1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe

Until recently, Porsche was not a company known for carrying out model introductions and changeovers at a significant clip. It’s first production model, the 356, lasted for 17 years before being usurped by the 911, a car that has become synonymous with the brand to this day (albeit in a highly evolved state). The year 1965 would mark the end of the road for the 356. Towards the end of the production run, Porsche unveiled the 356SC. This would be the highest horsepower pushrod engine Porsche would produce. At an output of 95 bhp coupled to a vehicle weighing around 2,000 lbs, this made for lively performance for the day, even if many modern motors can beat it off the line. Demand for the 356 remained strong right up to the end and today they fetch impressive sums on the collector market. This 356SC for sale in Florida is an older restoration and retains its original engine and transmission.

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Year: 1965
Model: 356SC Coupe
Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 98,215 mi
Price: $77,900 Buy It Now

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1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe

Up for sale is this very nice 1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe that is an older restoration done about 15 years ago. The car is finished in Slate Grey with a Red vinyl interior. This car has the original SC engine and original transmission to the car. The pans are in excellent condition. This is a very well done car with an excellent finish that shows only a few minor flaws. All of the bright work is in excellent condition. The interior is in excellent condition. This car has just been mechanically serviced and is ready to be driven anywhere. The recent service included carbs rebuilt, reseal of oil sump, valve adjustment, wheel bearing service, brake service, new front tie rod ends, new tires, and several other small items. The car can be seen / inspected with an appointment. The car has a clear Florida title and has been owned by the current owner for approximately 6 years. The owner is a client of mine and I’m representing the vehicle on his behalf.

Please call with any questions that you may have prior to bidding. I can be reached at 561.307.2232 to answer any questions that you may have.

VIN 219652
Engine Serial Number P*812800
Engine Type Stamping 616/16 (Indicates SC Engine)
Engine Case Casting 80970

Terms of sale:
The car is sold AS IS with no warranty or guarantee of any type. A non-refundable deposit of $1000 is due with 24 hours of winning bid. Final payment is due via bank check or bank wire transfer with 5 days. Transportation is the responsibility of the winning bidder/buyer, however I will gladly assist with the arrangements.

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Whether it’s an early 911 or a late 356 such as this, the gray on red combination is one of my favorite color combinations for Porsches from this era. One thing I’m not a fan of, however, is the luggage rack on the engine lid. This option always looked a bit awkward and out of proportion, in my opinion. Currently, a good 356SC Coupe will run you about $65,000 to $80,000 on average. Not surprisingly, convertibles in similar nick will bring a bit more. Given this car has a few flaws and is an older restoration, I’d say the asking price is just a little on the high side, but not too far off the mark.

-Paul

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