Now up for auction is this 1964 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe finished in Light Ivory over a black interior. Originally sold by Vasek Polak Porsche of Manhattan Beach, CA. this 356C is said to have been cared for by two different owners in California before being purchased and relocated to New York by its current owner in 2009. Highlighting a Kardex-verified numbers matching drivetrain and a recent major service which included new seals, gaskets, spark plugs, and more, this well-sorted and nicely preserved survivor 356C is now being offered for auction out of New York accompanied by records, tools, manuals, and the original sales invoice from Vasek Polak.
The Karmann bodywork is presented in its factory-specified color of Light Ivory. The entire car is said to have been refinished following an accident during the early 1980s involving the right-side headlight area. All original body panels, windows, and floor pans are said to have been retained. Extensive professional dent removal was carried out recently, and the seller notes some minor paint chips and other signs of patina, additional images are provided in the photo gallery. Notable exterior features include dual fender-mounted mirrors, orignal chrome brightwork, and original date-stamped 15” steel wheels with chrome hubcaps and period-style Vredestein Sprint Classic tires.
Inside, you will find a nicely patinaed black upholstered interior with its original seats, headliner, carpets, and dashboard retained. Other details include a three-spoke steering wheel, Coco front floormats, tan lap belts, and the original transistor AM radio.
The original air-cooled 1600cc flat-four engine is equipped with dual downdraft carburetors and was factory rated at 75 HP. Power is sent to the rear wheels through a numbers-matching 4-speed manual gearbox, images of the drivetrain stampings are provided in the photo gallery along with the Kardex. Since the current owner’s purchase in 2009, the car is said to have traveled approximately 600 miles. A recent service is said to have been carried out in January of 2021 which included an oil change, new battery, spark plugs, a fuel filter, and the replacements of the oil sump gaskets and pushrod tube seals. This 356C survivor is reported to be in strong running order and is ready to be enjoyed out on the open road or on display at your next car show.
This sale will include the original toolkit, owner’s manuals, some assorted spare parts, service records, the original sales invoice, and a transferrable New York registration. A high-quality survivor example, this Karmann Coupe is an excellent choice for any enthusiast eager to get behind the wheel of a classic Porsche 356.