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Lot 33

2015   |   Amelia Island 2015

1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe

Coachwork by Reutter

SOLD $110,000

Estimate

$130,000 - $160,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

131063

Car Highlights

Highly Desirable Disc Brake, Late-Production Example
The Ultimate Expression of Porsche’s Venerable 356 Series
Comprehensive and Documented Restoration Completed in 2013
Outstanding Factory Color Combination
Accompanied by Porsche Certifcate of Authenticity

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Air-Cooled 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
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As the first car bearing the Porsche name, the groundbreaking 356 continues to deliver a tremendously enjoyable driving experience with a decidedly avant-garde fair. Debuting in mid-1963, the 356 C differed little from the outgoing 356 B and continued to use the celebrated T-6 twin-grille body type introduced in 1962. However, the 356 C represented an evolutionary step forward with its standard four-wheel disc brakes, higher-lift camshaft for the 1,600 cc engine, and improved bucket seats courtesy of Porsche’s takeover of the Reutter coachworks, which included a subsidiary later known as Recaro.

While there were faster and quicker sporting cars than the 356 C in period, its impeccable construction quality, leading-edge engineering, and unique driving experience drew legions of fans. Perhaps Road & Track testers provided the best endorsement, writing “…one would look a long time before finding a sports or GT car that offers more pure driving enjoyment.”

Complete with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity listing original data, this Porsche 356 C Coupe is a long-term Texas car benefiting from a total restoration completed during 2012 and 2013 by Porsche experts. Extensively addressing systems of the vehicle, the restorative work is documented by nearly three dozen parts and work invoices included with the sale of the car. Finished in its factory-specified Irish Green paint finish and black upholstery, this final-year Porsche 356 C is handsomely presented in concours-level condition.