Lot 120

2019   |   Scottsdale Auctions 2019

1965 Porsche 356 SC Coupe

Coachwork by Karmann

SOLD $190,400


$150,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve





Car Highlights

Matching-Numbers Engine per Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Finished in Its Stunning Original Black on Black Color Combination
Winner of the Prestigious PCA Manhattan Trophy in 1988
Restoration Work by Noted Porsche Specialists
Accompanied by Books, Tools, COA, Jack, Spare, and California Black Plate

Technical Specs

1,582 CC Air-Cooled OHV Flat 4-Cylinder Engine
Twin Solex Carburetors
95 BHP at 5,200 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
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Introduced in 1948, the Porsche 356 set new standards for lightweight sports cars. Produced until 1965, the 356 benefited from ongoing improvements, finally resulting in the SC, which featured Porsche’s most powerful road-going pushrod 1600 cc engine. Originally finished in its current Black on Black color combination, this stunning late-production example was delivered in February 1965 and has had the advantage of a longtime Southern California ownership.

Owned by knowledgeable Porsche collectors over the years, this example, in 1988, won the Manhattan Trophy, an award bestowed upon the best car in the concours field during the Porsche Parade; it is considered the Porsche Club of America’s highest honor. Since the initial restoration was completed, California Porsche specialists Scott’s Independent Inc. of Anaheim and Willhoit Auto Restoration of Long Beach have serviced and maintained the SC Coupe, and today it remains in exceptional condition.

Consistent with its superb presentation, the Porsche is offered with books, tools, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, jack, spare, and California black plate. As an SC model, this car offers all the refinements and upgrades made to the 356 over the years, and its Black on Black color combination is both rare and desirable. For the enthusiast who has been searching for an exceptionally restored 356, this impressive example is worthy of close inspection.