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1964 Porsche 356C convertible is up for auction

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


1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE is up for auction

In 1968, Mercedes-Benz presented the successor to the 250 SE model, with a chassis code W111, the Mercedes-Benz 280SE. It was produced until 1971, and around 1,390 examples of this model left the production lines. One of them, a 1969 Mercedes-Benz 280SE is up for auction.

Mercedes-Benz 280SE is powered by a rebuilt 2.8-liter M130 inline-six engine, with Bosch mechanical fuel injection, producing 160 hp (119 kW) and 177 lb-ft (240 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed automatic transmission. It is mounted on steel 14″ wheels wrapped in GT Radial Champiro 75 tires. The engine was rebuilt last year which included a rebuilt fuel injection pump and replaced camshaft, crankshaft, oil pump, valves, lifters, pistons, piston rings, bearings, seals, timing chain and rails.

This car is finished in shade of Light Ivory, has been properly maintained and is in good condition. It is equipped with a soft roof, front vent windows, fog lights, dual side mirrors, chrome bumpers, top boot, suspension with independent double-wishbone front setup with coil springs along with, a rear single-joint swing axle with hydropneumatic compensating spring and level control , and power-assisted disc brakes at each corner.

Inside, the seats are upholstered in Cognac leather, which also covers the door panels, dash and rear bench. In front of the driver is a two-spoke steering wheel and instrument panel with a five-digit odometer showing 13,964 miles (total mileage unknown). Additional equipment includes three-point seat belts for the front occupants, power windows, a dashboard-mounted clock, a rear window defroster, air conditioning, a Becker AM/FM radio, and a Bluetooth module.

The car comes with refurbishment records, a tool kit, and a clean California title in the name of the seller’s trust.

The auction ends December 1 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $52,500.

Source: Bring a Trailer


1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 is up for auction

In 1973, Porsche introduced the 911 Carrera RS to meet motorsport homologation requirements. It had a larger 2.7L engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection and revised and stiffened suspension, compared to previous models. However, for the 1974 IROC Championship, RSR models were fitted with the 3.0 engine, and were sold to racing teams. One example of this car, the 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0, was a demonstration car that was used to sell the car’s capabilities to potential buyers. Now it’s up for auction.

In 1974, the car was bought new by Sydney Butler, who after three years sold it to the owner of Stoddard Imported Cars, Charles Stoddard, who kept the car carefully garaged and maintained as needed. It remained in his possession for almost two decades, after which it was sold to a Japanese collector. In 2004, the car was sold again in the United States, and the new owner replaced the clutch and rear shock absorbers. In 2017, it was sold to a new owner, when it became part of the White Collection.

From the moment the car left the factory until today, it has maintained its original condition with its original white paint and gold-highlighted Carrera RS script. Also, it is equipped with original Pirelli tires, and the owner kept the car in the best condition with occasional correction of paintwork and the rims to factory specifications.

This Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0 is certainly the best preserved example of this model and is one of only 55 produced. It is powered by a 3.0L aircooled flat-six engine with 230 hp (170 kW) and 203 lb-ft (275 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox. The five-digit odometer shows 29,452 kilometers (~18,301 miles).

The auction will take place on February 2 in Houston, TX, and the estimated value of the car is $2,250,000 – $2,750,000 USD.

Source: RM Sotheby’s