For Sale: 1965 Porsche 356C in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe

VIN 221527
Engine number 716832 - Matching
Transmission number 85054 - Matching
Completed - January 7, 1965

Originally delivered in Light Ivory with a Black Leatherette interior from the Porsche factory. Matching numbers per Certificate of Authenticity. Sold to past owner April 2015 who has shown this 356 in the Pacific Northwest over the past 5 years. Paul Risinger completed the restoration over 10 years from 2005 to 2014. During the restoration, everything was addressed including engine, transmission, brakes, suspension, paint, chrome, rubber and interior. Solid California 356 with rust-free floor pans & battery box, fully detailed to show condition.

2ndin Class - May 23, 2015, Concours d'Elegance Porsche Club of America Pacific North West Division

1stin Class - May 22, 2016, Concours d'Elegance Porsche Club of America Pacific North West Division.

2ndin Class - September 9, 2018, Concours d'Elegance Porsche Club of America Pacific North West Division.

2ndin Class Concours - 2019, Whistler Concours - Canada West - Pacific Northwest

Options include Blaupunkt Frankfurt AM/FM Radio, two loudspeakers, antenna, ventilated chrome wheels. Complete with tools, jack, owner manual, and Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche confirming matching numbers. Truly one of the BEST 356 C Coupes that you will find. Everything has been done, finished in a beautiful color combination. Truly a dream to drive!

The 356C holds a special place in Porsche history, not only as a sales success but also as an icon of one of the BEST 356's to drive, a classic automotive design. Motoring enthusiasts new to the classic car world are well served to acquire a "blue chip" Porsche such as this.

1,582 cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, outputting 75HP, with dual 32 Zenith carburetors, four-speed manual 741 transmission, independent front suspension with laminated torsion bars, parallel trailing arms, and tubular shock absorbers, independent rear swing axles with torsion bars and tubular shock absorbers, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. The 356 C is truly one of the BEST 356s to drive.

The 356 was a lightweight and nimble-handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2-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. However, when the T6 got disc brakes in 1964, with no other visible alterations, they called it the model C, or the SC. The last revision of the 356 was the 356C introduced for the 1964 & 1965 model year. It featured disc brakes all round and a more powerful 75 horsepower engine as a standard.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1329587
  • Price:$119,950
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356C
  • Exterior Color:Light Ivory
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:55249
  • Stock Number:Po3853
  • VIN:221527

Interested In Other Items?