1965 Porsche 356C Coupe

Fair money for a car that can’t be restored economically in today’s market

Porsche is famous for the careful development of its machines, so it is no surprise that the 1965 356C, the last of the 356 series, is a highly sophisticated automobile. By this time, any shortcomings in the design and execution of the 356 had years to be identified, analyzed and eliminated. It has been written that the warranty costs for the 356C/SC models were the lowest ever experienced by Porsche.

The Porsche flat-four was as close to bulletproof as Teutonic determination could make it. Revisions to the rear suspension had long since refined and perfected the handling characteristics, rendering them nearly flawless. Construction had matured until the cars’ fit, finish and function set the standard for which other manufacturers strived.

The production Porsches existed in parallel with their racing counterparts, benefiting from the innovations of racing but pursuing their own course toward meeting and exceeding the expectations of customers.

This 356C Coupe is nicely equipped with chrome wheels, period Blaupunkt radio and Dunlop tires. Its appearance is that of an older restoration with red paint requiring buffing. The tan leather interior shows well along with fully functional gauges and the correct steering wheel. The engine bay and chassis remain clean and all chrome elements are in good condition.

The Porsche 356C is as distinctive today as it was 35 years ago, a refined automobile of impeccable taste and of the highest quality, designed to do its job with timeless style and efficiency.

Jim Schrager

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Jim wrote for the 356 Registry and SCM for over a decade, was a Contributing Editor for Porsche Panorama (the magazine of the Porsche Club of America), and wrote for Excellence and the Porsche Market Letter. He has written two popular books on vintage Porsches: Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Porsche 356; and Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Early Porsche 911. He owns about 20 vintage Porsches, which he attempts to keep on the road through all kinds of weather. He is a clinical professor at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, where he teaches a popular course on strategy. He actively races his family’s 41-foot sailboat with his two boys on Lake Michigan.

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