1964 Porsche 356C Coupe
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1964 Porsche 356C Coupe -
43,391 Miles - Original 1600cc Flat - Four- Four Speed Manual Gearbox - Full Restoration Completed 2014 - Bare-Metal Repaint in Signal Red - Refurbished Black Interior- Engine Rebuild by Morris Brothers Motorsports - Full Restoration Receipts - Porsche Certificate of Authenticity - Last Owned in Colorado
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“Because the 356 is so easy to drive, so comfortable and compliant on the road, it makes the car an excellent choice as a classic that is able to be used as intended on today's roads.”
–Rory Jurnecka, “Classic Drive: 1964 Porsche 356C” Automobile Magazine, 8/11/17
The term “iconic” is pretty freely tossed around these days in the classic-car business. The truth is, very few automobiles merit the distinction. But while it's possible to debate which cars should make the “iconic” list, there is one model that will meet with virtually everyone's approval: The absolutely iconic Porsche 356. A quick review of the model's history, here in the Automobile magazine writer's words, gives some idea why that's so, especially in the case of the 356C:
“When the 356 was introduced by Porsche in the early 1950s, it was dubbed the 'giant killer' for its ability to keep pace with cars of larger stature and engine displacement on the international racing scene. The car's rear-engine, rear-drive layout and air cooling meant that servicing the car was simple – important when faced with a breakdown mid-race. However, robust German engineering and a relatively simple flat-four boxer engine meant that 356s were often quite reliable….. While early cars started with displacements as small as 1.1 liters, by 1964, the 356 was in its final 'C' iteration and engine capacity had been increased to 1.6-liters…. Indeed, the new 911 was about to be released and the C-series cars represented the final bow for the 356 model line.”
Offered here is an exemplary 1964 356C Coupe, as suited to a collector's garage as it is to delivering satisfying drives out on the twisties. The more than 50 year-old car's been driven just a stingy 40,000 miles. From 2012-2014, it underwent a comprehensive restoration executed to a very high standard and commissioned by a long-time Porsche enthusiast and collector. The car is fully road-worthy. A binder documenting every expense incurred in its restoration, and including many photographs of the painstaking process, accompanies the car. Some restoration highlights:
- The 1600cc flat-four has covered fewer than 500 miles since a full rebuild by Morris Brothers Motorsports in Salt Lake City, Utah.
- Most of the factory suspension components were restored rather than replaced, and the steering is tight and suspension sharp.
- Bodywork was completed by Jeremy McClure of Twin Falls, Idaho and consisted of installing new floors and a bare-metal repaint in the original Signal Red.
- The restored black interior includes professionally reupholstered seats with no obvious wear.
- Carpets, rubber floor mats, dash cover, and back parcel panel are all new, while door panels are refurbished originals.
- All interior/dash lights, controls, and accessories function as intended, including the clock and original Becker radio.
Every historic Porsche enthusiast's top two priorities in evaluating a particular car are “authenticity” and “condition.” This Signal Red 356C Coupe delivers strongly on both accounts, as the more than 160 photographs on our website, GarageKeptMotors, show convincingly. That said, we invite prospective purchasers and their representatives or inspectors to visit us in person for a close-up look. Further details related to the car's fully number-matching authenticity and lineage include:
- Door tags confirm chassis #128897 as a 356 (C) coupe constructed by Reutter Body Werks in 1964, and delivered in Signal Red (6407).
- Chassis tag shown adds the engine specification as Typ 356C 1600.
- Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, including production details including specifying its engine-stamping number 731449.
British automotive reviewer, James Taylor, summed up his recent drive in a period 356C Coupe with this: “The more time you spend in a 356 and tune yourself into it, the more you fall under its spell.”
Classic Porsche enthusiasts know exactly what he meant, but if you haven't yet experienced that “356 spell,” stop by Garage Kept Motors and get up-close with this beautiful automobile. Be sure to check out all the photos and video on our main website: Garage Kept Motors. Call if interested or e-mail with any questions. Thank you for looking.