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Classic Irish Green with Brown leather
1720cc, SC camshaft, Solex carburetors, 12 volt upgrade
6 x 15-inch steel wheels with 195/65 R15 Pirelli P6000 tires
Lowered suspension, Koni shocks
The final iteration of the 356
1964 marked the release of the final iteration of the 356 with the
deliverance of the 356C. This update in the 356 now sported disk
brakes all around, as well as optional SC specifications. The 356C
was manufactured starting in July 1963 and ending in September
1965. By the time the 356C debuted in 1963, the 356 had undergone
numerous updates and enhancements over the years and had nearly
done away with what remained of its humble Volkswagen beginnings.
The 356C is unquestionably the best and most complete design to
This 356C belonged to a dedicated 356 enthusiast who had owned the
vehicle for nearly 55 years. He was the 3rd owner, who had just
begun his journey as a devoted PCA member after purchasing the car
in March 1967 for $2,750. Over his initial decade of ownership, the
vehicle was a daily driver until he decided to garage the car for
almost 20 years before giving it the restoration it deserved.
In 1999, this 356C began the process of a ground-up restoration
spanning over three years by the late noted restorer, Gary Kempton.
During this intricate restoration, a number of areas were
addressed, including but not limited to bodywork, paint, chrome,
interior, engine, transmission, suspension, and a 6v to 12v
conversion. Midway through the process, it was decided that this
356C would receive notable upgrades, specifically a 1720cc big bore
kit, SC camshafts, Solex carburetors, Koni shocks, 6-inch wheels
wrapped in 195/65 R15 Pirelli P6000 tires, bespoke leather-wrapped
steering wheel, and a beautiful-sounding Leistritz muffler. After
receiving his vehicle in 2002, he enjoyed this 356C for almost two
decades before selling it to its most recent owner in 2021.
Upon arrival at Canepa, every collector car for sale is put through
an extensive and diligent process called the "Canepa Difference."
This includes a major and comprehensive mechanical inspection where
all systems are checked, serviced, and restored as needed. They
also receive an award-winning concours-level detailing, including a
thorough cleaning of each and every surface.
Extensive road testing and final adjustments were made to the 356C
to constitute an engaging driving experience. What followed was a
concours level detail (over 100 hours), including hand cleaning
every area of the engine, transmission, chassis, engine bay,
underbody etc., complete with careful detailing of every corner of
the front trunk, interior, and exterior finishes and trim.
This is your opportunity to own an example of the final iteration
of the 356, updated in subtle outlaw improvements to create a fun
driving excitement every day.