Porsche 356 C

Porsche 356 C

Cabriolet, 1964


  • Chassis No. 159572
  • Engine No. P 811914
  • Reutter Bodywork

1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC Cabriolet by Reutter

Offered from The Carrera Collection
A German-market example, sold new through Rossel of Wiesbaden
Powered by a non-original 1.6-litre engine from a 356 SC
Accompanied by a copy of its Kardex factory build record

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Porsche’s 356 made its final transformation in 1963 with the debut of the 356 C. The new model featured upgraded ZF steering and suspension with four-wheel disc brakes. Buyers could opt for a 12-volt electrical system, among numerous other usability improvements. Excluding the rare and costly Carrera, the 356 C was offered with the choice of two engines, the standard 1.6-litre C unit producing 75 horsepower or the SC engine with higher compression making for 95 horsepower.

The 356 C and SC cabriolets were Porsche’s most exclusive road cars of the era, offering comfort, performance, and enjoyable handling. Representing the ultimate evolution of the 356 model, the C was produced until September 1965, when it was succeeded by the 911 and the smaller-engined 912.

Built in October 1963, this 356 1600 C Cabriolet was sold new in Germany via Rossel of Wiesbaden. According to a copy of its Kardex factory build record (available to view on file), the car was originally finished in Hellelfenbein, or Light Ivory, over green leather upholstery and specified with green floor mats and a radio antenna. Its first owner resided in Neider Olm, Germany, and would regularly have the car serviced by Rossel over their first two years of ownership. At an unknown point in its life, the car’s original engine was replaced with a replacement from a 1964 Porsche 356 SC. The car shows signs of a prior restoration and is now finished in silver over dark blue leather trim.

With beautiful aesthetics and an upgraded period engine, this Porsche is sure to delight whether on display at a concours event or being driven through the countryside.

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Year of construction: 1964
Model: 356 C
VIN: 159572
Body: Cabriolet
Series: 356
Mileage: 51322 km
Power: 75 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leatherette
Exterior color: Silver
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Country of first delivery: Germany
Car location: ITItaly

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