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Lot 33

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1965 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet

SOLD $196,000

Estimate

$225,000 - $275,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

162085

Engine

821824

Car Highlights

The Ultimate Evolution of Porsche’s Beloved 356
A Very Late SC Built in the Final Months of Production
One of Approximately 588 Cabriolets Built in 1965
Presented in Original Colors; Retains Matching-Numbers Engine
Accompanied by Kardex and Desirable Factory Hardtop

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Air-Cooled, Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Solex 40 PII Carburetors
95 BHP at 5,200 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
Front Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
Rear Swing-Axle Suspension with Torsion Bars
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Debuting in 1948, the 356 possessed a jet-age silhouette with a profusion of rounded, windswept forms and was the first car to bear the family name of Ferdinand Porsche. Available in both closed and open configurations, the 356 was continuously updated by Stuttgart throughout its production, which concluded in 1965.

The final development of the line, the 356 C, was introduced at the September 1963 Frankfurt Auto Show, showcasing the new T-6 body style and incorporating a number of other changes including a squared-off hood, a gas filler cap on the right fender, and disc brakes. An SC variant featured a more powerful 1.6-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 95 hp and higher performance.

The 356 SC Cabriolet offered here was completed quite late in the 356 model run – on May 20, 1965, according to the Kardex that accompanies the sale. It was delivered new through legendary Brumos Porsche of Jacksonville, Florida. Originally finished in Light Ivory (code 6404) and trimmed in optional black leather upholstery, this example is beautifully presented in its as delivered color scheme and still retains its matching-numbers engine. Owned for many years by a Maine-based 356 enthusiast, this car is accompanied by a rare and desirable factory hardtop and presents in fine overall condition. With its desirable specification, attractive presentation, and a matching-numbers engine, this handsome 356 SC Cabriolet represents a very appealing motoring experience for its next owner.