Originally delivered by
Baden Auto in Freiburg, Germany to the first owner Dieter Eber in
Baden-Baden, Germany. The Kardex records various services carried
out through 1965, including the installation of a
factory-replacement 4-cam engine, numbered 97410. The Porsche
factory-supported engine replacements were quite common with
four-cams. It is important to note that this Carrera 2 retains
itsfactory replacement engine. Ordered with an optional 70-liter
fuel tank, along with chrome-plated wheels with Dunlop tires.
During the late 1960s, this Carrera was exported to the United
States, where it was sold to Thomas Shubin of Downey, California,
and was registered to California black plate number ZGD 272. Mr.
Shubin won Second in Class with his Carrera 2 at the 3rd Annual
Porsche Concours held in Santa Anita Racetrack in March of 1974.
The original bill of sale records the transfer of ownership from
Thomas Shubin to Bud Owens on October 22, 1975.
Gary Nakase of Huntington Beach, California acquired the Carrera 2
on May 8, 1978, and owned it for over four decades. During his
ownership, Mr. Nakase commissioned a comprehensive restoration,
which is well documented with invoices, photos, and correspondence
in the history file. Beginning in the mid-1980s, ENEX Corporation
of Prescott, Arizona, was entrusted to strip the Carrera to bare
metal and complete a high-quality cosmetic restoration, including a
complete repaint in acrylic lacquer and upholstery work including
new carpets, strip and re-varnish the VDM steering wheel, install
new chrome bezels on the instruments, reupholster the front seats
and replace the headliner. As the cosmetic work was being
completed, the well-known Porsche specialists at ANDIAL Road and
Race in Santa Ana, California rebuilt the four-cam engine,
transmission, suspension, and braking system. By 2003, over $30,000
was spent to finish the assembly and mechanical work.
The paintwork was done to very high standards and is in outstanding
condition today with a few imperfections. The decks are original
and feature 068 stampings in the factory locations. All the
original exterior brightwork, factory glass, and bumpers are in
exceptional condition with excellent gaps and panel fit. The
upholstery features new leather front seats, the original VDM
Carrera 2 wood steering wheel with a deluxe horn ring, and a Becker
Europa TR radio. The undercarriage is incredibly straight with no
signs of rust. The date-coded chrome KPZ 4.5" x 15" wheels are
fitted to a new set of Michelin XZX tires date coded 2021.
Mechanically powered by its matching 2.0-liter four-cam engine
(type 587/1) that is capable of outputting 135 hp @ 6200 rpm paired
to a 4-speed manual transmission (type 741) and the first year of
four-wheel disc brakes. Included with the sale is a copy of the
Porsche Kardex, spare wheel, Eberspacher gas heater, original key,
and an impressive file of documentation dating to the mid-1970s,
which documents its long-term California provenance. European
Collectibles is very proud to offer this exceptionally rare and
well-documented Carrera 2000 GS Coupe.
• Porsche 356 C Carrera 2
• Model Years 1964
• Production ~ 101 coupes
• Engine 2.0 L Air-cooled Flat 4 (Type 587/1)
• Power 135 bhp @ 6200 rpm
• Torque 119 ft lbs @ 4600 rpm
• 0 - 60 mph 9.2 seconds
• Top Speed 130 mph
History of the 356 Carrera
After a considerable absence of a Carrera model in the 356-model
lineup, Porsche finally made another 4-cam version with the
introduction of a 2.0-liter engine. This Carrera trailed a series
of impressive 1.6-liter cars known as the 1600GS. As with the
earlier versions, the Carrera was offered both in a Carrera GS
Deluxe version for the road and the Carrera GT for the racetrack.
Unlike these earlier models, the new car benefited from the
2.0-liter engine introduced as the Carrera 2 in 1962.
The 2.0-Liter Carrera used a variant of the Type 547 4-cam engine
with a larger bore and stroke, having 1966cc. The larger cylinder
wall meant that the block had to be both taller and wider and the
type was changed to 587. The new engine offered much more increased
low-end torque making it suitable for everyday driving. The first
Type 578 engines were used at the Targa Florio in 1961 where the
cars nearly won their class. However, testing on several red coupes
to and from race events finalized the specification of the
road-going Carrera de Luxe.