1963 Porsche 356Super C Cabriolet, the most powerful version with 95 horsepower
AutomobiltypCabriolet / Roadster
Anzahl der Türen2
Zahl der Sitze2
Leistung95 BHP / 97 PS / 71 kW
- Matching Numbers according to Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
- The most developed version of the 356 series
- Very fast and responsive
- Attractive colour scheme
- SC stands for “Super C model,” it was the most powerful version with 95 horsepower
- The 356, designed to be robust and high-quality, was one of Ferdinand Porsche’s great successes. It was the first in a long line of fabulous cars that are appreciated more than ever today
- The most thoroughly developed, practical and reliable 356 ever made and, like all good Porsches, they remain eminently useable classics today
Although Ferdinand Porsche had established his automotive design consultancy in the early 1930s, his name would not appear on a car until 1949. When it did, it graced one of the all-time great sports cars: the Porsche 356.
Having commenced manufacture with a short run of aluminium-bodied cars built at Gmünd, Porsche began volume production of the steel-bodied 356 coupe at its old base in Stuttgart.
Constant development saw the 356’s engine enlarged first to 1.3 and then to 1.5 litres; the original split windscreen replaced by a one-piece; and a Porsche synchromesh gearbox was later adopted.
With the new 911 just over the horizon, Porsche released the final incarnation of the 356 in July 1963 and the arrival of the 356C saw Dr Ferdinand Porsche’s design mature into a sophisticated and civilized sports car.
Changes were largely confined to technical improvements, most notably the adoption of ATE disc brakes all round, along with 15-inch rims and beefed up synchros on the four-speed gearbox.
The handling was further refined with the adoption of a thicker front anti-roll bar and softer torsion bars at the rear, while the steering box was a new ZF item.
Production of the Porsche 356 C was split between body-makers Reutter, located next to Porsche Zuffenhausen, and karosserie Karmann in Osnabrück.
The C series was the final iteration of the 356 and would be built well into 1965.
The top-of-the-line SC became Porsche’s most powerful OHV model, surpassed only by the four-cam Carrera 2.
The 356C was sold with two pushrod motors: the 75 horsepower ‘C’ or the 95 horsepower ‘SC’ .
SC stands for “Super C model,” and it was the most powerful basic design for 356s in the previous two years. A slightly stronger engine and disc brakes.
Contemporary road tests praised the 356C’s superb engineering, refinement and handling – noted writer Ken Purdy stated that the Porsche “… delivers more sheer sensual pleasure than anything else on wheels” while Car & Driver said “there’s nothing like it at any price.”
The 356C remained in production alongside the new 911 for several months, the final example rolling off the production line on April 28, 1965 – bringing an important chapter in Zuffenhausen’s history to a close.
As the last of the line, the 356C was the most thoroughly developed, practical and reliable 356 ever made and, like all good Porsches, they remain eminently useable classic today.
ABOUT THIS SPECIFIC EXAMPLE
According to the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity which comes with the Porsche, This Porsche 356SC was completed on the 14th. Of August 1963.
The factory built records show that this 356SC was delivered in Slate Grey paint with a red leather interior. The car was equipped with several options like a Blaupunkt Stuttgart radio with two Loud Speakers and an antenna, 1 exterior Rear View Mirror and 2 seat belts.
The former Belgian owner purchased the car in 2014 from a Porsche oldtimer company that had imported the car from the United States.
The car has undergone an older restoration and displays today as a very nice driver. The car is in a very nice condition throughout
Due to the fact that this SC version is the most thoroughly developed 356 the car is the most practical and reliable 356 with several upgrades such as the 4 disc brakes.
The bodywork of the Porsche is in a very good condition with very nice shut lines and panel gaps all around the car.
Likewise, the finish of the Grey metallic paint is very nice with some very minor imperfections due to the usage of the car.
The hood closes tightly and fits very well to the body.
The quality of the chrome and brightwork is very nice.
The gaskets around the mirrors and light lenses look sound, and all the glass is in good condition.
The Red leather interior is also in a beautiful condition and the color fits the exterior very well.
The interior is very nicely restored and show some very small signs of careful use.
The interior is restored with period correct materials resulting in a beautiful atmosphere if the car is driven.
The interior is very fresh and presents very well.
We had the pleasure of driving this beautiful Porsche for a while and we were mightily impressed by its performance.
The engine is very torquey and responsive and the road holding, suspension, and steering are a true pleasure. The upgrade on the C version with disc brakes is a very welcome upgrade. It makes this Porsche an even better handling car as it’s predecessors.
The clutch and gearbox perform very well.
This Porsche is performing as strongly as you would hope for from the ultimate non-Carrera incarnation of the marque’s first production car.
The 356, designed to be robust and high-quality, was one of Ferdinand Porsche’s great successes. It was the first in a long line of fabulous cars that are appreciated more than ever today.
The 356 C is one of the most affordable 356 variants, offering tremendous value for money compared with other Porsche models.
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