chassis number: 52321
engine number: 115726
original colour: Silver Metallic (5406)
production date: 19 July 1954
- a most eligible pre-A 356
- multiple previous entries at Goodwood and Le Mans Classic
- eligible for the Mille Miglia retrospective
- an extremely well-developed 356 racing car
- much recent expenditure
A well-known Porsche 356 racing car that has been developed over the last 10 years by some of the best names in the historic racing business. Usually the fastest 356 at any event it attends, it has raced successfully at many of the biggest meetings including the Goodwood Revival, Le Mans Classic and Silverstone Classic. It claimed pole position in the Fordwater Trophy at the 2018 Goodwood Revival Meeting.
Owned by racing driver Sam Tordoff (of BTCC and Carrera Cup fame), the car has enjoyed careful and thorough preparation by Woolmer Race Engineering. It has a recently built state of the art FIA compliant 1598cc engine from Jaz Porsche. This features a Scat crank, Carillo rods, Elgin cam, new gas-flowed billet cylinder heads and custom high compression pistons. It produced 140hp at 6,900 rpm on the static dyno and has only done one race since it was completed. It has a full flow oil filter system with front oil coolers.
The car is running re-valved Bilstein dampers and Carrera front brake drums. The gearbox has also just been rebuilt and a limited slip diff fitted.
The car has entries for the both the forthcoming Goodwood Members’ Meeting and the 2022 Le Mans Classic where, interestingly, it would run right at the front of the Grid 2 for cars built 1949-1956.