1964 Porsche 356C Coupe - Sky Blue with full red interior - VIN 217578
One owner - numbers matching - fully restored and finished mid-2019 by three Northeast Ohio shops: Across the Pond Restoration, Aircooled Auto, and Sports Car Factory. A perfect example of this style of car and easily a Concours contender.
A one-owner car purchased in Connecticut, eventually moved to Ohio. The one owner enjoyed it until the early 1980s when he acquired a well used 1955 Speedster and stored the 356C until he sold it in mid-2016 when its three year restoration began. Being a one owner car, it was well maintained and in fairly good shape for a "northern" car. Of course, it needed sheet metal work in all the typical places. New metal has been professionally installed in the floor boards, rocker panels, door frames, and lower door skins. Original upper body sheet metal was all fine, as was the hood and trunk metal. The paint was taken down to the metal throughout and fully blasted for a complete refresh. All metal work was finished to the highest standard, focusing on keeping extremely consistent gaps throughout. All VIN stampings are fully intact and legible as are the five date-stamped wheels, matching numbers engine, and transmission. New chrome was added where needed, but original pieces were kept and polished to near factory look wherever possible. Engine, transmission, and suspension parts have been fully rebuilt. This car has been professionally repainted in the original color of Sky Blue. A complete interior has been reupholstered from the seats and carpet to the headliner. All gauges, knobs, glass, etc. have been restored to factory standards and appearance. This car was truly a complete ground-up restoration. Nothing has been left to do except to start it up and drive it home. Driving this 1964 356C home will feel as close to driving a car like this off the showroom floor as you'll ever get.
The 1964 356C also has a wonderful paper trail. The "one" owner has provided the Hoffman paperwork from Germany to the New York City port of entry, the Hoffman import receiver sheet, the Hoffman sales sheet to the dealership (Lee Circle, Inc.) in Milford, Connecticut, and the original invoice to the owner, purchased in February of 1965. Additional paperwork includes the original Owner's Manual (slightly used), the Service Record booklet (used), and a recent Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche.