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Lot 62

2013   |   Amelia Island Auction 2013

1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

SOLD $77,000

Estimate

$55,000 - $75,000

Chassis

217856

Engine

713113

Car Highlights

Highly Desirable Disc-Brake, Late-Production Example
The Ultimate Expression of Porsche’s 356 Series
Nut-and-Bolt Restoration
Recent Mechanical Inspection
Accompanied by a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Air-Cooled Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Zenith Carburetors
75 BHP at 5,200 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
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Finished in white with a dark blue leather interior, this outstanding 1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe was acquired 12 years ago by the current owner, who is a discerning and fastidious collector of fine European automobiles. At approximately 43,000 miles, the prior owner performed a complete nut-and-bolt restoration on the impeccable original car, and it remains remarkably fresh today. Blessed with matching- numbers, this 356 is a highly desirable disc-brake example, with 12-volt electrics and offered complete with the original owner’s manual found within the glovebox.

Periodically exercised by the current owner and always kept in a heated and dehumidified garage, the 356 C remains in excellent condition. Just 300 additional miles have been travelled since acquisition. Most recently, the consignor commissioned a thorough inspection of all the car’s mechanical systems, including the brakes, carburetors, and a compression test, ensuring the Porsche runs as it should. Riding on a new set of tires, with the spare properly held in place by a leather strap under the bootlid, this wonderful 1965 Porsche 356 C shows virtually no wear, and it is ready for the next owner to show and enjoy. Handsomely presented throughout, it will surely deliver the exhilarating experience this model is renowned for.