For Sale: 1965 Porsche 356 in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Vehicle Description

1965 Porsche 356C - Real Deal 356 - Professional, Frame Off Restoration by Euro Autowerks - Porsche Certificate of Authenticity - Polo Green Over Tan Interior - 1600cc 4 Cylinder - 4 Speed Manual Transmission - Collector Grade Example (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1965 Porsche 356C on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of the car due to third-party website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 150 photographs, as well as a short start-up and walk-around video, please go to our main website: Garage Kept Motors.) Last of the Originals: The Porsche 356C �€" Hemmings Buyer's Guide, September 2010 The Hemmings writer, Jim Donnelly, aptly described these very special Porsches: Immortal. A rolling altar at the midst of any automotive collection, a redefinition of the term ''sports car'' that wears Stuttgart's black, red and yellow shield. It's an automobile that's the absolute, unwavering success of uniqueness and unbreakable function. This is a historic Porsche, revered, reliable and absolutely recession-proof as an investment. And we're not talking about a 911 here. The 356C, assembled and sold between 1963 and 1965, is the last, best old-school Porsche, clearly evolved from Volkswagen roots, with a quartet of horizontally positioned cylinders cooled by the rush of air. When you view a 356C against the Ould Sod orthodoxy of Sixties sports cars, it comes across at once as an arrogant bird-flip of design. ... any iteration of a 356 represents clear benchmarks in Porsche's unfolding into its unmistakable take on sportive driving. The 356C accounts for a very long stride in that journey. It can be persuasively claimed that in the 356C, Porsche left its Volkswagen roots behind, irretrievably. The full Hemmings piece is available online here: Offered here is a 1965 Porsche 356C in metallic Polo green over tan, the beneficiary of a full and superb professional restoration by Euro Autowerks. This is a stellar, collector-grade example of the immortal 356. In total, the car has been driven 95,239 miles, or roughly 1,700 miles per-year on average since new, the vast majority of which were recorded prior to the frame-off restoration. Viewed from any angle, the exterior Polo Green Metallic paint is virtually perfect. This beautiful color selection highlights the curvaceous body lines with reflected light and deep color. The effect really is stunning. (To best assess the quality of the paint and trim finishes, please be sure to view the close-up photographs of the car in the accompanying gallery.) The painting process was fully documented in photos included with the car. All exterior chrome trim has been completely renewed and shows as-new: bumper trim and overriders, headlight and indicator-light trim, grille trim, hood trim, windshield trim, side mirror, door handles, lower-body trim, engine-compartment louvers, and taillight (and reflector) trim all shine with virtual perfection. The tan convertible-top boot (snaps included) is pristine, as is the Porsche crest emblem on the hood and the gold Porsche 356C lettering in the rear. The factory-original chromed, 10-slot, steel wheels (with full-color Porsche-crest emblems) are mounted with Yokohama® Avid Ascend tires. As but one evidence of the quality of the restoration work, the photos of the car's rear bumper (with exhaust outlets integrated), teardrop taillights, engine-cover vents, center backup light, and the beautifully curvy rear bodywork capture this triumph of classic-Porsche renewal. The front trunk is clean and complete including the leather hold-down strap for the spare tire. The car's interior has been restored to the same high standard. Tan (parchment) leather covers the perfectly trimmed and mounted door panels and the bucket (and rear jump) seat

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Porsche 356
  • Listing ID: CC-1563953
  • Price: Contact Seller
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356
  • Exterior Color:Polo Green
  • Interior Color:Tan
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:95239
  • Stock Number:21GKM456
  • VIN:161802

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548
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