1964 Porsche 356 SC Coupe - No Reserve

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Palos Verdes Peninsula, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • SubModel: SC
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Coupe
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 20,000
  • VIN: 215966
  • Color: Dolphin Grey
  • Engine size: 1600 cc
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Transmission: 4 Speed Manual
  • Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!

1964 Porsche 356 SC

This is a California car in its original and rare Dolphin Grey color with original-issue black California plates. I have history on the car back to 1970, when the original owner sold it to James Robins. The car was kept in the California desert town of Palmdale until 1992 when the second owner's nephew inherited it. I purchased it from him in 2007.

I restored the car in 2008 with a focus on details and originality, keeping original parts wherever I could. Original headlight assemblies including original Hella lenses; front and rear turn signals, hood handle, horns, horn and engine grilles, ULO reflectors, steering wheel, horn button, "sorta round" speakers, interior components etc. remain with the car. The car is riding on 5.5" chrome wheels with Pirelli tires, and the full set of original date-matched KPZ painted wheels (with old Continental tires) and original "blank" date-stamped Lemmerz hubcaps are included. Also included are the original toolkit with correct tools (except flathead screwdriver, which is a very good reproduction), and a jack.

Documentation includes the factory original Driver's Manual, Blaupunkt radio paperwork, a title document from 1970, along with a stack of maintenance and restoration receipts accrued under my ownership. A Certificate of Authenticity (COA) from Porsche is also included.

Body: All original panels, floors, longitudinals and closing panels. All panels including hood, engine lid, and doors are numbers matching. This car is super-solid with no rust anywhere. Bottom of doors are beautiful. When Jim and Shane East did a windows-out, bare metal repaint of this car in 2008,they said it was the "cherriest 356 we've ever done". We retained the original paint on the dash, applied correct matching single stage oil-based Glasurit paint to the exterior, and re-sprayed the undercoating. The car now has some very minor chips but presents itself as a nearly-new vehicle. The hood was never kinked and hood, engine compartment lid, and doors all align nicely and close properly. I'm told Shane East now charges $17K for a paint job like this.

Engine: The car has a 912 engine set up to SC configuration and fitted with a third piece from a B motor. It has the correct Solex PII-4 carburetors, overhauled by Larry Markham, and fitted with the correct air cleaners. The engine also has the correct Bosch 022 distributor rebuilt by Don Marks. Tin, oil filter, original oil cap, fan shroud, etc. are in very nice shape. The engine idles and runs smoothly, starts easily and has lots of power. It is somewhat noisy and could probably benefit from a top end rebuild or overhaul. I've driven this car all over Southern and Central California and always returned home under my own power. I do not have any information regarding actual mileage or maintenance history of the engine prior to my ownership.

Transmission: Original matching number transmission per COA. Transmission shifts smoothly through all 4 forward gears and reverse as well. The transmission runs quietly in all gears. The transmission lock works as it should.

Interior: The dash still wears its original dolphin grey paint. In keeping with the theme of retaining original components, the rear seats and door panels remain original. The seats, headliner, carpets and remainder of the interior were redone to the highest standard by Autos International in 2008. New Coco floor mats are included. All lights and instrumentsincluding the clock work as they should. Even the original Blaupunkt radio works at least in the AM band. FM band does not appear to work.

Glass: All glass is original with the exception of the windshield. This is a fresh Sigla/Pilkington unit.

Electrical: All interior and exterior lights, horns, and fog lights work as they should. The car has original and correct components including all front and rear turn signals, Hella 128 fog lights with the rare clear lens/yellow reflector setup, original foglight switch, horns, relays (even the rare yellow fog light relay), voltage regulator, etc. The speedometer and clock were rebuilt by North Hollywood speedometer; the clock has a quartz movement and runs a little fast. The car comes with an Optima battery and has a Joe Leoni starter relay to minimize loading of the ignition switch. I replaced the generator a few years back with a correct and fresh unit from NLA, and the starter motor was also overhauled. The voltage regulator is the original and correct "C"-style unit.

Miscellaneous: The car comes with its full set of original keys including the special "key" for extracting the original blue-tipped radio antenna; glove box key, transmission lock key, and ignition/door key. The ignition and door locks all open with the same key, just as they should. The car also has a camber compensator spring, a somewhat rare option.

Maintenance: In the almost 9 years I've owned this car it has been worked on by some of the best-known mechanics Southern California. Larry Markham did an initial overhaul, repairing clutch issues, overhauling the carburetors, overhauling the steering box, installing a Don Marks 022 distributor, etc. Jim Ansite later went over the brakes, overhauled the starter motor and addressed other details. Jack Staggs worked his magic on engine, carb, and ignition tuning. The car runs great and easily hits 80mph on the freeway.

Clear Title in hand.

Many more photos are athttps://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipP0tO2he036YrvWl1-T7queM2W8wlnYZb8eiiQFxNyFR690Ywgd60Vhy33oAGGnEA?key=Zll3eDk2MUxnbldWZUtPRDV2TWxTbHBsdkMwT0hR

Photos include

- Photos of id numbers stamped into both doors (taken when I was disassembling the car for paint) and photos of the hood and engine compartment stamps. These all match the VIN (body panel stamps use the last two numbers of the VIN, so in this case they are all "66").

- Several receipts for work performed:

* Markham Motor Works - $1395 for clutch, sender, and fuel line work.

* Markham Motor Works - $2630 for steering box overhaul, distributor replacement, carburetor overhaul.

* Markham Motor Works: Carb info.

* Don Marks/Gearhead: Distributor info.

* Jim East Auto Painting: $9307 for body and paint.

* Autos International: $4836 for upholstery

* Jim Ansite: $332 for tune up.

* Jack Staggs: $1927 for linkage, brake work, axle bearing, tune up.

* Bill Perrone/Parts Shop: $353 for partial engine compartment insulation replacement (this is the factory-style material that is no longer available).

* Bill Perrone/Parts Shop: $970 for replacement Sigla windshield and windshield seal.

As noted I have loads of additional receipts for misc. parts, chroming, etc. etc. and this documentation will be included with the car.

I'll happily add specific photos if requested; email hc_foster@hotmail.com

Payment and Deposit

I require that the winning bidder contact me within twenty-four (24) hours, one (1) day, of the close of this auction. A non-refundable deposit of ten percent (10%) is due within forty-eight (48) hours, two (2) days, of this auction closing and can only be paid to in Cash (in person), Cashier's Check, or some other form of certified transfer in US dollars. Full payment of the final price is due within seven (7) days of this auction closing and can only be paid to in Cash (in person), Cashier's Check, or some other form of certified transfer in US dollars. Please be advised that you are responsible for all fees associated with the purchase of the Automobile including but not limited to taxes and registration.

Once full payment is received, the I will provide clear title, and Bill of Sale for signature. The forms must be completed before the Automobile is shipped or made available to you.

Any failure to pay the deposit or final price of the auction within the time noted above will result in full action through eBay and legal action though state and federal law pursuant to this contract. In addition, the Automobile will be re-listed for sale.

Delivery or Pickup

I live near the Port of Los Angeles and can assist with shipping arrangements. However, you are responsible for all delivery costs and arrangements or picking up the vehicle.


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