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1964 Porsche 356C Coupe is for sale

Between 1964 and 1965, Porsche produced the third version of its first production car, the 356C. All versions of this model are in high demand, especially if they are in good condition. More than 16,000 examples of the 356C version left the production lines and one of them, the 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe is for sale.

This 356C is powered by a 1.6-liter 616/15 flat-four with a factory-rated 88 hp (66 kW) and 90 lb-ft (122 Nm) of torque. Power is sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual transmission that was overhauled and fitted with replacement synchro rings by Ameen Garage of Milwaukee, two years ago. In 2021, the fuel tank, fuel hoses and fuel level sending units were replaced, the carburetor was reconstructed and replacement heating hoses were installed. Last year, the valves were adjusted and the valve cover and drive belt seals were replaced, while the Optima battery was installed at the beginning of this year. It sits on a set of 15″ steel wheels wrapped in 165/80 Nankang tires.

The car is finished in Light Ivory and is in good condition. It is equipped with a windshield washer system, an underside front tow ring, twin engine grilles, body-color bumpers with bright guards, and disc brakes at each corner. In 2020, the body was repainted, the dents were repaired and the rust on the right rocker panel was repaired.

The interior of the car requires certain repairs, such as replacement of seat covers and floor mats. The seats and rear bench are upholstered in black leather, which covers the door panels and the upper part of the dash. In front of the driver is a three-spoke steering wheel and a five-digit odometer showing 42,492 miles (total mileage unknown). Additional equipment includes a cabin heater, a vintage-look cassette radio, and latch-and-link lap belts.

This 356C coupe is now offered in Pine Plains, New York with the owner’s manual, service records, a copy of the Kardex, and a clean California title in the seller’s name.

The auction ends on June 22 and the highest bid at the time of writing was USD $44,356.

Source: Bring a Trailer


Porsche will stop producing the 718 Cayman and Boxster with ICE from 2025

Demand for EVs is currently not meeting manufacturers’ expectations, and some have already changed their plans by postponing the discontinuation of models with internal combustion engines. Porsche is not one of them, and the decision that the 718 Cayman/Boxster will be completely replaced by electric versions from 2025, stays.

Porsche will offer both ICE and electric versions of the 718 Series, at least until the fall of 2025 when the combustion engine versions become a thing of the past. In this way, Porsche wants to ensure that in case of a change of decision, it can continue to offer ICE versions of the 718 Series.

Porsche’s 718 Series currently consists of the Cayman/Boxster with mid-mounted engines with four and six cylinders, and from next year it will join the Porsche Macan whose Macan 4 and Macan Turbo versions are powered by electric motors only.

Macan 4 is powered by a dual motor with 408 hp (300 kW) and 479 lb-ft (650 Nm) of torque, the Macan Turbo has 630 hp (470 kW) and 833 lb-ft (1,130 Nm) of torque. However, all these figures are implied with overboost, which means that this power is available for a limited time even when using Launch Control. The Macan 4 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.2 seconds with a top speed of 220 km/h (137 mph), while the Macan Turbo reaches 62 mph (100 km/h) in 3.3 seconds with a top speed of 260 km/h (161 mph).

Source: Porsche


Restomod Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR costs 349,000 euros

New York based company RSR Project, specialized in restoring, rebuilding and tailoring a cult classic for Porsche enthusiasts, has revealed its new project, the Gulf Blue 911. The car is based on the racing Porsche 911 Carrera 2.8 RSR from the 70s.

The car was specially made for an unknown customer, and the restoration process lasted 15 months. The work began with finding a Coupé model from the late 80s, without accidents and a body without traces of rust. Painted in the Gulf colors that adorned Porsche’s racing models for years, and some body elements with new and lighter glasses are clearly associated with the first racing 911 with the RSR designation.

During the restoration, the engine, gearbox, suspension and brakes were rebuilt, and two-tone 15-inch Fuchs rims wrapped in Michelin tires were installed. Engine displacement is not known, but it is known that RSR Project offers restomod model buyers 3.2-L, 3.4-L or 3.5-L six-cylinder boxer options.

The dark interior is equipped with retro sports seats upholstered in a combination of black leather and fabric with seat belts, a roll cage and analogue instruments. Black leather covers the door panels and dashboard, and there are matching black carpets.

When it comes to the price, this restomod car costs 349,000 euros.

Source: RSR Project