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Porsche 356 B/1600 GS Carrera GTL Abarth - 1960-1961

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Porsche 356 B/1600 GS Carrera GTL Abarth

The name comes from the celebrated Carrera PanAmericana road race and Abarth from Turin who build the body. The design was done by Zagato who also built the first 7 and the last 20 section II cars.

The more streamlined, lower profile gave the small car a useful performance advantage at Le Mans, the Targa Florio and Goodwood, where top Grand Prix drivers scored significant class victories for Porsche.

Lightweight bucket seats were standard equipment, as was a roll-over bar and 21-gallon fuel tank. Even with such small engines the cars were capable of 135 to140mph. 

Between 1960 and 1963, the Porsche Abarth Carrera GTL was a regular giant-killer on the circuits. 

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