Porsche 356 C

Porsche 356 C

Coupé, 1965

Highlights

  • 1 of 1,097 Karmann Coupes produced in 1965
  • Perfect restoration candidate!
  • Matching 1600cc flat-four engine!

1965 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe Project

VIN 221259

Extremely dry and all original time capsule finished in its factory color combination of Champagne Yellow with Green leather upholstery. Complete car with excellent gaps and fitment and no signs of accident damage. The exterior components are all original featuring; Sekurit and Sigla glass, Hirschman antenna, Bosch wiper Blades, Durant side view mirror, and the original chrome bumper guards. Still accompanying the vehicle today are the original Hella Sealed beam headlights with the original turn signal indicators, Hella 128 fog light unit, and all four (4) KPZ 4.5x16J date coded wheels! The interior is all original except for the carpets with factory VDO instrumentation and the original VDM steering wheel. Sitting in the rear engine compartment is the matching 1600cc flat-four engine that is in need of mechanical service. A perfect restoration candidate to complete a full restoration or to sort mechanically and enjoy as is!

Price: USD 57,500 USD 55,950

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European Collectibles
1665 Babcock St
CA 92627 Costa Mesa
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History

Known internally as the T6 and designed by Erwin Komenda, the Porsche 356C came out for the 1964 model year. External changes were minimal in typical Porsche fashion, external changes were minimal, but with the 356C a Porsche finally had disc brakes front and rear. The range of available engines for the Porsche 356C was reduced to three, as the 60hp engine from the 356B was discontinued. The 75hp engine from the old 1600 Super, therefore, became the base engine, while the final and most powerful version of Porsche’s complex Carrera four-cam engine made a full 135hp in the 2000 GS.

The Porsche 356C was the final Porsche model to debut before the completely new 911. It therefore mainly featured mechanical rather than aesthetic improvements. This model also served as a development for Porsche into the widespread use of all-round disc brakes and much work was undertaken to improve the tail-heavy bias of earlier cars with the addition of larger anti-roll bars and a steering damper. 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. It was almost all thanks to the 356, and the 356C was a worthy send-off.

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1965
Model: 356 C
Body: Coupé
Series: 356
Mileage: 11087 mi
Power: 75 HP
Cylinder capacity: 1,6 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: Green
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Yellow/Gold
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Champagnergelb 6405
Condition: Restoration object
New/Used: Used car

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