<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552

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1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE
Coachwork by Karmann

Sold for US$ 92,400 inc. premium
1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE
Coachwork by Karmann

Chassis no. 216431
Engine no. 711552

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

*Restored at a cost of about $70,000
*Matching numbers example
*Finished in factory specifications with red over black
*Offered with books, jack, tools and Porsche COA


THE PORSCHE 356C

Porsche's Type 356, introduced in 1948, is acknowledged to be 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 in all 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 bringing 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 potent 356 Coupe first emerged on December 2nd, 1963, clad in the classic combination of Signal Red paint over a black leatherette interior. Shortly thereafter, this 356 made its way to its first owner, believed to be in California. The Porsche would eventually make its way up to the northeast.

The penultimate owner of the car acquired it in July of 2000 and not long after commenced a well-documented restoration included refurbishment of the numbers-matching engine and carburetors and the rebuilding of the chassis to restore the legendary performance of this lithe German Coupe. Cosmetically, the body was stripped to be sorted and repainted in its original handsome Signal Red (6407), leading to this particular 356's sporting presence.

By the time of its completion, about $70,000 was invested into returning this iconic Porsche to its original specification and condition. With about 7,500 miles driven since its restoration, this 356 presents itself beautifully, with incredible presence for a small car.

Various accessories are included in the sale of this striking Porsche, including its tool roll, jack, owner's manual, receipts since 2000 including restoration records, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
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<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
<b>1964 Porsche 356C 1600 COUPE</b><br />Chassis no. 216431<br />Engine no. 711552
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