Lot 48

1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe

Coachwork by Karmann

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Estimate

$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

220851

Engine

716127

Car Highlights

Final-Model-Year Porsche 356 Sold New in Southern California

Finished in Striking Black over Red Color Combination

Retains Matching-Numbers Engine and Gearbox per COA

Benefits from a Recent Cosmetic and Mechanical Restoration

Accompanied by Owner’s Manual, Tool Kit, Jack, Luggage, COA, Copy of Kardex, and Documentation

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Type 616/15 OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine

Twin Zenith 32 NDIX Carburetors

75 BHP at 5,200 RPM

4-Speed Manual Transaxle

4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes

4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars

Introduced in 1948, the 356 was improved upon throughout its production until 1965, when it was replaced by the all-new 911. Unveiled at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the final 356 C series incorporated several significant changes, most notably four-wheel disc brakes.

According to a copy of the Porsche Kardex, this 356 C Coupe was completed by the factory on November 16, 1964, and retailed through famed Southern California dealer Competition Motors. Originally finished in Black over a Black leatherette interior, this 356 was equipped with optional ventilated chrome wheels and a wood steering wheel. While its early history is not well documented, this 356 underwent a cosmetic and mechanical restoration under the ownership of respected Florida-based collector Leo Schigiel, who acquired the Porsche in 2011 from its long-term Oregon owner. During the restoration process, the car was repainted black, as it was originally delivered, while the interior was reupholstered in contrasting red leather with oatmeal square-weave carpets. The original, matching-numbers type 616/15 engine and four-speed manual transaxle were overhauled, the gauges were rebuilt, and the brightwork was replated or replaced.

Accompanied by an owner’s manual, tool kit, jack, luggage, Porsche COA, copy of Kardex, and restoration receipts, this 356 C presents in well-restored condition throughout. The ultimate development of an iconic Porsche model, this 356 C would be a welcome addition to any collection.

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