1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS " Liege Rome Liege " rally coupe

1957 Porsche 356

Technical specifications of Porsche 356 1957

Price: -
Condition: Used
Item location: Garland, Texas, United States
Make: Porsche
Model: 356
Type: Coupe
Year: 1957
Mileage: 3,566
VIN: 101533
Color: Gray
Engine size: 4 Cam Carrera
Number of cylinders: 4
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Offering a rare opportunity :
1957 Carrera 1500GS " Liege Rome Liege " rally coupe restoration Project.
Raced in 1957 # 108 and in 1958 # 64by Jules Meur close friend of Porsche factory race car driverHuschke Von Hahnstein ( Jules on the left,please see the old pictures .It is fullydocumentedby the authorities from factory )


Jules Meur was a greatcustomerof Porsch, bought new car every 2 years. He rallied from 1953 thru 1969( All recorded,documentedwith pictures, which comes with the Carrera )
Including Tulip ( Tulpen Rally ),Tour de Belgiqueand Liege Rome Liege
Some of his co drivers were ;P.Rouselle,G.Delvaux, Norbert Rebetez and Guy Sander .
In 1965 with 2 liter 356 GT Carrera he took 1st placeTropheeinTulpen Rally.
History :

101533 had a really wild life of motoring....After the Liege Rome Liege rally
Coupe was sold to a US service manDealer Rossel,Wiesbaden.

Story told by previousowner Paul A W ;
Jim S. Purchased the Carrera in 1970's...Jim S and Roger W. were partners in a Porsche ( European car ) Mechanic shop in Salt Lake cit, UTJim S. owed money his partner Roger so Jim took the 4 cam engine out and sold it to some one in Denver,COand as payment, he gave the Carrera coupe to Roger without the 4 cam engine.....
In 1974 Roger modified the Carrera .( He had a 1960 S90 coupe in back of his sho, he used the good parts )He Installed a turbo V6 Corvair engine with speciallybuild 5 Spd Transmission.Updated steering to ZF gear bo, B drums in the back with chamber compensationbar,changed the shifter to 911 style and complete dash revision to vintage aircraft gauges.( Please see the pictures ) .
Here is what Roger wrote about the Carrera;
"Hi, The trans is pretty cool..It’s a modified VW case utilizing Webster straight cut non synchro gears-5 speed.this trans also has steel thrust plate on the ring gear side of the carrier. The ring gear is set up because the Corvair engineruns at opposite rotation from VW/Porsche, and I didn’t want 5 speeds in reverse..(ha-ha). The axle shafts are Geis 4340 chrome molythat I special ordered for the Porsche length axle tubes.This trans would have been state of the art for Formula Vee where they ran mid-engined.About the engine, I broke it 4 or 5 times, I was developing so much power with it that I could not keep from losing valve seatsbecause of the soft aluminum GM cast those heads with. I would say it was capable of over 300HP back then with Aviation Gas.I used to really embarrass Porsche 911, and 308 Ferrari owners going up over Parleys canyon which is about 10+ miles of some of the steepest freewayin the US.Also the power I got out of that engine is exactly why I built that racing trans…I got tired of replacing Porsche transmissions..Roger "Note: To keep the history attached to the coupe...Carrera will also come with the turbo Corvair engine, 5 speed transmission,original dash and all the vintage aircraft gauges Roger installed in 74 ....
Porschedelivered the 101533 without engine ( Pulled from the line and send to racing dept. forpreparation for the Liege Rome Liege rally.Installed Carrera engine,GT gas tank,rally gauges,driving lights etc .)
Carrera has the original fuel pumps,fuel regulato, original Carrera tachometer,1500GS Carrera oil tank.
Now missing the GT gas tank,rally gauges, driving lights,Oil tank protecting screen and bumpers.
90% required body panels have been bought from the best manufacturers to replace rusted areas.
Chassis cleaned by protecting all the factory sound deadening tar paper.
Matching number front hood and engine lid .Both doors have no numberstamping.
Interior,dash items such as gauges knob, ignition key,hand brake,door handles,steering etc are in the boxes.( missing few items )
Original T1 Seats are frame up fully restored with full leather ( Please see the picture )
Door panels,rear seat etc needs to be upholstered.
Carrera in her life time did have accidents and repaired ( either by the factory or private shops )
Engine;# 90426 547/5A one of 23 engines factory build for Elva/Berg Spyder. This is the best 547 engine case casting to build up.
Engine case and cylinder head has been seen by Carrera mechanic and both parts been liked and approved to use in rebuild..cylinder head needs easy fix.Engine caserepairednicely
What you see in the pictures comes with the Carrera. including extra damaged547/1 1500 cchalf case with factory engine number.82 mm roller bearing crank is in Carrera engine expert's shop for inspection.
Engine only missing one bare cylinder head ( got the cams and all the bevel gears fully complete ) no carb manifolds and few small items to make it a complete long block engine.Engine comes with NOS brand new Mahle 87.5 mm Piston/Cylinders
All the Carrera engine parts now days are available from suppliers ( 547/1 new casting engine case,cylinder heads,bevel gears etc )
Transmission is aCarrera GT# 15746 14 cars earlier than original tranny.It is long ago rebuild by Al Cadrobbi famous west cost Carrera mechanic.

356 Registry member and PCA member over 35 years please bid with confidence.Please ask any Questions.phone: 214 460 0144Thank you..
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