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1965 Porsche 356C Coupe Private

Cars Oakland Park   104 views
Location: Oakland Park
Price: $52,000 Negotiable

This 1965 Porsche 356C is a matching-numbers example that was restored between 2010 and 2013 with the goal of addressing any rust issues and making it a reliable driver. The seller had the car stripped down to bare metal and any rust was cut out and repaired using panels from 356 sheet metal specialist Trevor’s Hammer Works. The 1600cc engine, brakes, suspension, and more were refurbished by Porsche specialist Sam Sipkins, with receipts for the restoration viewable in the gallery below. The car has been driven approximately 2000 miles since the restoration and is reported to be in good order.

The car was given a high quality repaint in VW L53 Sealing-Wax Red, which is similar but not identical to the original Signal Red. There are a few small bumps and bruises from driving the car around the San Francisco bay area after restoration, most notably two small dents in the bodywork, one in the rear near the license plate holder, the other on the right rear fender. There is also a scrape at the bottom of the rocker panel behind the right front wheel.

Here is the car as-found in preparation for paint and metalwork. The bumpers, rocker panel trim, and hubcaps are included but are not currently installed.

Extensive metal repair was performed as part of the restoration. The car was stripped to bare metal with new metal welded in place of any problematic areas. Receipts for the metal repair, body work, and paint total nearly $30k for labor alone. A comprehensive gallery of the car’s condition before, during, and after the restoration can be viewed here.

The original glass and chrome trim was reused and shows some minor flaws, with slight delamination visible on the top of the windshield and lightly pitted and scuffed chrome trim.

The interior is in good condition, with new upholstery, carpets, and headliner. The front floor mats are not currently installed but are included in the sale.

All electronics and accessories work with the exception of the radio, which turns on but has no speakers installed, and an interior light above the passenger door that needs to be installed.

The engine was given a full rebuild by long time Porsche specialist Sam Sipkins, including a mild street performance camshaft. Sipkins also refurbished the carburetors, brakes, suspension, gearbox, steering, and more. All told well over $20k was spent on mechanical work during the restoration. Since then the car has only required basic servicing, records for which are included in the sale.

Here is engine stamping #716384. The previous owner stated that the engine was previously built by Lukes and Shoreman.

Several underbody shots are viewable below, and an extensive set of records from the restoration process are also included.

The car is sold with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity which confirms that the original engine remains in place. While there are a few details that still need sorting, the car would make a very nice driver as-is or could be brought up to show quality with some additional effort.

The seller has recorded a short video featuring a walkaround and a short driving clip, which can be viewed below.

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