The Porsche 356C, assembled and sold between 1963 and 1965, is often considered the last and best old-school Porsche with obvious Volkswagen roots. The final offering in the Porsche 356 line, the 1965 Porsche 356C boasted the adoption of four-wheel disc brakes, which was the first such arrangement used by a basic Porsche road car. Dampened steering also made the 356C accurately responsive, and the impressive styling of the T-6 body type made the car simply irresistible. The easiest way to identify a 356C from the previous A and B models is to look for dual air intakes on the engine lid, as opposed to the single intake used by the earlier cars. Both the front and rear windows are also larger than the earlier 356 models. It is also notable that midway through the production of the 356C, Porsche took over the Reutter coachworks. As a result, they lack the Reutter badge that trademarked the 356 for decades. The result is that a 356C, whether a Coupe or Cabriolet, reflects the new standard Porsche practice of having the coachwork house Karmann build its bodies.
The 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe, characterized by its fixed steel top, would be the main seller during the final years of production. In fact, there were approximately 1,001 Porsche 356C Coupe models released in 1965, compared to approximately 588 Cabriolets during the same time. Due to this limited production and the fact that many collectors and enthusiasts see the 356C as the epitome of the lineup, the 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe and Cabriolet models are highly sought-after and can be difficult to find today. Whether you’re looking for a model for restoration or would like to buy a fully restored 356 for your private collection or showroom, the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club can help you find the car you desire. They are also happy to provide you with the Buyer’s Tips you need to be successful in your search for the perfect 356.
When you’re ready to learn more about the 1965 Porsche 356C Coupe models currently available to you, their team encourages you to browse their online inventory via this website. Should you have any questions or would like to see a car in person, do not hesitate to contact them today. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Connect with their California classic car dealership today to discuss your specific requirements. The team looks forward to hearing from you and to helping you become one step closer to owning the Porsche 356 you’ve always dreamed of.
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