1965 Porsche 356C Coupe
This 1965 Porsche 356C is a Karmann-built coupe that resided in California until the late 1990’s when it was moved to New York. Powered by it’s rebuilt numbers-matching 1.6 liter engine mated to a four-speed manual transaxle. Equipment includes black powdercoated 15″ x 6″ Fuchs style wheels plus extra set of chrome 15” steel wheels, four-wheel disc brakes, a Momo steering wheel plus the original steering wheel. The most recent service consisted of a valve adjustment, timing adjustment, oil and filter service, brake fluid flush and adjusting the dual Weber carburetors. This 356C is now offered with handwritten service logbook, Certificate of Authenticity and a clean title.
Paint and Body
Originally finished in Ruby Red (6402), the body was resprayed in the current dark grey primer for that “rat rod” look. A great car to either restore back to original color or convert to a full outlaw look. The body metal appears to be all original with the exception of a small patch in the passenger footwell. Some rust is visible just below the battery, but a new battery box panel and tow hook are included. Hood and engine lid are stamped with the correct 73. Equipment includes correct Ruby Red bumpers with chrome bumperettes, a fender-mounted antenna, a fender-mounted Raydot aluminum mirror, headlight grilles, twin engine cover grilles, and rear reflectors.
The seats are upholstered in black leatherette, interior side panels and rear panel are covered in their original black leatherette, some of the original carpet is installed and the original Ruby Red painted dash is topped with a black vinyl pad. Equipment includes an analog clock, and a locking glove box. The Momo steering wheel frames green-letter VDO instrumentation including a 120-mph speedometer, a tachometer with a 6k-rpm redline, and a combination gauge. All gauges were professionally restored by North Hollywood Speedometer. Approximately 3600 miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, which reflects the mileage driven since the engine rebuild was completed.
Wheels and Brakes
Black powdercoated 15″ x 6″ Fuchs styel wheels wear Porsche-crest caps and are mounted with 195/60 tires. An extra set of correct 15″ x 4.5″ steel wheels are included. New Koni Classic shocks are fitted, and braking is handled by four-wheel discs. A brake fluid service was completed in June 2022.
The original 1.6L 616/15 flat-four is equipped with dual Weber carburetors and was fully rebuilt only 3600 miles ago by East End Imports in Bohemia, NY. Per the prior owner, the engine rebuild included installation of Super 90 cylinder heads rebuilt by Vic Skirmants, a Neutek camshaft, 86mm big bore pistons, aluminum oil cooler, and a full flow oil filter adapter system from Precision Matters. Engine case and crankshaft were also machined during the rebuild. The most recent service in June 2022 consisted of performing a valve adjustment, and adjusting the carburetors. We have driven the car approximately 200 miles and can confirm the engine runs strong.
The case stamping P*714743* matches the engine number on the Certificate of Authenticity (COA) provided in the gallery. All three case pieces are numbers matching. Power is sent to the rear wheels through the original numbers matching four-speed type 741 transmission. The transaxle case stamping 81367 also matches the transmission number on the COA. Additional photos of the underside are provided in the photo gallery.
Documenation includes an owners manual, Certificate of Authenticity and a hand written notebook from prior owner.