This is one of the most iconic cars ever produced, and this 1964 Porsche 356SC represents it all in the best ways. With a nice mixture or restoration and preservation, and all the upgrades that came from the final generation of this legendary line, this coupe captures the true essence of the original Porsche.
When you want a 356, this really hits the top end of desirability. It's the final C series, which incorporates everything learned over the production run. This example was given .....
a comprehensive restoration by the known experts at Jack Lewis Enterprises in 2005. You can see the difference in the details, like the correct headlight lenses and quality clear glass. There has even been a respray of the correct Light Ivory paint in 2015. So there's a nice gloss on this coupe when you take it out for a sunny day drive. The reason why the 356 was able to be a true hallmark car is because it established Porsche's reputation for fine engineering. They expected excellence from every piece of sheetmetal, and this example carries that feeling today. The panels have precision gaps; the doors close effortlessly; and the shapely hood has that ideal fit where the sunlight evenly reveals the front end's iconic curves. As you look at all the details - from the mirror-like wheel covers, to the way the exhaust tips run through the rear overriders - this car proves it's a cherished classic. In fact, this is coming off of 45 years of long-term ownership.
The factory-correct black interior provides a timeless color combo. These original Porsches established the company's reputation for a driver's machine, and you get that feeling from the moment you get inside. The classic three-spoke sports steering wheel has an excellent grip. It gives you a clear view to the full luminescent gauge panel with the important tach prominently in the center - a tradition continued on Porsches today. The exterior-matching dash is simple and elegant. As you look around, you'll see some tasteful additions. The front seats have upgraded covers with nice herringbone cloth inserts that provide added texture and style. And while we love the tune of the air-cooled motor, you also now have the choice of upgraded driving music from the retro-style AM/FM digital tuner.
The C-series was the last of the original Porsches. It's often was considered the best, and the engine bay is a large reason why. The 1600cc motor had evolved well beyond the Porsche-engineered Volkswagen engine by this time. In fact, they were well on their way to the 911. This is a genuine SC model, and that means upgraded performance. This particular example has a true C-series 616/15 motor installed, and it has the proper SC twin-throat Solex carburetor arrangement. This is the kind of classic the begs to be driven. So you'll love the control of the four-speed manual transmission, grip of modern Michelin tires, and the advantage of conventional four-wheel disc brakes that was exclusive to the 356 C.
Complete with build receipts and restoration photos, this is a coupe that has spent the greater majority of its life under one owner. You know the kind of care and dedication that takes, so you also know it makes for a proper Porsche. Call now!