new 1:3 scale Porsche Type 547 four cam Carrera engine kit | ScaleAutoWorks 
1/3 scale Porsche Type 547 four cam Carrera racing engine kit
click photo to enlarge
  I just built this new kit of the classic Porsche Racing four cam engine used in the 550 Spyder, 904 GTS and 356 Carrera. Everything fits well and the large size (12" x 12" x 12") allows for almost unlimited extra detailing. The plastic castings are extraordinarily clean, the screwed assembly requires no glue, and the electrically powered internals with genuine engine sounds make me grin every time I press the button. Even the box and assembly manual are things of beauty.

$225. plus $25. insured UPS shipping for US orders
(additional shipping cost for international orders will be invoiced separately)
  out of stock

  Minor complaints: the plated screws used for assembly are awkward looking and too visible in places, especially on the cam covers, but can replaced with more appropriate bolts without too much effort (see extra detailing photo below). The very large size also makes it look simplistic in places, but also means adding extra details is a breeze. Painting all gray plastic parts with cast aluminum automotive paint greatly improves the look of the flywheel, exhaust, and carbs. For the size, functional details and price it is still amazingly fun.
  • 300 pieces, approximately 4 hours build time, assembly with screws (no glue!)
  • functional crank shaft, pistons, LED tipped sparkplugs, gear driven cams, valves, and fan.
  • clear cylinders and cam boxes let you watch all functional parts driven by the included electric motor; the spark plugs light in sequence, and a sound recording of the real engine starts, revs, and settles into a throaty idle (watch video below)
  • both racing and road car exhausts are included
  • a gorgeous 120 page color book produced by the Porsche Museum chronicles the history of this famous engine and the cars it powered, and concludes with the clear and detailed assembly manual

If there is enough interest we may offer an extra-detail parts set that will include hex head bolts, screws, washers, nut drivers to fit the fasteners and metal screening for the air inlets as shown in the photo below. Installation will require removing cast-in plastic bolt and screw heads (Xuron cutters work well for this) and drilling holes to accept the new metal fasteners. Some existing holes also must be enlarged to replace the assembly screws with more appropriate bolts (cam covers are a good example).
Email us if you would purchase an extra detail set for this engine for approx $75.

1/3 scale Porsche Type 547 four cam Carrera racing engine kit
click any photo below to enlarge
1/3 scale Porsche Type 547 four cam Carrera racing engine kit
built "stock" | compare size to the 1:8 scale Aventador model
1/3 scale Porsche Type 547 four cam Carrera racing engine kit
built with some extra details added:
1/3 scale Porsche Type 547 four cam Carrera racing engine kit
1/3 scale Porsche 4 cam Carrera engine model

see also our 1/2 scale BMW R90S Boxer engine kit
1/2 scale BMW R90S Boxer motorcycle model engine kit
sign up for our Email Newsletter!
get 1:8 scale kit news & special offers

enter email address

why buy from Scale AutoWorks? 1. high quality kits and models that are hard to find anywhere else  2. fair prices  3. fast shipping and personal customer service from a small business that cares  4. the knowledge and experience of a professional model builder
all materials copyright 1999-2019 by Brady Ward - Scale Autoworks
46 Ann Logan Circle, Raymond NH 03077-1232  USA  phone  603-244-1123 email