1965 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe

Up for auction is this 1965 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe finished in Ruby Red over a black leatherette interior.  Built during 1964 for the final model year of 1965, this Coupe represents the last iteration of Porsche’s iconic 356 model.  It spent many years in California and was recently treated to a high-quality glass-out respray resulting in the beautiful finish we see today.  Powered by a correct-type 1600cc flat-four engine, this 356C is now being offered for auction by its seller out of San Luis Obispo, CA. accompanied by a clean title.

The Karmann bodywork is finished in Ruby Red, and the car is said to have undergone a full glass-out respray in 2020 along with the installation of new rubber seals.  Detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. Visually, the 356C shares the same T6 body with the previous 356B model but can be distinguished by its redesigned 15” wheels with flat chrome hubcaps.

Inside, this Coupe features a black leatherette interior with grey square-weave carpeting and a red-painted dashboard.  The cabin is believed to have been partially refurbished at some point and some notable features include a period Blaupunkt radio, a 3-spoke leatherbound steering wheel, and a beige headliner.  All gauges and accessories are said to be working properly at this time.

This Coupe is equipped with a correct-series Type 616/15 1600cc flat-four engine that generates approximately 75 HP.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a 4-speed manual gearbox.  Compared with earlier models, the 356C offers four-wheel disc brakes, a thicker front anti-roll bar, and softer preloaded rear torsion bars.  There is limited maintenance history available, and the seller reports this example to startup, run, and drive without issue.

This sale will include a clean California title.  With its timeless design and nostalgic driving experience, this Porsche 356C is sure to satisfy any classic car enthusiast.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $57,500
  • Auction End: 2021-04-01 19:11:19+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 32
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Comments (51)

  • Coachmule (registered bidder) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    @justinbsc wow best price on a 356 in 3-4 years.

  • Coachmule (registered bidder) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Best bought 356 I've seen in 3-4 years. Great buy

  • Bondtrader (registered bidder) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    As a 35 year owner of a 356 C, have followed all the auction sales I have access to(many) with great interest. The current sale here is astounding low by 20 to 25k. Replaced engine notwithstanding.

  • amack 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $57,500

  • amack 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $57,500

  • xturbo 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • amack 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $56,000

  • xturbo 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • amack 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $54,500

  • xturbo 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $54,000

  • justinbsc (seller) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Someone is getting a lot of car for this money

  • justinbsc (seller) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Reserve has been removed

  • amack 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $53,000

  • xturbo 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • amack 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $51,000

  • Proridge 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $49,500

  • ppalmer 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,750

  • LuftRSracer 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,500

  • Proridge 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • ggbluetarga 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $47,000

  • LuftRSracer 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,356

  • ChaChi83 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • PCARMARKET 5 months, 2 weeksago

    A new video has been added to the listing page

  • Combustion4now 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $41,000

  • LuftRSracer 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $40,356

  • ChaChi83 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • ppalmer (registered bidder) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Can you tell me anything about the engine ?

  • ggbluetarga 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • ChaChi83 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • EuropeanC 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • ChaChi83 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • PCARMARKET 5 months, 2 weeksago

    A new video has been posted to the listing page

  • ggbluetarga 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • EuropeanC 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,111

  • ggbluetarga 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,356

  • EuropeanC 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,500

  • lina.moisova 5 months, 2 weeksago

    like the looking

  • fcrapella 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • ChaChi83 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • EuropeanC 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,500

  • fcrapella 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • Porsche911 (registered bidder) 5 months, 2 weeksago

    Beautiful auto. Almost identical to a 1957 A that I sold a couple of year ago. These are really great daily drivers until it gets too hot. I sure miss mine; but, can’t afford a replacement since we purchased a 997S and a 1976 original 914. I still miss her. The old cars have a special quality that can’t be duplicated.

  • EuropeanC 5 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • xturbo (registered bidder) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    $15,000.00

  • justinbsc (seller) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    @Cochrami Its not uncommon for bids to hold out till the last day.The last car I sold here had no bids till the end and then it sold for over asking.

  • justinbsc (seller) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    @xturbo We do not know what happened with the original motor. Many years ago these cars where not worth a great deal and engine where commonly replaced. The car received a paint job because it was due for one. I do not have any invoices for mechanical repair.

  • xturbo (registered bidder) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    This does not have the original motor? Was any mechanical work done at the time of the re-spray?

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    Seems odd that no bids have been placed. Does the world know the reserve is too high?

  • justinbsc (seller) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    @Cochrami The car is a 356C and not an SC. The previous owner installed the wrong badge.

  • Cochrami (registered bidder) 5 months, 3 weeksago

    You describe the car as being a 356C. The lettering on the car says SC. Which is it?

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1965 Porsche 356C Karmann Coupe
Final bid: $57,500 This auction has ended.