1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe Matching Numbers
It is signal red (6407) which is the original color. It has been painted once but the date is unknown. I would
guess at least 30 years. There is no evidence of crash damage. The pan is original and solid including the battery
box. Most of the factory undercoat remains. The paint looks reasonable from 20 feet but there are several chips,
checking and a few 2" small dents on the top of the right front fender. The jack points are solid. The dash and
door jambs have original paint. The gaps are excellent and the doors close nicely with authority. The hood is
unbent. It is not marked with a number. The glass is good but there is a small chip in the driver side windshield
that has not been repaired. The windshield is not original and is not tinted like the rest of the glass. The lower
edge of the passenger door has some bubbles in the paint as seen in the photo that have not changed during my
The interior is black vinyl. It is original and in remarkably nice condition. There are no tears or seam
separations. The vinyl is supple. It has factory headrests. The seat belts are vintage Rupert Parachute Company
with Porsche script on the buckle. The carpet is original with minimal wear with intact binding. It has an under
dash oil pressure gauge which is after market that works. The clock works but is slow and does not keep accurate
time. The VW Sapphire radio does not work. It was dealer installed with the antenna placed on the right side. The
headliner is nice with no tears. The coco mats are period and original in nice condition. The under dash area looks
The engine is original. In 1973 with 46,000 miles it developed problems and was rebuilt. I have the receipt from
Bob Hindson Racing which was a premier midwest Porsche shop. It starts easily and runs well. It is very reliable.
There is occasional smoke on start up likely from leaky valve guides. It does drip some oil. Carbs and distributor
were rebuilt by Carburetor Rescue.
Transaxle #84244 11 4 741/2C
Original to the car. It shifts well with no grinding. No clutch issues.
Suspension, brake, steering
Tires have good tread. No known suspension issues. Brakes function well. Steers in a straight line. The wheels are
not date matched. The current wheels are chrome 912. The originals were painted.