The Porsche 356 was the company’s first production automobile. It was a lightweight and nimble-handling rear-engine rear-wheel-drive 2-door sports car available in hardtop coupe and open configurations. Design innovations continued during the years of manufacture, contributing to its motorsports success and popularity. Production started in 1948 at Gmund, Austria, where approximately 50 cars were built. In 1950 the factory relocated to Zuffenhausen, Germany, and general production of the 356 continued until April 1965, well after the replacement model 911 made its autumn 1963 debut. It is estimated approximately half of the total production of 76,000 356s still survive.
The last of the 356 series was the 356C which was also the most advanced, developed, and sophisticated. The problems and shortcomings of the early 356 models had all been worked out by the time production began on the 356C. The 1582cc overhead valve opposed four-cylinder engine was capable of producing 75 horsepower. The four-wheel disc brakes was more than adequate to stop the small 82.7 inch wheelbase vehicle while the four-wheel independent suspension was very mature and its handling characteristics were nearly flawless.
Finished in a gorgeous Signal Red exterior and Black Leather Interior, this suitable four seater is just perfect. This is an honest car that has 500 miles on a rebuilt engine, and matching numbers, COA , tools, jack, Blaupunkt radio, and a classic Nardi steering wheel. With solid floors, a sport exhaust and excellent tires.
This 356 comes complete with a full set of service history thanks to the previous owner who kept meticulous records. A certificate of authenticity from Porsche is also included.
You will be very impressed with this 356C. Serious inquiries only please. request.
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