1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831

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Lot 61
Just one owner from new until 2012
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE

Sold for US$ 51,700 inc. premium
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE
Coachwork by Karmann

Chassis no. 220576
Engine no. 715831

1,582cc OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Carburetors
75bhp at 5,200rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Just one owner from new until 2012
*Matching numbers example
*Very well-documented example with a large history file
*Elegant and iconic Porsche-design
*Offered with tools, jack and COA



THE PORSCHE 356C

Porsche's Type 356, introduced in 1948, is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest 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, 46hp 1100cc air-cooled flat four to a powerful autobahn burner carrying a complex, two-liter four-cam boxer Carrera engine of 130 horsepower. Its steady development brought not only coupes, but luxurious cabriolets and more spartan Speedsters and Roadsters; more than 76,000 examples were produced by the time production ceased in 1965.

By the time the 356B arrived in September 1959, Porsche's first sports car had gained a one-piece rounded windscreen and 15"-diameter wheels. The newcomer's introduction brought with it further styling revisions and an engine now standardized at 1,600cc. Outwardly very similar to the final 356Bs, the ultimate 356C model arrived in 1963 sporting four-wheel disc brakes – first seen on the 2-liter Carrera 2 – among numerous detail improvements, notably a new ZF steering gear and a compensating spring at the rear to calm the swing axle rear suspension. Engines available, both of 1.6 liters, were the 75bhp 'C' and 95bhp 'SC', the latter replacing the Super 90.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

This highly original 356C was completed at the Zuffenhausen Porsche works on October 23, 1964. The new Porsche was finished as it appears today, in Signal Red over a Black leatherette interior, and destined for the US market. The cars first owner, Lt. Col. Bob T. Nobles of Burnie, Maryland purchased the car on December 5, 1964 from Stuttgart Import, while trading in his 1963 Porsche 356 Super.

Lt. Col. Nobles used the red 356 as daily driver until the mid 1970's, at which point it received a paint job, but then driven less and less, and finally put in storage in 1982. The car was found and recognized as a very original barn find in 2012, before being purchased by the consignor, a renowned and highly regarded Southern California based Porsche collector.

In 2014, the largely untouched 356 was purchased by the consignor, and carefully brought back to life, making it run and stop. This Porsche would be a great candidate for a restoration, or to keep as original as it is, but would require further mechanical refurbishments to be fully road worthy. The car displays a wonderful patina, and retains its original numbers matching and date stamped wheels, engine and transaxle, dealer installed radio, logbook, and receipts from day one, as well a copy of the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity. Further accompanying items include a tool kit and jack, and the original keys. The cars mileage of less than 65,000 is carefully documented in the first owners logbook, and is certainly believed to be the cars full mileage since new. This is a great, highly original example of the end-of-the-run Porsche 356.

Footnotes

  • Please note that this car is titled as a 1965.
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1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
1964 PORSCHE 356C 1600 COUPE  Chassis no. 220576 Engine no. 715831
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