1965 PORSCHE 356 1600C CABRIOLET w/HARDTOP
I would like to claim credit for finding this rare Porsche- but in reality it found me. ?Oh Lord won\'t you buy me a Mercedes Benz, my friends all have Porsches, I must make amends? my band mate Michelle sang lustily at one of our gigs. It was surprising to the car- world when Janis Jopins\' HISTORY OF THE WORLD 1964 356C Cab sold for $1.7 million this past December.
But this is a 1965 356C with the original very rare removable hardtop and BLAPUNKT radio! 1965 was the last year Porsche made the 356 named either for its sequential design production number or named for the office in Gmund. But surprising having been introduced in 1948 this car would be the very first Porsche bearing the Porsche name body designed by Erwin Kommenda. Louise Piech-Dr. Ferdinan Porsche\'s daughter and Ferry Porsche were to carry the design ideas to their father at the Austrian prison where he landed near the end of WWII.
The original body color is Light Ivory. The black leather seats are still in decent condition. Two soft tops- one original on frame and one newer black soft top cover in box . The hardtop is surprisingly in good condition.
Engine is in the car, but needs reassembly. 36,113 miles is showing on odometer? (Boxes of parts are photograhed). This classic has roll down windows and who needs AC? Lots of rust and this car needs flooring, but there appears to be no rust through the rear tortion bar tubes!
This is an incredible project car!
Matching numbers verified by Porsche.
VIN # 161610
Trans Gear # 124 741/2C
Engine # P*716689
MADE IN GERMANY
Certificate of Authenticity coming from Porsche .
The crankshaft is standard and original -not reground.
It has dual Zenith carburetors.
There are several boxes of parts.
Windshield, partial toolkit, new (NOS) drivers side front fender, mats, spare tire wheel,chrome and rubber moldings,turnsignal/parking light assemblys, exhaust extension, window scissors, speakers with covers, plastic windshield container, fuse box cover, optional camber compensator, new front floor pan and basically the whole car is in boxes .
Car does not run and needs major restoration. Car is being sold AS IS with all misc parts.
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