1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe - Outlaw
Four (4) owners, originally purchased new from Manhattan Auto Inc.
in Bethesda Maryland on September 5, 1964 by USAF Captain Lawrence
D. Smith. Smith was living in Ohio and soon moved moved to
Colorado. Captain Smith enjoyed the car and kept meticulous records
from day one. Every fuel stop, light bulb, oil change, etc was
recorded in his logbook. On April 19, 1979 the Porsche was sold to
Gary Wilson of Nederlands, Colorado who soon after moved to
California. Gary kept all documents and the 356 was sold with
96,800 original mileage. The third owner was Michael Locke
purchased May 24, 2014 and the fourth owner purchased November 21,
2016 until present.
Originally this 356 SC Coupe was delivered in Ruby Red - 6402 from
the factory and at one point the Captain Smith painted it Togo
Brown - 6411. When sold to the third owner, the paint had a nicely
patina without any major rust. The floor pans were solid and well
preserved, being in California for several decades. It is rare to
find such a nice solid Porsche 356 with fantastic history.
The third owner started the restoration and stripped the body to
bare metal, with all glass out, and the wiring harness removed. An
OUTLAW 356 was set up with steel modifications including: removal
of bumper openings, upper and lower horn grill openings, exhaust
openings, deco moldings. The body was then painted Anthracite Grey
The fourth owner took over the 356 project that was not yet
completed and preformed the following work.
All new rubber components supplied by International Mercantile.
Brake system: new hard and rubber brake lines, dual circuit master
cylinder and brake reservoir, new rotors, calipers re-plated by PMB
Performance and rebuilt using ATE components and new brake
Suspension All new rubber components, four (4) new Koni adjustable
shocks, link & king pin assemblies rebuilt, new wheel bearings, new
steering dampener, all components stripped and repainted.
Transmission matching number was rebuilt by Rancho Transaxles,
Anaheim CA with new transmission mounts and Willhoit short shift
Fuel System Fuel cock rebuilt, Fuel tank cleaned and repainted, New
filler neck seals, New rubber lines, New Fuel sender, Carburetors
rebuilt, New fuel filters, Fuel pump rebuilt, Installed auxiliary
electric fuel pump (with momentary switch).
Motor had good compression and was cleaned, oil and oil filter
changed, valve adjustment , new distributor cap, rotor, spark plug
wires, spark plugs, new gaskets and Hi Torque starter
Electrical New wiring harness (sourced from Germany), New fuse box,
New relays, Converted to 12V - Original generator rewound for 12
volt, Horns - cleaned and relabeled (still 6V - very loud), Marchal
driving lights installed on custom brackets that mount to original
bumper mounts. Front turn signals are incorporated into driving
lights using LEDs and relays. The relays shutdown particular
driving light when turn lights are on so LEDs can be seen.
Gauges Cleaned, Inspected or rebuilt by Palo Alto Speedometer,
Auxiliary oil pressure and ammeter gauges (installed by original
owner), New quartz clock
Interior New headliner, New sunvisors, Rebuilt key locks - door,
ignition, glove box and shifter lock (installed but not functional
with short shift kit). Seats - GTS Classics R seats (with custom
speedster foam). All interior redone by K&H European, custom
red and black leather with German oatmeal square weave carpet, 911
R front floor mats (same material), Custom toe boards in aluminum,
Window regulators and door seals rebuilt.
Rims and Tires Porsche 944 spares, deflate holes welded and rims
polished, Dunlop SP Sport 5000 Tire P195/65R15 89H
Over $45,000 in receipts, along with in-process restoration photos,
complete with a history, original service book, owners manual. All
matching numbers per Kardex from the Porsche factory, she runs and
drives as a 356 SC should. A rare opportunity to find the perfect
356 SC Outlaw that is beautifully finished with attention to detail
and is sorted.