Matching number 1600cc (type 616/16) SC engine produces 95 horsepower, paired with a 4-speed manual 741 transmission and four-wheel disc brakes (standard for all 356 C and SC models). European Collectibles has done a complete undercarriage detail documenting the original floor pans and battery box in steel and full service was just completed. Complete with service records, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and Kardex.
The 356SC holds a special place in Porsche history, not only as a sales success but also as an icon of one of the BEST 356’s to drive; a classic automotive design. Motoring enthusiasts new to the classic car world are well served to acquire a “blue chip” Porsche such as this.
• 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine 95HP
• Dual 40 Solex carburetors
• four-speed manual 741 transmission
• Independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars
• Parallel trailing arms, and tubular shock absorbers
• Independent rear swing axles with torsion bars
• Tubular shock absorbers
• Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes
The 356 was a lightweight and nimble-handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2-door sports car available in hardtop coupé and open configurations. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. However, when the T6 got disc brakes in 1964, with no other visible alterations, they called it the model C, or the SC, when it had the optional extra powerful engine. The last revision of the 356 was the 356C introduced for the 1964 model year. It features four-wheel disc brakes, as well as an option for the most powerful pushrod engine Porsche, has ever produced, the 95-horsepower (71 kW) “SC”.