1964 Porsche 356C Coupe
• VIN 219041
• Completed June 30, 1964
Competition Motors in Culver City, California, delivered this 356
on August 29, 1964, to James T Archibald from Dublin, California.
For the past 18 years, single-family ownership finished in Ruby Red
(6402) over black leatherette interior. The paintwork, brightwork,
and glass are all in excellent condition. The interior has been
upholstered in the correct German vinyl with a Les Leston wooden
steering wheel, AM/FM Blaupunkt radio, and VDO instrumentation.
The earliest known history of this vehicle begins in 2004 when
European Collectibles sold this 356 to the current owner. At the
time of the sale, the owner elected to have European Collectibles
upholster the front seats, rear seats, door panels, rear panels,
installed 3-point retractable seat belts, and performed a complete
undercarriage detail. After taking delivery of the vehicle, it was
shipped to the dry state of New Mexico for almost 2 decades. The
356C received regular services from several independent service
centers to keep the vehicle in excellent mechanical condition.
StarTech Motorcars and Performance Motor Car Investments serviced
the vehicle from 2004 to 2013. According to the current owner,
Vanil Racing in Cedar Crest, New Mexico, serviced the 356 from 2014
to 2021. A top-end engine rebuild was performed in 2016, a carb
rebuild was done in 2018, and the most recent service was in late
2021 including a valve adjustment and service.
Mechanically powered by a period-correct 1600cc flat-four engine
(type 616/15) producing 75hp paired to a 4-speed manual
transmission (type 741/2C) and a four-wheel disc braking system.
This 356 runs excellent with plenty of power and smooth shifting
transmission. Complete with services records, spare tire, and jack.
An excellent opportunity to acquire a very well sorted and
maintained 356C Coupe.
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 motorsport's success and
popularity. The last revision of the 356 was the 356C introduced in
September of 1963 for the 1964 model year. It featured disc brakes
all around with a 75-horsepower engine.