1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Cabriolet


1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Cabriolet

Porsche updated their 356 into its final incarnation in 1964 with the introduction of the 356C. They used disc brakes all around as well as an optional SC-specification engine that produced 95 bhp.

Engine options for the 356C included the 60-bhp Normal engine, the 75-bhp C engine and the 95-bhp SC engine.

1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Cabriolet 1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Cabriolet 1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Cabriolet

In Detail

submitted by Official Galleries
type Series Production Car
production years 1964 – 1965
built at Stutgart, Germany
engine Flat-4
position Rear, Longitudinal
aspiration Natural
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, Two Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 2 Zenith 32 NDIX Caburettors
displacement 1582 cc / 96.54 in³
bore 82.5 mm / 3.2 in
stroke 74 mm / 2.9 in
power 64.1 kw / 60 bhp
specific output 37.93 bhp per litre
body / frame Unitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheels RWD
wheel type Steel Discs
front tires 165 SR-15 Sport
rear tires 165 SR-15 Sport
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Discs
front wheels F 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
rear wheels R 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
f suspension Swing Arms w/Torsion Bars, Adj Anti-Roll Bar, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
r suspension Half Axles w/Radius Arms, Torsion Bars, Anti-Roll Bar, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
transmission 741/0A 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios 3.091:1, 1.765:1, 1.130:1, 0.815:1
final drive 4.428:1
fuel capacity 52 litres or 13.73 gal.

Auction Sales History

1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Cabriolet

1965 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet 161471 – sold for $242,000 Stated to Retain Its Original Upholstery and Largely Original Paint. Showing Less than 57,000 miles, Believed Original. Comprehensive Overhaul Performed in the 1990s. Includes Numerous Fascinating Details and Documents. A Beautifully Preserved SC from the Final Production Year.
Auction Source: The Scottsdale Auctions 2015 by Gooding & Company