In 1964, the last version of Porsche‘s first production model, the 356, arrived on the market. It was only produced for one year, but the demand for this model was very strong in North America, so the company decided to sell it the following year as well. One example, a 1965 Porsche 356C ‘Karmann’ is up for auction.
This Porsche 356C is powered by a rebuilt 1.6-liter flat-four engine paired with a four-speed manual transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. It is mounted on black 15″ steel wheels wrapped in 175/60 Yokohama Avid Envigor tires.
The car is finished in Slate Grey, has been properly maintained and is in good condition. It should also be noted that it was owned by the first owner for 46 years. It is equipped with a Karmann body, Koni shocks, four-wheel disc brakes, amber headlight lenses, a twin-grille deck lid, and replacement exhaust components. The bumpers and rocker panel trim have been removed.
Inside, the seats are upholstered in Bordeaux leather (Autobahn Interiors of San Diego) that also covers the door panels and dash. In front of the driver is a rebuilt three-spoke steering wheel (Mo-Ma Manufacturing of Albuquerque) behind which is a five-digit odometer showing 90,310 miles. Additional equipment includes a Blaupunkt push-button radio, a ceiling covered with a perforated white headliner, and gray square-weave carpets covered with black coco mats.
The car comes with an owner’s manual, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a South Carolina title in the seller’s name.
The auction ends on November 3 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $55,555.
Source: Bring a Trailer