The Yellow over Black 1964 Porsche 356C we featured back in July is back up for another reserve auction. Given some of the particulars detailed below I would not expect this one to go for top dollar so we’ll have to see if the reserve has been brought into more reasonable territory.
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The below post originally appeared on our site July 29, 2014:
I have been thinking a bit about vintage cars lately. In part because of watching auctions over the weekend, but more so after spending some time with my in-laws who own some older cars. Vintage cars derive their beauty from a unique marriage of simplicity and (arguably) greater variation amongst their designs. So this is a nice time to come across another Porsche 356, the car that began Porsche’s long love affair with rear-engine rear-drive automobiles and even many years later it’s easy to see the roots of a modern 911 in a 50-year-old 356. This 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe comes from near the end of the model’s run and with it’s eye-catching yellow paint, which we don’t come across often with these cars, it’s sure to attract plenty of attention.
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Engine: 1.6 liter flat-4
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 34,099 mi
Price: Reserve auction
1964 Porsche 356C
indiGO Classic Cars proudly offers this beautiful 1964 Porsche 356C in Yellow over a Black interior with 34,099 miles. The Porsche 356C is powered by 1.6L horizontally opposed four cylinder engine producing 90 hp through a Rear Wheel Drive System and a 4-Speed Manual Transmission. This Porsche 356C features the following:
Four Wheel Disc Brakes
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Chassis Number 215355
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There is, of course, a reason why we don’t come across many examples of the 356 in this shade of Yellow and that is because it’s not this car’s original color. From the number plate it appears the car was originally Ivory and was repainted at some point in its life. It is on points such as this that the seller’s brief description will surely hold this car back on this auction, as evidenced by the relatively low current bid of $40,000. Like other cars of this vintage with this low of a listed mileage it would also be good to have additional information on the car’s history so as to verify that mileage. Obviously, these are not points that can be set aside by any collector, but for someone who simply may want a 356 as a vintage purchase the bidding here may be about as low as one will go for a car that isn’t in need of significant work.