1964 Porsche 356C T6 Coupe
• VIN 218891
• Engine No. 714158 - Matching
• Transmission No. 79923 - Matching
• Completed June 22, 1964
• Imported by Competition Motors - Culver City, California
• One of 4,743 Karmann Coupes produced in 1964
One (1) owner, California black plate 356C Coupe with complete
documentation from new! Matching engine and transmission per
Porsche Kardex. Originally delivered from the factory in Light
Ivory (6404) with Black leatherette upholstery. Optional factory
equipment includes Chrome Plate Wheels, Extended Steering Column,
Compensating Spring, and Cocoa Mats.
The paintwork has been repainted and is in good condition with
excellent gaps and panel fit. The exterior trim, glass, and
brightwork are original. The upholstery has been reupholstered,
with VDO instrumentation, a Porsche radio delete plate, and a VDM
steering wheel. The undercarriage has all original floor pans with
no signs of rust. The 4 �" x 15" Lemmerz chrome wheels are fitted
to Sprint Classic Vredestein 165 HR 15 tires.
A receipt of payment from Ralph Cutright Co. in Santa Monica
records the purchase of the 356C Coupe when it was sold new for
$3,651.00. Delivered new to the first owner Charles H. Parks who
has retained all of the service invoices throughout the 57-year
ownership and it received routine maintenance from Edelweiss in
Torrance, California. On November 8, 2010, Ansite Inc. in Los
Alamitos, California was commissioned to perform the following
work: install a new flywheel seal, pulley seal, and muffler.
Rebuild carburetors with new points, cap, and rotor. Replace the
axle boots, shifter coupler bushings, and adjust the clutch. Most
recently, after the vehicle arrived at European Collectibles, the
vehicle was serviced and was given a extensive detail.
Mechanically, it is powered by the matching 1600cc flat-four engine
(type 616-15) producing 75 horsepower paired with a 4-speed manual
transmission (type 741) with four-wheel disc brakes. Complete with
owner's manual, factory build sheet, and 58 years of service
history. The 356C holds a special place in Porsche history, not
only as a sales success but as an icon of one of the BEST 356s to
The 356 is a lightweight and nimble-handling rear-engine
rear-wheel-drive 2-door sports car available in a 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
and 1965 model year. It featured disc brakes all around and a more
powerful 75 horsepower engine as the standard.