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1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

California Car, Concours Restoration, 500 miles, Gorgeous!

$158,800

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THE ESSENTIALS

SOLD to South America!!! This is arguably one of the nicest 1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet’s in existence. It’s fully sorted, numbers matching engine, fantastic provenance and great color combination. This is the one to buy!

It has been painstakingly restored to better than new condition and has traveled the necessary 500 miles since to ensure a fully sorted and incredibly gorgeous motorcar. This Cabriolet is ready for the most competitive concours competition or touring. It is so stunning that Wayne Carini of Chasing Classic Cars walked up to this Cabriolet when it was shown at The Quail in 2014 and said, “Man, that’s a great color!” We agree!

SUMMARY OF THIS 356c
-Retains Matching-Numbers Engine per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
-Accompanied by Books, Tools, Documentation, and COA
-Magnificent attention to detail
-1,582 CC Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
-Twin Zenith Carburetors
-75 BHP at 5,200 RPM
-4-Speed Manual Transaxle
-4-Wheel Disc Brakes
-Fully Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
-Wheelbase: 82.7″
-Engine Number 730861 (Matching)

BACKGROUND OF THE 356
The brilliant 356 series, in all its forms, remains the cornerstone of Porsche’s heritage and continues to be highly prized by collectors and motoring enthusiasts. As the first car to bear the Porsche name, the landmark 356 was relentlessly developed, improved and perfected into an intense competitor, both on the racetrack and on the showroom floor. Light, quick and tremendously enjoyable to drive, the 356 gained a loyal following and an identity all its own, with an avant-garde flair enjoyed by few other automobiles.

Evolution and sales success came quite quickly. Max Hoffman, Porsche’s U.S. importer extraordinaire, exposed the entire American market to the virtues of Porsche performance and engineering, establishing a devoted following for the 356 and all its permutations. At first glance, Porsche’s 356C, which debuted in mid-1963, differed little from the prior 356B and continued to use the T-6 body type introduced in 1962. The new 356C, however, was a major evolutionary step forward with its standard Porsche designed four-wheel disc brakes, higher-lift camshaft for the 1600 C engine, new flat-face hubcaps and deeper bucket seats courtesy of Porsche’s acquisition of Reutter, which owned a subsidiary that later became world-famous as Recaro (short for Reutter Carosserie).

HISTORY OF THIS 356
This special, late-production 356C Cabriolet is a rust-free California car that retains all the original body and floor panels and represents the fulfillment of its current owner’s search for the “right” car. According to its Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, this Cabriolet was produced on January 14, 1964 and finished in Sky Blue (Paint Code 6403) with red leather upholstery (Code A). It was ordered new with ventilated chrome wheels and Dunlap tires.

This Cabriolet received a no-expense spared nut-and-bolt restoration to as-new condition by Dink Farmer, the noted Porsche restorer. According to Dink, it has had two prior owners and had been in Northern California (Lakeport) its entire life. It is presently owned by a significant collector of only the best Porsches. Used only sparingly for shows in its current ownership, this 356C also is offered complete with a remarkable selection of items including an original owner’s book, records, the as-new tool kit and jack, a top boot with its case. Handsomely presented, this late-production 356C/1600 C Cabriolet will be sure to deliver the outstanding driving experience for which this model is renowned.

For more details contact Harry Clark at +1.602.245.7200 or email us at harry@classicpromenade.com.

1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

$158,800

PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER NAME
LOCATION USA
VIEWS 75

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1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet
1964 Porsche 356C Cabriolet

$158,800

VIN 159736
BODY STYLE Cabriolet
FUEL Gasoline
MILES 480
GEARBOX Mannual
DOORS 2
INT COLOR Red
EXT COLOR Blue
YEAR 1964
LOCATION Phoenix, AZ
PRIVATE SALE STATUS
SELLER
VIEWS 75

Porsche 356

Interesting Fact: The Porsche 356 was the companies first production automobile that was released in 1948. This lightweight and nimble vehicle sold for $3,758 at release which is equivalent to $40,402.55 today.   Production moved over the years, with 50 models being manufactured in Austria before the factory relocated to Germany. All in all, there…
Interesting Fact: The Porsche 356 was the companies first production automobile that was released in 1948. This lightweight and nimble vehicle sold for $3,758 at release which is equivalent to $40,402.55 today.   Production moved over the years, with 50 models being manufactured in Austria before the factory relocated to Germany. All in all, there were 76,000 Porsche 356 released in 17 years of production. The original prototype for the Porsche 356 had a mid-engine layout, but future models all used a rear-mounted layout.   This vehicle has remained popular throughout the years, with Sports Car International, in 2004, labeling it 10th on their list of top sports cars for the 1960s. This sporty model was replaced by the Porsche 911 and 912 but is still one of the most frequently reproduced classic automobiles. Of the 76,000 that were originally produced, it is estimated that half survive which makes the Porsche 356 a popular item for collectors!  

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