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.