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Introduced in 1948, the lightweight and nimble 356 was Porsche’s first production automobile. Available in coupe and open-top configurations, the 356 was revised throughout production lasting through 1965, when it was supplanted by the 911. Revealed at the 1963 Frankfurt Motor Show, the 356 C used the newer T-6 body style that incorporated a number of changes including a squared-off hood, a gas filler on the right fender, and disc brakes. With a more powerful pushrod engine, the 95 hp SC was optional.
According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this 356 SC was completed by the factory in June 1965 and finished in Dolphin Grey over a blue leatherette interior. Additional equipment included a green tinted windshield, ventilated chrome wheels, and wheel caps with crest. While its early history is not known, this 356 SC underwent a cosmetic and mechanical restoration in its original color combination, which was completed in early 2017. The refurbished car scored 239.2 points out of 240 at the August 2017 Colorado Concours d’Elegance. More recently in March 2018, this SC’s engine and transaxle were overhauled by specialist Eisenbuds in Denver.
Complete with its books, tools, jack, spare, and restoration records, this matching-numbers 356 SC presents in very fine condition all-around. The last evolution of the 356, this example would be perfect to show at concours or use on rallies such as the Copperstate 1000.