1964 PORSCHE 356C
This 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe is a restored example that was purchased as a project by the seller six years ago. He acquired the car from the previous owner who had already completed the body and paintwork. Over $15,000 thousand in new parts were stored in boxes and used to finish the restoration. The interior was refurbished, the suspension was upgraded, and a 1,720cc big bore flat-four was built utilizing a 912 case and many performance components. The seller has added 2,830 miles to the car since the work was completed, though only 100 miles have been covered in the last three years.
The repaint in black was completed in the late 1990s, and the car was stored in a garage until the seller purchased it in 2011. The finish is described as better than driver quality, with a scratch on the passenger-side front fender and a small nick on the driver’s front fender being the only noticeable flaws.
The seller added a new front windshield and rear window with fresh rubber seals and installed new glass headlight covers. The car was fitted with new 15″ powder coated Lemmerz wheels with chrome hubcaps that wear Pirelli P7 tires.
Inside, the original red interior was refurbished and changed to black by Autos International Inc. New leather seats and door panels were added along with retractable seat belts, new carpets, and a new headliner.
A black dash and a Les Leston wooden-rimmed steering wheel were installed. All of the VDO gauges were refurbished and recalibrated by North Hollywood Speedometer with a triple oil temp, oil pressure, and fuel gauge on the left side. The 2,830 indicated miles reflect the distance traveled since the restoration was completed.
Upon suggestion, the seller used a 912 case for the performance oriented engine build and sent it to Competition Engineering in California for inspection. A 1,720cc big bore kit with all new valves, guides, springs, and Ti retainers was installed and paired to a stock 356 4-speed manual. The transaxle was opened and inspected, and the cooling fan was balanced. Additional features of the build include the following components:
- New 200mm steel ACT Streetlite flywheel and crankshaft (std/std
- Clutch assembly supplied and balanced by Competition Engineering
- Chromoly pushrods
- Berardelli 6810-19 camshaft (mild high-performance street)
- Alloy oil cooling tower
- Oil bypass mod with Oberg alloy oil filter in rear fender plumbed with stainless AN lines and alloy AN fittings
- 4.7″ velocity stacks with corresponding tall K&N air filters
- Restored Porsche headers/ flapper boxes.
- Dansk new muffler installed
- Rebuilt pedal box with the new throttle and accelerator cable
- New steering damper
- New starter and solenoid
- Rebuilt regulator and generator
- All fasteners either renewed or replaced
The suspension was upgraded with Koni Special Red shocks and a Weltmeister front sway bar, as well as new king pins, bushings, and tie rod ends. All four calipers were rebuilt, and new rotors and stainless steel braided brake lines were installed.
The front cargo area comes with a new powder coated Lemmerz wheel and toolkit. The seller reports that the owner of the 1990s passed away and no documents were transferred to the next owner other than the title and registration. A large file folder full of records and receipts from the restoration process comes with the car.