In 1964, Porsche introduced the final revision of the 356, its first production car. In the same year, the company introduced the now legendary 911 model, and due to the fact that the demand for this model remained strong in North America, it was sold through 1965. A one example, 1964 Porsche 356C convertible is up for auction.
This Porsche 356C is powered by an aftermarket 1.6-liter Type 616/15 flat-four engine with twin Zenith carburetors. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a Type 741 four-speed manual transmission. The owner did a service four years ago, which included changing the oil, rebuilding the starter, and replacing the distributor cap, rotor, points, spark plugs, fuel filter, and air filter elements. It sits on 15″ chrome-finished wheels wrapped in 165/80 Classic Radial LL800 tires.
The Reutter-built body is finished in Signalrot and is in fairly good condition, with minor chips and scratches. It is equipped with four-wheel disc brakes, Koni shock absorbers, and a black convertible top. In 1995, the front fenders, hood, and left door were repaired. In 2011, the windshield, bumper guards, horn grilles, exterior lighting assemblies, hood handle, front hood seal, exhaust tips, and various emblems were replaced.
Inside, the seats are covered in black leather, which also covers the door panels. Additional equipment includes charcoal square-weave carpeting, rubber floor mats, front lap belts, and a Blaupunkt push-button AM radio. In front of the driver are a wood-rimmed steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 4,520 kilometers (total mileage unknown).
The car comes with a copy of its Kardex, invoices dating back to 1987, an owner’s manual, a tool kit, and a clean California title.
The auction ends on December 5 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $62,000.
Source: Bring a Trailer