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Porsche 356 C

Porsche 356 C

Coupé, 1965


  • Signal Red (6407)
  • Well-sorted and documented 356C
  • Period-correct 1600cc flat-four engine

1965 Porsche 356C Sunroof Coupe for sale!

• VIN 131473
• Completed October 27, 1964
• Engine No. 732802
• Transmission No. 83380

Special ordered from the factory with an electric sunroof, originally delivered in Signal Red (6407) over Black leatherette upholstery. Currently finished in its factory exterior color with leather Beige upholstery. Spending most of its life in New Mexico, the paintwork is showing some patina and is not in perfect condition. A completely new leather interior was installed in 2012, and the Beige upholstery is in very nice condition with charcoal German square weave carpets, headrests, and CoCo mats. A factory steering wheel with a deluxe horn ring sits ahead of nicely finished VDO instrumentation, a quartz clock, and a Blaupunkt AM/FM radio. The undercarriage presents exceptionally well with a very straight body and nicely detailed suspension.


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European Collectibles
1665 Babcock St
CA 92627 Costa Mesa
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The vehicle in detail

In accordance with the original vehicle registration and maintenance booklets, this 356 was registered to Hans Joachim Kempt of Ludwigsburg, Germany who owned Hahn Motorfahrzeuge GMBH in Stuttgart, Germany. The selling dealer, Hahn Motorfahrzeuge, sold VIN 131471 to its first owner, Mr. Laborde, on January 19, 1965. Dealer services at Hahn Motorfahrzeuge are recorded in the maintenance booklet until 1966. Service invoices begin in 1980 when the vehicle eventually made its way to the dry state of New Mexico where it traded hands twice. In 2010, this 356 was sold to its previous owner who brought the vehicle to his home in Southern California. Upon taking delivery of the vehicle, he had 356 specialist, Jack Staggs, complete a very thorough inspection of the fuel system, braking system, electrical system, and engine at a total cost of $2,165.27. On June 21, 2012, interior experts Autobahn Interiors, LLC, in San Diego, California installed a complete new Beige leather interior and new headliner.

On April 23, 2018, Makellos Classics performed the following at a total cost of $4,246.58:

-Replace front and rear shocks
-Replace front pads and rotors
-Replace the right front wheel bearings
-Replace axle boots
-Tune engine (Valve adjustment, set timing, dwell, and points)
-Replace spark plugs
-Tune and sync carburetors
-Adjust king and link pins
-Replace the steering dampener
-Adjust heater lever and cables
-Repair battery cable

Mechanically powered by a period-correct 1600cc flat-four engine paired to a 4-speed manual 741 transmission with four wheels disc brakes. Complete with an extra set of keys, original German owner’s manual, German maintenance and service booklet, dealer directory booklet, Porsche owners handbook, 356C owner’s manual in English, and 42 years of service history. An excellent opportunity to acquire a well-sorted and documented 356C that is turnkey and ready to enjoy!

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Year of construction: 1965
Model: 356 C
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 61300 mi
Power: 75 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Beige
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Signalrot 6407
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes

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