1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet with (very rare)Removable Hardtop

Price: US $70,000.00 Item location: Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: C Cabriolet with Removable Hardtop
  • Year: 1965
  • Mileage: 36,113
  • VIN: 161610
  • Color: Light Ivory
  • Engine size: 1600 75hp 2X2bbl
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Options: Hardtop, Certificate of Authenticity coming from Porsche, Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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Description:

1965 Porsche 356

1965 PORSCHE 356 1600C CABRIOLET w/HARDTOP
I would like to claim credit for finding this rare Porsche- but in reality it found me. “Oh Lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all have Porsches, I must make amends” my band mate Michelle sang lustily at one of our gigs. It was surprising to the car- world when Janis Joplins' "HISTORY OF THE UNIVERSE" 1964 356CCab sold for $1.7million this past December.
But this is a 1965 356C with the original very rare removable hardtop and BLAPUNKT radio! 1965 was the last year Porsche made the 356 named either for its sequential design production number or named for the office in Gmund. But surprising having been introduced in 1948 this car would be the very first Porsche bearing the Porsche name. The body was designed by Erwin Kommenda. Louise Piech-Dr. Ferdinand Porsche's daughter and Ferry Porsche were to carry the design ideas to their father at the Austrian prison where he landed near the end of WWII.
The original body color is Light Ivory. The black leather seats are still in decent condition. Two soft tops- one original on frame and one newer black soft top cover in box . The hardtop is surprisingly in good condition. Engine is in the car, but needs reassembly. 36,113 miles is showing on odometer?
This classic has roll down windows and who needs AC? Lots of rust and this car needs flooring, but there appears to be no rust through the rear torsion bar tubes!
This is an incredible project car!
Matching numbers verified by Porsche.
VIN # 161610
Transmission #84868
Trans Gear # 124 741/2C
Engine # P*716689
MADE IN GERMANY
Certificate of Authenticity coming from Porsche .
The crankshaft is standard and original -not reground.
It has dual Zenith carburetors.
There are several boxes of parts.
Windshield, partial toolkit, new (NOS) drivers side front fender, mats, spare tire wheel,chrome and rubber moldings,turnsignal/parking light assembly's, exhaust extension, window scissors, speakers with covers, plastic windshield container, fuse box cover, optional camber compensator, new front floor pan and basically the whole car is in boxes .
Car does not run and needs major restoration. Car is being sold AS IS with all misc parts.
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