1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe


1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe

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 Coupe

In Detail

submitted byOfficial Galleries
typeSeries Production Car
production years1964 – 1965
built atStutgart, Germany
engineFlat-4
positionRear, Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainPushrod OHV, Two Valves per Cyl
fuel feed2 Zenith 32 NDIX Caburettors
displacement1582 cc / 96.54 in³
bore82.5 mm / 3.2 in
stroke74 mm / 2.9 in
power64.1 kw / 60 bhp
specific output37.93 bhp per litre
body / frameUnitary Steel Monocoque
driven wheelsRWD
wheel typeSteel Discs
front tires165 SR-15 Sport
rear tires165 SR-15 Sport
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
front wheelsF 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
rear wheelsR 38.1 x 11.4 cm / 15 x 4.5 in
f suspensionSwing Arms w/Torsion Bars, Adj Anti-Roll Bar, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
r suspensionHalf Axles w/Radius Arms, Torsion Bars, Anti-Roll Bar, Hydraulic Shock Absorbers
transmission741/0A 4-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.091:1, 1.765:1, 1.130:1, 0.815:1
final drive4.428:1
fuel capacity52 litres or 13.73 gal.

Auction Sales History

1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe

1965 Porsche 356C Coupe 131063 – sold for $110,000 Highly Desirable Disc Brake, Late-Production Example. The Ultimate Expression of Porsche’s Venerable 356 Series. Comprehensive and Documented Restoration Completed in 2013. Outstanding Factory Color Combination. Accompanied by Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
Auction Source: The 2015 Amelia Island Auction by Gooding & Company

1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe

1964 Porsche 356C 1600SC Coupé 131626 – sold for €55,200. This Porsche 356C 1600SC Coupé was sold new in the USA and in 1975 belonged to a Mr Ray Jay Wall in California (Certificate of Title on file). Mr Wall kept the Porsche for some 20-plus years prior to its exportation in 1997 to Belgium, where it was owned by Mr Nicolas Leune from 2002 until 2004. The current owner’s late father bought the car from Nicolas Leune and had it completely restored and mildly race prepared at that time. During the restoration the car was repainted in the original ‘Rubinred’ colour and fitted with a professionally made roll cage. The interior carpeting was stripped out and other weight-saving measures adopted, including deleting the rear seats, removing the bumpers, and replacing the side windows with Plexiglas. Two bucket-type sports seats were installed together with 4-point safety belts, and the dashboard upgraded with additional instruments, a Tripmaster and a chronometer. Overhauled and said to be in very good condition, the engine has been fitted with an additional oil cooler and tubular exhaust headers for improved performance. Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais

1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe
1963 Porsche 356 SC coupé 215888 – sold for €89,400. Underneath the layers of dust, this car is presented in a rare condition. To begin with, the chassis number corresponds to a Karmann coupé built in 1963. Then, the engine is the 95 bhp SC version dating from the same year. Finally, the colour code plaque has the number 6403, corresponding to “Emailblau”, the mid-blue colour that appears on the car. Furthermore, it has red upholstery, which was the colour, in addition to black, available with this particular blue. The seats are incredibly well preserved, with an exceptional patina. The carpets need replacing but the dashboard is correct, and the odometer reads 86 806 km. Auction Source: The Baillon Collection at Rétromobile

1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe
1964 Porsche 356 C 1600 SC ‘Sunroof’ Coupe 128987 – sold for $159,500 Rare Sunroof Coupe in the ultimate specification. A beautifully restored California car. Thrilling to drive; matching-numbers example. Auction Source: Arizona 2015 by RM Auctions
1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe
1964 Porsche 356SC Coupe 127119 – sold for $66,000 Last revision for 356 was the SC which featured disc brakes all-around and most powerful pushrod engine Porsche ever produced. Complete with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (in car). The right car, the right color, the right authenticity, and the right investment. Auction Source: Monterey 2014 by Mecum Auctions
1964→1965 Porsche 356C/1600 Coupe

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe – did not sell for $65,000. Matching numbers car. 56,500 miles. Chassis No. 318379, Engine No. 713662. Complete rust free original floors and rockers. The paint is nearly showroom condition. All gaps are nearly perfect. Doors, hood and lid have been taken off the car, stripped down to bare metal, prepared, repainted in Black and finished with 3 layers of clear coat. Complete new Red seats and new rear seat. Original Porsche square weave Red German carpets. New door panels, repainted dashboard in Black. Original 6 volt system, 4-wheel disc brakes. Solid clutch, brakes and gearbox. Karmann body, good chrome. All glass is original and undamaged. Chrome wheels, spare tire, leather belt, original jack. Porsche Certificate of Authenticity included. Auction Source: The Daytime Auction in Monterey by Mecum