1964 356 SC Cabriolet / Fully Restored 2015 / Sorted / Numbers Matching

Price: - Item location: West Bloomfield, Michigan, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356
  • Type: Convertible
  • Trim: SC
  • Year: 1964
  • Mileage: 85,720
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 1600 SC
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Options: Convertible, Leather Seats
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1964 Porsche 356 SC

1964 Porsche 356 SC Cabriolet VIN / Chassis Number: 159281 Rust-free Full restoration 2015 Engine and transmission matching Porsche Certificate of Authenticity European Heaters, as-built Speedster Gears BBAB, as-built Super clean, not smoked in Fully sorted Starts, stops, runs, drives as it should

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Model year: 1964 (built 1963)
Type: SC
Style: Cabriolet
Coachbuilder: Reutter

Beginning Chassis #: 159001

End Chassis Number: 159832


·Built September 6, 1963

·Delivered September 10, 1963

·Selling dealer Autohaus Max Moritz, Reutlingen, West Germany

·Original Owner was an American soldier, stationed in Germany

·Brought to the USA on January 9, 1964 by Max Hoffman Motors

·Ziebart rust protection was applied soon after arrival in the US

·Still with the first owner, the car was in metro Washington, D.C. until 1966

·Moved to storage with original owner's parents in Lansing, Michigan until 1970

·Under instruction from the owner, the parents sold the car to its second owner September 1970

·As a friend of the second owner, the current owner/seller first drove the car in September, 1970

·Second owner deceased 2001 and the car passed to a family member

·Sold to the current owner/seller October, 2015

·Complete restoration by Euro Autowerks, Rockford, Michigan, completed June 28, 2016

·Gilmore Car Museum Honors in Class trophy winner, August 2016

·85,720 total miles believed accurate

Porsche Certification of Authenticity

·Engine Number 820158

·Transmission Number 71262

·Signal Red 6407

·Black Leather/B

·Optional Equipment

      • Prepared for two headrests
      • Two pairs of seatbelts
      • Blaupunkt radio "Frankfurt”
      • Two loudspeakers
      • Antenna
      • Michelin tires (165/15)


·Color Code 6407 Signal Red, matches Porsche Certification of Authenticity

·Bodywork by Euro Autowerks, Rockford, Michigan, completed June 28, 2016

·Rotisserie restoration

·New battery box bottom panel and jackspurs

·Floors and longitudinals are original

·Few other metal repairs

·Bare-metal respray

·Doors and decklid are all stamped "281, "? matching chassis number

·Front lid is stamped "81, "? matching chassis number

·Door bottoms rust-free

·No collision evident in body or chassis

·A rust-free car with great gaps and proper-fitting trim in great condition

·Hood is unbent

·Doors, hood and deck lid close easily with great gaps

·Shat-R-Proof windshield with no chips. scratches

·All other glass is original and in very good condition

·Windows open and close easily

·Bright trim 100% complete and in very good condition

·Original Durant mirror

·Correct front and rear bumper guards and trim strips

·All weatherstrips are new, soft and undamaged

Convertible Top:

  • Black canvas top cover from Autos International installed by Euro Autowerks, February, 2016

·Top frame fully restored in correct color

·New top wood from Autos International

·Latches have perfect chrome

·Rear window has no damage, new 2016

·Reutter serial number tag

·Tonneau cover fits properly with Tenax fasteners and storage bag, new 2016

·Opens and closes easily

·No rattles or wind noise when driving


·Black Leather Code B, matches Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

·Black leather front seat covers and quarter panel covers from Autos International installed by Euro Autowerks, 2016

·Dash pad, both door panels and rear seat covers are all original

·Front seats have new padding

·Leather accessory head rests from Autos International

·Seat recliners function properly

·Seats slide and latch easily

·Refinished steering wheel

·Charcoal carpet is new 2016

·Correct new rubber mats from Stoddard's show no wear

·Correct gray headliner with no damage, new 2016

·Correct sun visors, new from Stoddard's

·Perfect interior mirror

·Ashtray shows little use

·Glove box fits well with nice liner

Original Engine # P820158 matching Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

Production year: 1963

Internal Name: 616/16

Common Name: 1600 SC

First Serial # in year: 820001

Last Serial # in year: 82002

·Case halves and third piece all matching, stamped "662”

·Fully rebuilt 2015

·1600cc cast iron cylinders

·No leaks


·Turns over easily, starts promptly

·Correct Solex 40 PII-2 carburetors

·Additional electric fuel pump at rear torsion tube for easy starting

·Correct, rebuilt, Bosch generator and voltage regulator

·Correct "European" exhaust with restored heat exchangers, proper mounting, and muffler with no rust or leaks

