To be OFFERED AT AUCTION at Auctions America’s Fort Lauderdale event, April 1-3, 2016.
Chassis No. 217063
Estimate: $ 80,000 - $ 90,000 US
As the new Porsche 901 was being prepared for the 1963 International Auto Show, Porsche began production of the final year of the 356 model. The 356C replaced the 356B; externally the newly-designed wheels with flat hubcaps were a key recognition feature. The two pushrod-engined versions where named 356C and 356SC; these models were available as a coupe or cabriolet. The heart of the 356SC was a traditional sports car engine with a throaty intake note; it demanded high revolutions for brisk performance and the driver was trusted by the manufacturer to keep it within the proper speed range to maximize the built-in performance edge. The powerplant was heralded in period ads to be a “giant-killer” that had been refined over the years as a compact, air-cooled, easy on fuel and remarkably durable. Made from aluminum and built by hand; with Porsche’s 1964 building plan of producing 50 cars a day, engines could be checked, tested and re-tested for some of the most stringent inspection methods of this timeframe.
Finished in black with a red interior, this restored 1964 Porsche 356SC is driven by a 1,582-cc, 75-hp horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine with a four-speed manual transmission. Along with a clean engine compartment and interior in excellent shape, this 356SC has chromed Porsche wheels, wood-rimmed steering wheel, Blaupunkt AM/FM radio and four-wheel disc brakes. The exhaust is routed through the bumper guards at the rear; a nice visual detail that is in keeping with the rest of this outstanding platform. 1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe