Built in 1964, the Carrera is one of only six right-hand drive examples of its type ever built and has been maintained in exemplary condition.
Rarely available on the open market, Silverstone Auctions has given the classic Porsche an estimate of £550,000 to £650,000.
“Cars of this type don’t come to market very often, and right-hand drive models hardly ever appear,” says Harry Whale, classic car specialist, Silverstone Auctions.
“This is an unrepeatable opportunity to acquire one of the rarest Porsches on sale today and in concours condition, no less.”
The 356 C Carrera 2 (2000 GS) is powered by a highly complex four-cylinder, 2-litre, quadruple-camshaft engine, originally destined for the legendary competition-focussed 550 Spyders.
Other features include front bumper guards, two small auxiliary oil radiators to improve engine cooling, larger fuel tank, and Porsche’s then new ATE disc brakes at each corner, making it the first Porsche ever to feature four-wheel disc brakes.
The car presents in concours condition reading 85,798 recorded miles and is accompanied by a fascinating history file as well as its original hand books and manuals.
The Porsche sale in association with Porsche Club GB at the Dallas Burston Polo Club will take place on 28 September.