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

Vehicle Description

1965 Porsche 356C T6 Coupe

o VIN 220255
o Engine No. 716276
o Transmission No. 79102
o Completed on October 2, 1964

The 356C is the most sought-after of the final iteration of the 356, equipped with four-wheel disc brakes and the best shifting manual 4-speed transmission Type 741. Originally finished in Light Ivory (6404) over Black leatherette upholstery, the first owner was Mr. Wendell from New York, New York.

The paintwork is very nice with very good gaps and panel fit. No options were listed on the Porsche Kardex however it does have the optional aluminum side body molding. New rubber seals have been recently installed and brightwork is in original condition. The upholstery is in very good condition with charcoal German square weave carpets, leatherette front seats, a VDM steering wheel with a deluxe horn ring, and VDO instrumentation. The undercarriage is original and exceptionally straight with no signs of rust. The 4.5" x 15" chrome wheels are fitted to Nexen SB-802 tires.

Mechanically powered by a period correct 1600cc flat-four engine (case 616/40) producing 75 plus horsepower and 4-speed manual transmission (Type 741) with four-wheel disc brakes. Complete with Porsche Kardex, spare tire, and owner's manual. An excellent opportunity to acquire a 356C Coupe that is a terrific daily driver!

Specification
• 75 horsepower
• 1,582cc OHV air-cooled horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine
• Dual 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
• Four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes

History
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. However, when the T6 got disc brakes in 1964, with no other visible alterations, they called it the model C, or the SC when it had the optional extra powerful engine. The last revision of the 356 was the 356C introduced for the 1964 model year. It featured disc brakes all around, as well as an option for the most powerful pushrod engine Porsche, had ever produced; the 95-horsepower "SC"

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Porsche 356C
  • Listing ID: CC-1639529
  • Price: $84,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:356C
  • Exterior Color:Ruby Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:41056
  • Stock Number:Po4218
  • VIN:220255
Listed By:
European Collectibles
1665 Babcock Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

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