1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162
Lot 30
Rare, matching-numbers SC Cabriolet
1964 PORSCHE 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET
Sold for US$ 220,000 inc. premium

Lot Details
1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162 1964  Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET  Chassis no. 160751 Engine no. 821162
1964 Porsche 356SC 1600 CABRIOLET
Coachwork by Reutter

Chassis no. 160751
Engine no. 821162

1,582cc OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
2 Solex Carburetors
95bhp at 5,800rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Rare, matching-numbers SC Cabriolet
*Striking black over red color combination
*Exquisite presentation inside and out
*The end-of-the-run 356
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity



THE PORSCHE 356

Porsche's Type 356, introduced in 1948, is acknowledged to be one of the world's great sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved from a streamlined little aluminum-bodied coupe powered by a VW-derived, 46bhp 1100cc air-cooled flat four to a powerful autobahn burner carrying a complex, two-liter four-cam boxer Carrera engine, producing 130bhp. The cars steady development brought not only coupes, but introduced luxurious cabriolets, speedsters, and roadsters. In all there were more than 76,000 examples built by the time production ceased in 1965.

The 356B, produced from 1960 through 1963, represents the mid-point in this design's progression. In what is known as "T5" form, the B introduced new front and rear sheet-metal, while retaining the curved front trunk lid and rounded fenders of the 356A series. The B also added some features demanded by American customers, such as raised front and rear bumpers with over-riders to better protect the body from parking mishaps. The headlamps were raised, a larger hood handle added, and front vent windows appeared in the doors. Mechanically, the gearbox and drum brakes were upgraded. A new steering wheel and column refreshed the interior, along with redesigned rear seats. A "Super" model with raised compression added an extra 15bhp over the standard version, while the even hotter Super 90 added 30bhp – a full 50% more power than the base car.

The 356 made its final transformation with the Type 6 body in 1963. Designated 356C, it had a new ZF steering gear and added compensating springs at the rear, the latter calming the swing axle suspension. Four-wheel disc brakes were also part of the revision, and a 12-volt electrical system became available. Two 1,600 cc engines were offered, the "C" version with 75DIN (European horsepower, rated 88 by SAE), and the "SC" with higher compression and counterweighted crankshaft making 95DIN (107 SAE),


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a matching-numbers example of the most powerful and luxurious non-Carrera 356 model - the SC Cabriolet. Completed at Porsche's Zuffenhausen factory in June of 1964, this 356 was finished in Irish Green over Fawn leather upholstery. Built alongside the new 911 model, the new SC Cabriolet was specially optioned with a leather interior containing an antenna and loudspeaker. Indeed, a highly optioned, top-of-the-line Cabriolet.

Although the Porsches early history remains unknown, the 356SC is believed to have been in Southern California during the early 1980s, where a Mr. Mario Boet owned it. While in Mr. Boet's ownership, an extensive restoration was begun, being completed around 1995 by the following owner, another Southern California based enthusiast by the name of Clive Paletz. Mr. Paletz entrusted well-known Porsche interior specialists Autos International with the full re-trim. Autos International used the period-correct red for the seats and door trim, and sourced the classic German square weave carpets also in red, for the floors. The exterior restoration was entrusted to Pino's Auto Body of Alhambra, California, and the color chosen was the stealth black as seen on the car today. Mr. Paletz later sold the car to a Mr. Jim Ring, also from California.

This gorgeous 356SC Cabriolet has since 2012 resided in a world-class Florida based collection of exceptional European sports cars, and remains in exquisite condition throughout. The Porsche has received regular maintenance and service, and is offered with a history file which includes the cars Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, confirming that the car retains its matching numbers engine. These end-of-the-run, fully-developed 356SC's retain Porsches first sports cars lithe and nimble driving characteristics; while benefiting from more than twice the power-output of the earlier models. With parts readily available, and many club and tour events to participate in each year, this sharp 356SC Cabriolet should give the new owner much joy.

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