1964 Porsche 356C

This listing has been sourced from Bring-a-trailer.com.     This 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe was the subject of a two year restoration to factory specifications, completed in 2014 at a cost of over $64k. Thought to be a Washington car from new, this example sat parked behind a house for many years until the mid 2000s. The previous owner is long-time Porsche enthusiast and collector who initiated the restoration. The numbers-matching 1600cc flat-four is mated to a 4-speed manual transmission and was rebuilt by Morris Brothers Motorsports. Paint and bodywork were performed by Jeremy McClure, while salvageable original parts were refurbished and reused. The black interior was also refreshed, and less than 500 miles have been covered since the restoration was completed. The selling dealer is located in Boise, Idaho and is offering the car with a Porsche C0A, all receipts from the restoration, and a clean Washington title in the current owner’s name.

This 356 was found mostly intact, with the original engine, windows, bumpers, and other factory components. Bodywork completed by Jeremy McClure of Twin Falls, Idaho consisted of installing new floors and a bare metal repaint in the original Signal Red.

A $4k paint correction was completed after the current owner acquired the car. A new windshield was also installed, though all other glass is original. New seals and gaskets were added throughout. 15″ painted steel wheels show a bit of scuffing on one rim and are fitted with Kumho Solus KH16 tires.

The seller reports many original parts were refurbished. Where original parts could not be saved, replacements bearing correct date codes were sourced from Stoddard and European Auto Salvage Yard.

The restored black interior includes professionally reupholstered seats with no obvious wear. Carpets, rubber floor mats, dash cover, and back parcel panel are all new, while door panels are refurbished originals. The seller notes all interior/dash lights, controls, and accessories function as intended, including the clock and original radio.

Steering wheel spokes and horn push are in good condition, and an after-market leather cover is laced on with rim condition underneath unknown. All gauges are clean and functional, though the 43k indicated miles are not believed accurate.

Door tags confirm chassis #128897 as a 356 coupe (C) coupe constructed by Reutter in 1964, and delivered in Signal red (6407). A chassis tag shown in the gallery adds the engine specification as Typ 356C 1600.

The 1600cc flat-four has covered less than 500 miles since a full rebuild by Morris Brothers Motorsports in Salt Lake City, Utah. The seller notes the engine starts and runs without hesitation, but is still in break-in period and needs to be driven. The car is currently tuned for high altitude, and a carb adjustment will be needed if brought closer to sea level.

Underbody photos show a clean and dry car with no rust or surface corrosion, reflecting limited miles covered since restoration. Most of the factory suspension components were restored rather than replaced, and the steering is tight and suspension sharp according to the seller. Disc brakes all around are said to be firm with good pedal feel.

The gallery below includes photos of the restoration process and over 20 of the larger repair orders.

This Porsche Certificate of Authenticity shows the model designation, chassis number, and color. The stamping confirming engine #731449 as original can be seen in the gallery below.

Accompanying the sale is a binder with every receipt from the 2012-2014 restoration.

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