1964 Porsche 356C

The 356 is the car that started it all for Porsche. As its first production model, you’d excuse Porsche for possibly doubting the longevity of this somewhat quirky rear-engine rear-wheel-drive design, but 65 years later that layout remains the calling card of Porsche’s iconic 911. Aesthetically the 356 offers elegant contours that are sure to turn many heads and in their day their minimalist approach suited the needs of a wide range of automotive enthusiasts. The car we see featured here comes from near the end of the model run, a restored 1964 Porsche 356C that looks beautiful in Aquamarine blue metallic.

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Year: 1964
Model: 356C
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 5,500 mi
Price: Reserve auction (Buy It Now $69,000)

Fully restored 2007-2008. Aquamarine blue metallic (5607/1956color), beige leather, German square weave (new), new correct headliner. Before restoration, car located in dry and heated garage Mt. Morris, New York. Registration showed car was last driven in 1982. Body number 216803, engine no. P731461. The engine is NOT numbers matching but period correct. Car is SC, but engine replaced in 1970s with C engine (Stoddards).Transmission with the axels rebuilt by Stoddards. Every component, mechanism and system was replaced or refurbished, eg., brakes, steering mechanism including box, suspension, etc. All hoses, clamps etc., replaced or re-plated. All chrome including interior seat brackets was redone by Paul’s Chrome or Li Brandi’s Plating. Gauges restored by North Hollywood Speedo, clock (electric) keeps perfect time. Bumpers and transmission restored by Stoddards. Engine runs strong with no issues, Webber carbs (Zenith in box). NOS gas tank/Stoddard at cost of $2,000.00 + (includes proper paint job). New wiring harness by YNZ. Sport sway bar from Willhoit Auto. All original glass with exception of windshield (Stoddards). All new rubber by International Mercantile. Locks restored by Tony Euganeo (sp). According to Hagerty rating system, car is #2. Car has won many car shows including Best Porsche of Porsche show. Complete pics of restoration, all receipts. Car turns 50 on February 12, 2014. Comes with complete restoration book. title. tool kit. jack. spare tire. seat belts. car cover. owners manual. tech book.

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We are well past the days when a 356 could be had cheaply. The market has been very kind to these cars in general with even rusted project cars selling for fairly high prices. The car here will be hampered some by its lack of a numbers matching engine, even more so because this was originally an SC that now houses the engine from a C. Even so, it’s still a highly valued collector and is sure to provide some owner with quite a bit of motoring joy.

-Rob

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One Comment on "1964 Porsche 356C"

  1. Brian says:

    My dad has a 356B… I’ll have to remind him about that looming interior rebuild he’s been putting off. The differing rates of appreciation for the 356 model versus the early 911 is interesting to me.