This 356C was acquired from a long-time CPR client for whom we have sold several stunning 356’s in the past. The car was restored a couple of years ago, and several light alterations were made to personalize this cabriolet. The restoration included a full refinish in Stone Gray, a complete new leather interior in tan with a black canvas top and tonneau cover, and detailed mechanical overhauls to the suspension and brake systems. The engine received a major cosmetic restoration, including refinished tins, brightwork, and carburetor overhauls. The gearbox was inspected and serviced, and reinstalled in the car.
The car wears GT-style trim on the front and rear bumpers, painted wheels with polished lips and caps, and a wooden Carrera steering wheel to round out the light outlaw aesthetic. The engine wears a twin rear exit sport exhaust that adds a bit of grunt. The car was driven, shown, and enjoyed on fair weather days following its restoration. The client has elected to sell the car as he has several other Porsches nearing completion in restoration.
The fit and finish of this 356C is excellent. The quality of the paintwork performed is near perfect and essentially flawless. The gaps are all within factory specifications. The glass and top all fit outstanding, and the car’s brightwork is in excellent condition with no notable pitting. The dash in the car is slightly wrinkled and will be recovered prior to the new owner taking delivery. The interior color can be changed if the new buyer would prefer.
Mechanically, the car is fully sorted and ready to be delivered and driven immediately. The engine makes terrific power, and the 4-Speed matching transaxle shifts smoothly and is an overall pleasure to use. The steering is tight and concise with proper preload and alignment. The four-wheel disc brakes, which is likely the most significant upgrade on the 356C provide an abundance of stopping power and tremendously elevate the driver’s comfort and confidence.
This 356C Cabriolet presents an excellent opportunity for someone looking for an open-top 356 that can be driven, enjoyed, or shown easily. Stone gray is a gorgeous and sought after exterior color, and this 356 accentuates it beautifully. Don’t miss this stunning 356 Cabriolet.