1965 Porsche 356C 1925cc Outlaw PrivateCars - Paso Robles - 74 views
This 1965 Porsche 356C has just received a complete nut and bolt restoration/modification to a GT styled outlaw. It has been a California car for at least the last 45 years. A quality bare metal repaint in a silver blue metallic was performed approximately a year and a half ago. This 356 runs and drives beautifully with an 80% hp increase thanks to a fresh 1925 cc 356C engine with Weber carbs.
The interior was completely redone in a soft light gray leather and light blue gray German square weaver wool carpeting. The speedster seats with custom aluminum rails are mounted on the stock seat tracks for adjustability. All gauges were restored and converted to 12 volt by Hollywood Speedometer. The tach was refaced in GT style to match the engine’s 6200 RPM redline. The speedometer is refaced to a 160 MPH limit. The odometer mileage reading was retained. A custom GT style roll bar and a period Les Leston wood and aluminum steering wheel complete the interior.
The hood handle, bumper guards, lower rocker trim and reflectors have been deleted. Bumpers have been fitted with the wider aluminum GT trim. Horn grilles have been replaced with hand formed stainless steel wire mesh. The seller says that there are a few minor imperfections in the paint which could not be caught on camera but may be noticed on close examination. Not concours but very nice.
All of the mechanical components have been professionally rebuilt or replaced with new. Electronics have been converted to 12 volt. Brake calipers have been rebuilt with all new parts on all four corners with a Zims Autotechnik dual stage master cylinder has been installed for improved safety. The transmission has been freshly rebuilt and is original to car. The engine is not numbers matching.
The engine is a freshly built 356C unit #P-714560 using Willhoit Restorations 91mm Durabar cylinders and custom pistons bringing displacement to 1925cc. The latest version of the WR heads and WR 41/36 valve kit, a WR 78-8 cam were also used. The distributor and the Weber 40 IDF carbs have been completely rebuilt as well. 911 style oil squirters and a high capacity aluminum oil cooler were installed to provide better oiling and cooling.
The engine was built by Jim Ansite, as was the transmission. Knecht Air cleaners have been modified internally with velocity stacks and a K&N style element. Horsepower and torque exceed 130 hp and 130 ft. lbs according to the seller. Less than 500 miles are now on the engine, transmission and car since completion. The exhaust is a Bursch header and muffler which is fairly quiet but has a nice sound under acceleration.
Limited rust was professionally repaired with Porsche replacement sheet metal which included the floor pans. Wheels are the original date correct steel wheels widened to 5.5 inches. Tires are new 195-60-15 Dunlops. The car sits slightly lower than stock. All trim has been rechromed and all new window, door and hood seals installed.
Some of the original parts removed will be included in the sale including the original hood handle that has been rechromed, the rear seat backs and aluminum horn grilles. Additional leather and carpeting are included to restore seat backs if desired. Filed under: 356