According to the Kardex, this 356 was originally delivered in Ruby Red with Black leatherette interior. The past owner elected to have the color changed to a special-order Black (6413 color code), a very desirable and stunning color combination with a Red leather interior and tan carpets. Options include a Hella 128 fog lights with amber lens, Durant side mirror, and chrome wheels with Pirelli P4 185/65 15 tires. Mechanically, the 1600cc engine has 75 horsepower and is a joy to drive with a smooth-shifting manual 4-speed 741 transmission. Complete with tools, jack, owner manual, boot cover, and matching number driveline per Kardex. Rare to find a 356 Cabriolet in near perfect condition in such a stunning color combo that is well sorted and ready to enjoy!
75 horsepower, 1,582 cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
Dual Zenith 32 carburetors
Four-speed manual 741 transmission
Independent front suspension with laminated torsion bar
Parallel trailing arms
Independent rear swing axles with torsion bars
Tubular shock absorbers
Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
Wheelbase: 82.7 in.
The 356C represents the final and most developed version of the model that made Porsche’s reputation on roads and racetracks throughout the 1950s. It was a far cry from the handful of basic sports cars made in a small village in postwar Austria. Porsche had grown exponentially and gained an enviable reputation all over the world for building high quality, fun, and quick sports cars.