Guide price: £55000 - £65000.
- Left-hand drive, French-supplied through Sonauto, Paris in 1964
- Recently bare-metal resprayed in its original colour Bali Blue
- Supplied with NOVA reference number and MoT
- Included in the file is a copy of the factory build sheet
At first glance, the 356C, introduced in mid-1963, differed little from the prior 356B since it continued to use the T-6 body type which was introduced in 1962. Porsche, however, brought the 356 concept to its zenith with the 356C, which was available in coupe and cabriolet form. The new 356 also benefited from the addition of Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes as standard, a higher-lift camshaft for the 1600 C engine, new flat-face hubcaps and deeper bucket seats. These seats came courtesy of Porsche's acquisition of Reutter, which included the future Recaro subsidiary. 356 production peaked at 14,151 cars in 1964 which was the first year the new 911 model went on the market. Porsche did, however, continue to sell the 356C in North America through to the end of 1965. In 2004 the US magazine ‘Sports Car International' named the 356C number ten on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s. Today the Porsche 356 is a well-regarded collector's car that has stood the test of time and worldwide, thousands of 356 owners maintain the tradition, preserving their cars and driving them regularly.Presented here is a left-hand drive, 1964 Porsche 356C originally delivered through Paris Porsche dealer Sonauto, and finished in (special order) Bali Blue with a brown ‘Rehbraun’ interior – the colour scheme it wears today. Although its past history file is not present, it has been the recipient of a recent bare metal respray in its original Bali Blue (6412). The chrome trims, brightwork and rubbers all remain in good condition, as does the interior which appears to be original to the car, save for the wood-rim Nardi steering wheel. The manual gearbox is thought to be the original unit, however, the engine is from a period correct 356C and hence is ‘non-matching’. Supplied with a copy of its original factory build sheet, NOVA reference number, and an MoT to enable prospective buyers to register the car in the UK with the DVLA, the 356C was the final evolution of the model and as such is now considered to be highly desirable.