• Year of manufacture 
    8/1963
  • Mileage 
    40 000 km / 24 855 mi
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    126198
  • Engine number 
    97304
  • Sunroof
    Yes
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
    France
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    130 PS / 96 kW / 129 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

-Chassis 126198
-A matching numbers example
-Desirably optioned with sunroof
-Formerly part of the Nick Soprano Collection
-Complete ownership history since new with important history file
-Extensively serviced by Karl Hloch
-Late-Production C-Series Carrera 2; The Final Evolution of the Four-Cam 356

The Porsche 356 C Carrera T6 2000GS we are offering here is chassis 126198. A matching numbers example equipped with engine 97304 and transmission 70778 as per its Porsche factory Kardex. The car was originally finished in Ruby Red (6402) and is today finished in Signal Red.
126198 was supplied new by dealer Gerhard Welp – Kraftfahrzeuge of Bielefeld, Germany, in August 1963 to first owner Holger Macke. It subsequently passed on to D. Rothmann Herford. Later in the 60s the car was exported to Fenis Conner of Silicon Valley, California. Fenis enjoyed 126198 until 1984, having meanwhile attended Vintage Porsche Rennsport events, and serviced the car at marque specialists Mr. Wellington in 1981. As of 1984, 126198 was auctioned and sold to second owner, world class collector Nick Soprano of White Plains, New York. Soprano kept the car for three years and sold it to Jack Coweles, also from New York. At this point Coweles sold the car to a European collection and in 1989 it got shipped back to the US and sold to Reed Hamond of Palos Verde, California.
In 1991, 126198 returns once more to Europe to reach the collection of Wolf D. Gehrmann of Wiesbaden in Germany. Under his ownership, which lasted for nearly 20 years like for the first owner, 126198 underwent a continuous maintenance program by leading 4 cam engine expert Karl Hloch (including a full engine rebuild in 1995), as evidenced by the multiple service records included in the file.
Since 2009 this 356 Carrera 2 is part of a significant Porsche collection and was subject of an equally thorough maintenance. Offered in very good condition throughout, this example is exceptionally tuned and runs exactly as it should.

With great provenance and eligible for multiple historic events, this 356 Carrera 2 would enhance any Porsche collection.
European registered.


Laurent Auxietre SAS
16 Blvd de la Reine
78000Versailles
France
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Laurent
Last name 
Auxietre

Phone 
+33-677779999
Mobile phone 
+33-677779999