The Porsche 356 that first rolled out in 1948 was already a well-known and proven model. But after it tasted success at the Carrera Panamericana races in Mexico since 1953, Porsche decided to name their new 356 designated ‘A’ model with the word ‘Carrera’.
With a 1.5 litre engine at the rear, the new 1500 Carrera GT was built primarily for track racing. A lot of changes were made to make the car swifter. Rear hood and the doors were constructed out of aluminium, the doors had simple aluminium panels, seats with aluminium frame had minimal cushioning, etc.. Even air-conditioning was done away with, as this helped in decreasing the overall weight. On the exterior, the effort to reduce more weight was done by avoiding applying undercoat at the bottom.
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|- Material: ZAMAC (zinc alloy), Rubber and Plastic|
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|Box Dimension (in inches)||13 x 7 x 5.5|