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1965 Porsche 356C Coupe

The Porsche 356 entered its final year of production just as the Porsche 911 was becoming known to the world and in their respective designs we can see the ways in which Porsche evolved one car so as to transition to the other. Today, many of the rarer 356 variants fetch prices at auction well into six-figure territory, but even a standard Coupe is prized amongst Porsche and vintage-automobile enthusiasts alike. The car we have featured here comes from the final year of 356 production: a Black on Black 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe that has spent its entire life in the easy climate of California.

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Year: 1965
Model: 356C
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 98,200 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

Up for sale is a very nice original 1965 Porsche 356c Coupe, garaged California car with 100% solid original undercarriage, numbers-matching, low 98,200 original miles, one owner since 1968. Original black/black color combination and a real California Black Plate Car. VIN 220479 and engine number 715777. Clear California Title

Owned by a local pharmacist in Modesto, California, who purchased it from the original owner, also a Modesto resident. Parked in the same garage since 1968 and driven locally, to and from the pharmacy. Undercarriage still retains original undercoating with zero rust anywhere in the floor pans or longitudinals. A stellar example of why early Porsche models that were garaged in California are the best in the world.

This car runs, drives and brakes nicely. It starts quickly hot or cold with original key. It tracks straight and is a delight to drive. In the last month the car was treated to new skins on the seats and new correct German Square Weave carpets and a major service. The car comes with the Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche showing that the car is a matching numbers car and truly a desirable black on black car

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While I love black cars, it is not my favorite color on the 356. The lines of the car tend to stand out and are enhanced by brighter colors, without taking on an air of ostentation. Still, numbers-matching cars of this age and quality aren’t common and given that the current owner has possessed the car since 1968 there is sure to be a good deal of historical record available for any interested buyer. With the way the Porsche market has continued to accelerate, I’d imagine that even the standard 356 coupes will continue to see good value in the years to come.