1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe - Coming to Arizona RM AuctionSource: RM Auctions
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Posted: 30 Dec 2009
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75 bhp, 1,582 cc air-cooled, horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine, dual Zenith carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox in rear-mounted transaxle, independent front suspension with parallel trailing arms, transverse laminated torsion bars and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with swing axles and transverse torsion bars, front brakes and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7"
The 356 was the first mass-produced car to bear the Porsche moniker and enjoy the worldwide success that would make way for the introduction of the company’s 911 model in the mid-1960s. Under the leadership of Ferry Porsche, son of the company founder and patriarch, unibody construction was paired with a four-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engine to produce a light, relatively quick and tremendously enjoyable sports car.
At first glance, the 356C, which was introduced in mid-1963, differed little from the prior 356B and continued to use the T-6 body type, which was introduced in 1962. Porsche, however, brought the 356 concept to its zenith with the 356C, which was available in coupe and cabriolet body styles. The new 356 also benefited from the addition of disc brakes, a higher-lift camshaft for the 1600 C engine, new flat-face hubcaps and deeper “bucket” seats, courtesy of Porsche’s acquisition of Reutter, which included a subsidiary that became known as Recaro. In addition, 356 models imported to America also included positive crankcase ventilation to meet toughening vehicle emissions standards.
Currently titled in California, this particular Porsche 356C formerly spent a great deal of time in Colorado, where it was well cared for in private ownership. It has undergone a complete, high quality photo-documented restoration by well known Porsche specialists. The car was stripped to bare metal, repainted, color sanded and buffed in the original, factory correct color of Sky Blue (#6403). The authentic tan Porsche interior, from the headliner and proper German carpeting to the door panels and seat upholstery, are also in excellent condition. All instruments were rebuilt, the bright work was re-plated and new rubber and seals were installed as well. This Porsche comes complete with a Blaupunkt Seattle AM/FM cassette receiver, optional wood steering wheel and Lietz luggage rack, interior luggage straps, jack and shoulder cap seat belts. It has traveled only a few thousand miles since this comprehensive restoration and is reported to run and drive very well. A full service and detailing was recently carried out by Classic Showcase to bring the car to a show-ready finish. Ideally suited for driving and occasional show appearances, this is the final iteration of the legendary 356, presented in excellent overall condition with an extensive list of desirable extras.
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