1964 Porsche 356
Year of manufacture1964
1964 Porsche 356C
Designer: Erwin Komenda
Estimate: $38,000 to $45,000
Chassis Number: 218123
Decoded: 2=356C, 18123=Serial Number.
Engine: 1.6L, 75 bhp Pushrod Flat-Four Engine
Four-Speed Manual Transmission
Four-Wheel Disk Brakes
Mileage: 8,026 Miles Showing
*Certificate of Authenticity
*Restore or Drive with Character
The Model – The 356 was the car that launched Porsche’s reputation. When “Ferry” Porsche went to the drawing board he said “If you have enough power in a small car it is nicer to drive than an overpowered large car.” The 356 earned a reputation for racing performance and the legendary build quality ensured that the 356 was an enduring success. When Porsche introduced the 356, its lines were a perfect blend of style and beauty that also delivered superior aerodynamics and remain timeless to this day. As Porsche continued to improve the performance of the diminutive 356, the lines remained with little change, even with the advent of the fourth generation 356C. Those improvements culminated in the outstanding 356C that offered four-wheel disk brakes and the 75 bhp engine as standard equipment.
The Car – Look past the color and the warts to find the prince. What you’ll find is a genuine matching-numbers 356C with the Certificate of Authenticity to prove it. This car started out in the Boston area and has been in single ownership since the 1970s. The original drive train is all there and still runs well. The factory Zenith carburetors are not on the car but come with it. It still retains its original early service records. Some spares, books, radio instructions and records come with the sale. This car was the subject of a basic restoration in the distant past. Today this 356C is an excellent restoration candidate due to its matching numbers and completeness. Don’t miss this opportunity to get started on a 356C today.