The Porsche 356C was the final variation in the fifteen-year production life of the illustrious 356 lineup. During the production of the Porsche 356C, two different models were available: the standard 356C and the 1964 Porsche 356SC. The SC effectively replaced the Normal, Super and Super 90 of the 356B series and offered 90 horsepower with two Solex 40 PII carburetors. During this time the standard 356C was still using Zenith carburetors and offered only 75 horsepower. The 1964 Porsche 356SC symbolizes the highest power output in the 356 engine series and is considered the most refined 356 open car in the entire series. Today, the Porsche 356SC is one of the most sought-after models in the 356 line. Offering all the charismatic beauty of the standard 356’s, yet offering the racing suspension and power that many Porsche enthusiasts and collectors crave, it is no wonder why this classic Porsche continues to be a big hit in the classic marketplace.
When buying any Porsche 356, particularly the 1964 Porsche 356SC that can be quite pricey, it is imperative to have a third party, pre-purchase inspection performed on the car to ensure you’re fully aware of any surprises hiding under the hood. Whether you’re looking for a pristine 356SC or one that you can restore from top to bottom, there are different items that you should inspect to ensure they are compatible with your needs. For example, if you’re looking for a pristine model, you’ll want to ask the seller for any documentation regarding restoration, ownership history and maintenance. You’ll also want to inspect the quality of the restoration and the originality of the parts that were used in the process. These items can be correlated to the overall value of your Porsche. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a model for restoration, you’ll want to find the most complete example you can as restoration costs can be expensive. Extra care should be taken to explore any areas of rust and corrosion.
These are just a few of the Buyer’s Tips that the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club has learned over their years of experience in the classic car market. When you’re ready to explore the 1964 Porsche 356SC models currently available to you at their California classic car dealership, they welcome you to browse their online inventory. Should you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation, their team is just a phone call or website inquiry away. Connect today to get started.
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