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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.