Posted by: porschebahn | March 29, 2009

1957 Porsche 356 Carrera 1500 GS Speedster


This silver Carrera 1500 GS Speedster, owned by Harry Bopp of Lakeland Florida, was the Amelia Award Winner in the 4 Cam Porsche Class at this years Amelia Island Concours.

It is serial #83529 and was delivered to Messrs. Hoffman in New York on July 19, 1957. It is one of only 75 GS Carrera Speedsters ever built and came equipped with the following options: US Bumpers, sealed beam headlights and English instruments. The interior is red with oatmeal carpet, as it was originally. 

The car is powered by its original, rare Fuhrmann four-cylinder 4 cam engine. The engine, serial #90855, has been restored by Bill Doyle of Rennwagen Motor Company

#83529 was originally owned and meticulously cared for by Red McClintock in California. In 1998 Matthew Bond of Ashland, Oregon purchased it. Robert Bonner and Paul Andrews continued the line of attentive custodians until it was acquired by Harry. 

The interior and body were restored by Tim Goodrich in Grants Pass, Oregon. The undercarriage and final preparations were completed by GK Restorations in Crawfordsville, Florida.

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