Finished in the original factory color combination champagne yellow (color code 6405) with a fawn leatherette interior and optional factory headrests. German tan square-weave carpeting and black lap belts, which were dealer-installed using the factory mounts and feature Porsche-crested buckles. VDM Carrera wooden steering wheel built by Jack Arct with deluxe chrome horn ring. Factory options include headrests, hub caps with Porsche crest, 2 leather straps for suitcase, fog lights, chrome wheels, and a rear compensator spring. Complete with service records, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Kardex, tool kit and jack.
European Collectibles has gone through this 356SC and did a complete undercarriage detail documenting the original floor pans and battery box in steel. Engine out detail including all the sheet metal & heater boxes powder-coated, exhaust ceramic coated, and full service was just completed.
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 356SC models) rebuilt calipers and stainless-steel lines in 2014.
1,582 cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, outputting 95HP, with 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 and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. The 356 SC is truly one of the BEST 356s to drive.
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 featured disc brakes all round, as well as an option for the most powerful pushrod engine Porsche, had ever produced, the 95-horsepower (71 kW) “SC”.