1964 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe


Introduced in 1948, the Porsche Type 356 is acknowledged to be one of the world’s greatest sports cars. Over a 15-year production run, the handsome and durable 356 evolved from a streamlined little aluminium-bodied coupe powered by a VW-derived, 46hp 1100cc air-cooled flat four to a powerful autobahn burner with a 130hp 2-litre 4-cam boxer Carrera engine. Over time came coupes, luxurious cabriolets and more spartan Speedsters and Roadsters, and more than 76,000 were built by the time production ceased in 1965.

By the time the 356B arrived in September 1959, Porsche’s first sports car had gained a one-piece rounded windscreen and 15-inch wheels, along with further styling revisions and a 1,600cc engine. Outwardly very similar to the final 356B, the ultimate 356C model arrived in 1963 sporting disc brakes all round (first seen on the 2-liter Carrera 2), a new ZF steering gear and a compensating spring at the rear to calm the swing axle rear suspension. Engines options were the 75bhp ‘C’ and the 95bhp ‘SC’, both 1,600cc, the latter replacing the Super 90 model.

This 1964 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe (chassis 220716, engine P716015, gearbox 83587 type 104 741/2c) is a matching numbers car with a Porsche Originality Certificate, and it was delivered new to a US Porsche dealer on the 4th November 1964. It currently has Italian registration documentation and plates.

Although still rust-free, the car was restored a few years ago. No new sheet metal was used and the car was fully repainted in its original Irish Green paint colour, with its correct Brown Deer interior and new carpets to original spec. The mechanicals were also restored and are fully functioning within a stunning engine bay. This fabulous 356C also features Porsche chrome wheels, Porsche anti-theft, a new battery, a sports silencer, a period Grundig stereo, a new starter motor, a new battery and it comes with some spare parts, filters etc., along with a file detailing the restoration in words and pictures. Since restoration the car has been driven very infrequently – a situation that will no doubt change with its next lucky owner.

Obwohl noch rostfrei, wurde das Auto vor einigen Jahren restauriert. Kein neues Metallblech wurde verwendet, das Auto in seiner ursprünglichen Farbe Irish Green nachlackiert, mit einwandfreiem Brown Deer Interieur und neuen Innenteppichen. Die Mechanik wurde aufgewartet und funktioniert sehr gut, ebenso der Motorraum. Dieser fabelhafte 356C kommt mit Porsche Chromrädern, Porsche Diebstahlsicherung, einer neuen Batterie, ein Sportschalldämpfer, Grundig Stereosystem, neuem Anlassmotor, und einigen Ersatzteilen wie z.B. Filter. Dokumentiert wurde die Restaurierung ausführlich in Schrif und Bildern. Das Auto ist seitdem sehr selten gefahren – dies wird sich zweifellos mit dem nächsten Besitzer ändern.

Sold For €67,877

Auction Techno Classica April 2016
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lot details

Lot Number 143
Registration Number EU Taxes Paid
Chassis Number 220716
Year 1964
Make Porsche
Model 356C

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