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1965 Porsche 356SC Coupe Private

Cars Roseburg   40 views
Location: Roseburg
Price: $91,500 Negotiable

This 1965 Porsche 356 SC coupe is a very late production example that was purchased by the previous owner in 1977 and acquired by the seller in 2013. The previous owner added just 10,000 miles during their ownership and performed an engine rebuild in 1994 and a bare metal repaint in the original Irish Green in 2010. It has been modified with Weber carburetors, a dual circuit brake master cylinder, and electric fuel pump, and the seller describes it as being in good running and driving condition. This 356SC is sold with a Porsche CoA showing the original configuration and a clean Oregon title in the seller’s name.

This 356 was repainted in its original Irish Green, the original color as noted on the PCoA. The repaint included taking the car down to bare metal, and was undertaken by the previous owner in 2010. Correct trim is fitted, including the side trim, which is also noted on the CoA. The chrome was recently re-plated, per the seller. A luggage rack is fitted, and includes black leather tie-down straps.

The wheels are factory 4 1/2″ Porsche items, three of which are dated 3/1964, and two 11/1965. Vredstein Sprint tires are fitted and measure 165R15 with a 2008 date code.

The interior is said to retain original Fawn leather front seats and matching vinyl on the door panels and rear seats. This 356 was originally optioned with a Becker Europa radio, which remains in place. Two aftermarket speakers are fitted in the stock locations, and tan colored Cocomats are fitted in the place of the green items specified by the Porsche COA. The wood-rimmed steering wheel pictured above will be replaced with the original item prior to sale. The original wheel is shown in the gallery.

The 1600cc flat-four was rebuilt in 1994 and produced 95 hp when new. The seller states that the rebuild was mostly to stock specification, and the original carburetors were replaced with Webers. The heating system was changed to European specifications, including replacement heat exchangers. A recent leakdown test reportedly showed 7%, 7%, 12%, and 12% across the four cylinders. 

In 2013, the engine compartment was refurbished, with work including a repaint of the engine sheetmetal and CAD plating the hard fuel lines and carburetor linkages. The generator was rebuilt by Joe Leoni around the same time. The car is equipped with a dual-circuit master cylinder and an electric fuel pump.

The engine carries #821776, which is original to the car according to the Porsche CoA shown below.

The seller states that the floors, longitudinals, rockers, and door jambs all appear to be original and free of rust and past rust repair. A slight dent is noted in the battery floor. Koni shock absorbers were fitted in 2014.

The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is included, and shows the original configuration. Filed under: 356