20-Years-Owned 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe
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Final bid:$47,500
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveEnded
30 bids, 12 comments

Vehicle Details


  • Year: 1965
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 356 C Coupe
  • VIN: 130452
  • Mileage: 86,440mi (5-digit odometer)
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Light Ivory
  • Seller Type: Private Party
  • Location: Sanford, FL 32771
  • Lot #: V-0037917

The final evolution of Porsche’s original sports car, the 356C was produced from 1964 to 1965 featuring four-wheel disc brakes as well as an option for the SC model which carried the most powerful pushrod engine Porsche had ever produced. This Porsche 356SC Coupe was produced in the latter half of 1964 and came finished in Light Ivory over a Black leatherette interior. It was acquired by the current owner in 2004 and was eventually fitted by a replacement engine which was built to SC specifications by Troysport Racing using an early 912 engine block, a big bore kit, and ported heads. The car was also refurbished with a new interior, floor pan, brakes, a generator, and rebuilt Solex carburetors. This 356C Coupe is now being offered for auction by its longtime owner out of Florida.

This 356C came factory-finished in Light Ivory (6404) and was repainted in its original color under prior ownership. Equipment includes body-colored bumpers, chrome bumperettes with integrated tailpipes, chrome trim and window moldings, a twin-grille engine cover, a polished driver's side mirror, a fender-mounted antenna, pop-out rear quarter windows, and 15” slotted steel wheels with chrome Porsche-crested hubcaps. The seller notes some light paint chips are present and the floor pan was replaced under their ownership due to a rust spot. Detailed images are provided in the gallery.

The cabin is appointed with charcoal square weave carpeting and black leatherette upholstery complemented by a body-colored dashboard. The interior is said to have been professionally refurbished in 2014 including new carpeting, seats, and a dashboard. The original perforated beige headliner remains in place. Accessories include a pair of bucket seats with lap belts, folding rear seatbacks, a three-spoke steering wheel, a Porsche-crested gear knob, a heater, front vent windows, manual window cranks, a glovebox, a VDO quartz clock, and a vintage Becker Europa TR radio. All gauges and accessories are said to remain fully functional.

Power comes from an air-cooled flat-four engine that was built to 356SC specifications by Sid Collins at Troysport Racing in Orlando, Florida. The engine uses an early Porsche 912 case, a big bore cylinder kit, ported and polished heads, and dual Solex carburetors. A 4-speed manual transmission sends power to the rear wheels and stopping power comes from disc brakes at each corner. The seller notes the car has been consistently maintained and upgraded by Troysport Racing over the years including rebuilt carburetors and replacements of the brakes and generator. The seller adds that a small oil leak develops when the engine is hot.

This sale will include owner’s manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, a car cover, a battery charger, some documentation, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, and a clean title.

The seller would like you to know: “A very nice driver that has been enjoyed and driven by me for 20 years.  She has been maintained with a blank check by a Porsche shop.  It took me over two years to find this car starting in 2002 with my search for this color and this condition. This was to be my forever 356 but I am now retired and not able to drive her as much as I should.”

Auction Results

  • Highest Bid: $47,500
  • Auction End: Dec 21, 2023 08:33:22PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 30
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  • CBert 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $47,500

  • Reco5 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $46,500

  • drola 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $45,500

  • Reco5 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • CBert 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $43,500

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • Reco5 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $42,500

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,750

  • Pjshane 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,500

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,250

  • Porsche356c (seller) 4 monthsago

    @us211828 Too small in pictures. Paint is 25 years old and has nice patina. The scratch looks like a mark from a ring.

  • Reco5 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • Pjshane 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $37,250

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • Pjshane 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $36,750

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $36,500

  • us211828 4 monthsago

    @Porsche356c Can you tell me what photo #(s)captures the paint chip (s)?

  • Pjshane 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $36,250

  • VintageCarCollector 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • meganobu 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $35,600

  • Porsche356c (seller) 4 monthsago

    @Pcarmike No car had a “B motor when I purchased. My mechanic had a 912 motor that he built for the car

  • Porsche356c (seller) 4 monthsago

    @us211828 I do not have access to car at this time. I’m traveling and car is home.

  • Pjshane 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • flashnine1974 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $31,000

  • CBert 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • Pcarmike (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    Do you know what happened to the original engine?

  • acegx 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • us211828 4 monthsago

    Can you provide a close-up photo of any/all paint chips that you make mention of?

  • Somer 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $26,789

  • Andrew2337 4 monthsago

    Bid in the amount of $24,500

  • dougdadmac 4 monthsago

    @Jetpaul See Photo 119 the COA for original engine number

  • dougdadmac 4 monthsago

    @Jetpaul Best book to learn about 356s no longer in print, but can be found used, is by James Schrager "Buying, Driving, and Enjoying the Porsche 356" TRy used book stores, Amazon etc

  • Jetpaul (registered bidder) 4 monthsago

    I do NOT know the differences between the C and SC, @Dougdadmac seems to. Is the original engine block available to be verified if it had an 7 or 8 as the first digit? Also several mentions of Tach Redline being a differentiator as well, but I don’t even see a redline marked on this 6K Tach?? Seller seems to believe it is just a normal C model. I am very curious to learn more!!!!!!!

  • Somer 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $23,560

  • Andrew2337 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • drdanc 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,250

  • dougdadmac 4 months, 1 weekago

    The riveted chassis plate in the front trunk says 356C on all 356C and SC cars because they are all C models. What set the SC apart was engine and tachometer. SC engine numbers started with an *8 while C engines started with a 7. So accordingly, your car left the factory as a 356 SC. Engine build details, tachometer redline and rear C or SC badge are the only differences between 356 C and 356SC .

  • Porsche356c (seller) 4 months, 1 weekago

    @dougdadmac The COA states SC. The chassis number would indicate a C model as would the tach. My research upports a C model. As for the heads I went with the shop’s recommendation.

    I wanted a good driver and that’s what I got.

  • BETIL1401 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • dougdadmac 4 months, 1 weekago

    This might be the 1st time I have seen a 356SC Badged as a 356C. In the past I have been known to say that a 356 with a 912 engine is the best of the Non Matching cars for the money. The details on the heads used on this one have me biting my tongue.

  • ckcatpcar 4 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $1,965

20-Years-Owned 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe
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