This is a beautiful 1964 Porsche 356 C for sale in Minneapolis MN. The car is finished in Champagne Yellow, the original color for the car. The dash face is still in original paint. The interior is refinished in beautiful tan leather. The original engine was rebuilt 2,000 miles ago, and the car has 113,400 miles original miles on it since new. The 1964 Porsche 356 C for sale here runs and drives so well the current owner says he wouldn’t hesitate to drive it on a cross-country tour.
We get our hands on a few very nice classic Porsche from time to time and this one is a true treasure. This 356 C was purchased in California six years ago. The car had been sitting covered for several years prior to purchase, and it was still in original paint. The interior had dried out from the California sun, and the tops of the fenders actually had the paint baked off from the heat. The body was nice and straight though, and the original paint proved the car had not been in an accident ever in its life.
The car was purchased from Porsche Club of America’s Skip Shirley. Skip recommended a painter in California to get the body up to snuff (the same painter that did Skip’s concourse Porsche Speedster). The car was painted with a color matched from the original Champagne yellow dash face.
While the body was getting its new coat of paint, Thomas Pocius of San Diego, CA restored the interior. Mr. Pocius had worked for Autos International for many years. Autos International is THE place to go for Porsche 356 interior restoration. The interior looks as good as any car you would see featured in a magazine or Porsche book. The original black vinyl was replaced in favor of tan leather. Coco mats cover original style rubber floor mats. The original radio is still in the dash. The antenna is not connected but the radio does turn on. The shifter has the optional shift lock out with key. As mentioned already the dash is in original paint and it looks good. The entire interior has been freshened up from headliner to carpet, and the new leather almost gives the car a new car smell.
The seller is a long-time Porsche 356 enthusiast and he has rebuilt many Porsche engines over the years. He pulled the original engine (# P*711122*) and rebuilt it using Aluminum forged pistons, factory cast iron barrels, and an SC counter balanced crank. The engine has a 9.25 compression ratio. While the engine was being rebuilt, the seller was still able to enjoy the car with a spare 356 engine that he had also rebuilt. (As a side note, I am buying that spare engine for my own ’63 Porsche 356 T6 restoration.). Once the original engine was finished, the newly detailed motor was returned to its rightful place back in this ’64 C. Being a true enthusiast, the attention to detail on the motor is impeccable. All original stickers have been applied to their appropriate places, and the engine looks and runs like it is factory fresh. There are about 2,000 miles on the rebuilt engine.
As nice as this car looks, the true place where this car shines (no pun intended) is in how well it runs. The rebuilt motor is fed by the original Zenith carburetors.
Koni shocks were fitted all the way around for a smooth driving experience. The 5 ½ inch chrome wheels are fitted with Bridgestones and decorated with early 356 C caps (a rare, relatively short production run hub cap with no Porsche logo on them).
You can hear how well the car accelerates in the many videos of this 356 C in action below. Look through the two pages in the Close-up Photo Gallery to better inspect this car, and feel free to call with any questions. Thank you for checking out this classic 1964 Porsche 356 C for sale! –John Snell
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