The Porsche 356 was Porsche's first production automobile. The 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling, rear-engine, rear-wheel drive, two-door sports car available in hardtop Coupe and open configurations. Engineering innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmund, Austria where approximately 50 cars were built. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965 - well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn debut in 1963.
This matching-numbers 1964 Porsche body by Reutter 356 2dr 356C/1600 Cabriolet is the ultimate example of Porsche's open-bodied 356s. More horsepower, a better refined transmission, and increased stopping power on disc brakes are some of the innovations over the Speedster & Roadster that make the Cabriolet more functional and pleasurable to drive and enjoy in the real-world.
Recently undergone a 2-year full restoration this gorgeous Cabriolet is a time-capsule of the era it was produced. Leaving the factory on 03/02/1964 you could see why such a sports car would be all the rave - rare original color combination of 6403 Sky Blue exterior matched beautifully with a Red Leather interior was sure to turn even the stiffest of necks! This 1 of only 1,420 Cabriolets in 1964 is equipped with engine # 712694 and transmission # 76418 [741/2C] per the original factory Certificate of Authenticity. Sporting a low 318 miles this Cabriolet is ready to put the top down for a weekend jaunt or roll on over to the local shows. Exhibited at Greenwich Concours and PCA shows it is easy to see why this car would be people's choice!
This Cabriolet is equipped with a handful of rare accessories including the desirable Blaupunkt radio, two front speakers, two-piece CoCo mats, red-tipped Hirschmann antenna and wooden steering wheel. Also included is a spare tire, original tool kit and original jack assembly. With all of these words said they still do not do this car justice, take a look at the pictures accompanying & bask in the impeccability of a fully restored, numbers-matching 356C Cabriolet!
This vehicle is being sold as is, where is with no warranty, expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description, authenticity, genuineness, or defects herein, and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness, imperfection, defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle, and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgment solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle.
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