·Correct Bosch VJR4BR18 distributor with points and condenser

·All engine tin refinished

·New body seals

·Steady 800 RPM idle

·Pulls smoothly and runs cool

Original Type 741 80C Transmission # 71262 matching Porsche GmbH Certification

Stamped "8 3, "? August 1963 production

·"80C" stamp for Speedster gears BBAB

·Only few miles since rebuild 2015

·New clutch

·Shifts easily through all gears, up and down

·Linkage and clutch properly adjusted

·Properly filled with GL4 gear oil

Suspension, brakes, steering:

·New Koni shocks

·King and link pins rebuilt

·Steering gear has no play and is properly filled, leak-free

·New steering damper

·New one-piece axle boots

·Brakes completely rebuilt including calipers, pads, and hardware replated

·New front brake rotors

·New steel brake lines and rubber hoses

·Fresh brake fluid

·Backing plates and other fittings refinished

·Parking brake correctly adjusted and fully working

·Michelin XZX radial tires 165 SR 15, new 2015

·New Stoddard's chrome wheels date-stamped "09 15"

·Correct, new hubcaps with crests

·Chrome original Lemmerz spare wheel, date-stamped "11 65" with vintage Michelin XAS radial tire

·Drives as it should.Steering wheel is level when driving straight.Tracks straight.Brakes function as-new and with no pulling.

All the rest:

·6-volt electrical system

·Original wiring harness

·New Optima sealed AGM battery

·Custom battery hold-down

·All gauges function properly

·Speedometer is accurate compared with GPS

·Both odometers operate properly

·Instrument lights and dimmer all work

·Dash light functions correctly by its switch

·Original Blaupunkt Frankfurt AM/FM/SW radio works properly

·Speakers are loud and clear

·Original locking antenna is straight and clean

·Original headlight and taillight assemblies

·New red/orange taillight lenses from Stoddard's

·Lights, horn, wipers and all operate

·Front indicator lights, tail lights, brake lights turn signals all operate properly

·Turn signals self-cancel

·Shift lock with key

·All windshield washer components intact- washer fluid not filled

·"European" heater is complete and works properly

·Always garaged by current owner

Also included:

·Clear Michigan title

·Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

·Complete tool kit with some new components from Aase Sales

·Bilstein jack

·Original Drivers Manual and Service Book with stamps and records from new

·Build book of photos from purchase in 2015, through restoration, to current condition

·Book of records and receipts, including 1970 title to 2nd owner, 1990's maintenance, and complete 2015 restoration receipts

·Complete set of four original keys

·New ignition key on Porsche blank with leather pouch

·Porsche Club of America and 356 Registry grille badges

·Gilmore Car Museum Honors in Class trophy

·Original convertible top shipping cover, as supplied by Porsche

·Older cockpit toneau cover

·New Colgan bra front end cover

·Collection of take-off original parts, including red/red taillight lenses, sun visors, 1960's seat belts, interior mirror, outside door handle

"The large print giveth and the small print taketh away”- Tom Waits:

Please remember, this is a used car, which, as nice as it may be, is not prefect. I strive to deliver accurate descriptions, but it is possible to miss small deficiencies and will not be held liable for these minor misnomers. This vehicle is sold AS IS/WHERE IS and comes with no warranties, expressed or implied, whatsoever.

Known issues:

·Very few paint and trim imperfections from final assembly and careful driving

·Original bumper guards are unrestored and have light scratches and pitting. See photos

·Small scratches in front bumper bright trim.See photo

·Exhaust tips are unrestored, with pitting. See photos

·Original rubber inserts in left rocker, left rear bumper, and right front bumper trim are slightly shrunken in length.See photos

·Original bright trim around windows is unrestored, shows light pitting and few scratches.See photos

·Windshield has very slight delamination at lower left corner.See photo

·Very few marks in glass. See photos

·Clock does not operate

·Interior light operates from switch, but does not operate from door switches

·Windshield washer is complete, but has not had fluid added, not tested for operation

Not included:


Pre-purchase inspection is welcomed.Please contact me through "Ask seller a question" to arrange inspection and for any additional information.

Offered with realistic reserve.There is no "buy-it-now" price.Car will be sold to high bidder above reserve.


Buyer is responsible for vehicle pickup or shipping. Loose items will be inside car for shipping.

Other Terms:

$1000.00 deposit required within 48 hours of auction close.
PayPal accepted for deposit, only.
Payment methods accepted:

-Wire transfer in US funds.

-Cashier's Check (certified from US or Canadian bank) or money order.

-Cash (in person).

PayPal not accepted for full purchase payment.

Vehicle and title will be released to the buyer only after funds clear.There will be no exceptions.

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