The restorer purchased the car back in 2015 as a very straight and complete driver that required restoration to be taken to show level. The restoration began with a full disassembly. The tub was then sent to a notable painter in Oregon where just over $30,000 was spent completely refinishing the exterior in the car’s correct exterior color of Champagne Yellow.
The numbers-matching engine was sent to Competition Engineering for a full overhaul, which included installing a sizable big-bore kit. 90MM Durabar cylinders and 90MM CE pistons were installed, giving the engine a displacement of 1883cc. This configuration provides the car with fantastic added bottom-end torque, with an estimated power of 105-115hp. Carburetor Rescue overhauled the Solex carburetors. The cosmetics of the engine were finished by the restorer, which are correct throughout with proper plating, surface finishes, engine tins, and decals.
All of the car’s suspension components were refinished to factory standards. The steering box was remanufactured by Zims AutoTechnik, who also provided the king pins and overhaul kits for the spindles.
Once assembly was near complete, the car was sent to Autos International, where a full new interior was installed in black German leather. This included carpet, headliner, seat overhauls with new padding, and refinished chrome and hardware. All leather surfaces are new including dash, all seats, door panels, garnish rails, and armrests.
Once the interior was complete, the car arrived at CPR Classic, where it went through a detailed inspection grading all of the work performed. The result of this restoration is fantastic. The car was finished to CPR’s standards, and multiple vendors that we use, such as Competition Engineering and Autos International, were utilized in the car’s completion. The vehicle spent several weeks in our assembly shop being sorted and prepared. It is now a fully sorted turn-key example that is ready to be driven or shown at any Porsche event in the world.
If you are in the market for a 356SC that is ready for concours, or hours of long touring drives and enjoyment, this is a must consider example.