1965 Porsche 356C

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 oppsed 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.


by Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2006

Related Reading : Porsche 356 History

During the war Ferdinand Ferry Porsche and a handful of his proven, faithful employees had started work on development number 356 in their workshops moved to the town of Gmünd in Kärnten. The first design drawings were completed on 17 July 1947 and on 8 June 1948 the Kärnten state government issued a special permit homologating the car. Returning home after being held by the French as a prisoner....
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Related Reading : Porsche 356 History

The Porsche 365C has been named the number ten on the list of Top Sports Cars of the 1960s by Sports Car International in 2004. The Porsche 356 is still widely regarded as a collector car that has capably stood the test of time. There is some debate over which vehicle was the first official Porsche, the pre-war Porsche 64 being actually a VW racing automobile. The 356 was a sports car designed....
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1965 Vehicle Profiles

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 161923
Engine Num: P717512

Porsche sub-contracted the construction of the cabriolet bodywork to several different coachbuilders with Reutter undertaking the majority of the orders. Other contributors included Karmann of Osnabruck, Drauz of Heilbronn and d'Ieteren of Brussels.....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 160997

The 1965 Porsche 'C' Cabriolet (Chassis #160997) was delivered to Brumos Porsche in Jacksonville, Florida on September 9, 1964. According to the Porsche archives, the car was designated a 1965 upon arriving in United States. The C Porsche was the l....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 161416

This 1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet was offered for sale at the 2007 RM Auctions held in Amelia Island, Florida. The car was offered without reserve and estimated to sell between $50,000 - $70,000. It is powered by a 1600cc air-cooled four-cylinder en....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Coupe

This Signal Red 1964 356C 2000GS coupe is one of only 440 Carrera 2s built by Porsche and among just 126 on the T-6 'C' chassis. The current owner's rescued it in 2007, after more than three decades of neglect in England, in a decrepit and badly rust....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Cabriolet

The last version of the 356, the C, was produced between 1963 and late 1965, and early 1966. Some 16,678 were built. The body designed for the 'new look' T6 model, first introduced in 1961, was carried through to the end of the series without the C n....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 160371
Engine Num: 811908
Gearbox Num: 77912

Janis Joplin paid about $3,500 for this 1965 Porsche 356c Cabriolet when she bought it from a Beverly Hills auto dealer in September of 1968. Prior to the sale, the dealer had painted the car oyster white. Joplin, however, wanted something more drama....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: 131753
Engine Num: 97447

This Porsche 356C Carrera 2 GS 2000 4-cam is the last Carrera 2 made. Its engine, original to the car, is the last of a series of 447 Carrera 2 engines manufactured. The manufacture date is January 2, 1965 making it the only 1965 Carrera 4-cam engine....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: 162126
Engine Num: 733180

This Porsche 356C is finished in Irish Green over black leather. It is among the last 50 constructed and was completed on May 20th of 1965. The only option listed was a set of Dunlop tires, but the car is fitted with a number of other options includi....[continue reading]

1965 Porsche 356C vehicle information

Coupe

This Porsche 356C has been in storage since 1975 with less than 96,000 miles on its odometer. Thankfully it has been back on the road since 2017 after 40-odd years of slumber. About half of the 78,000-plus 356s produced are believed to still exist to....[continue reading]

Cabriolet
Chassis #: 161923 
Coupe
Chassis #: 160997 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 161416 
Coupe
 
Cabriolet
 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 160371 
Coupe
Chassis #: 131753 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: 162126 
Coupe
 

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1965 356C
$4,500-$24,400
1965 Porsche 356C Price Range: $4,095 - $4,500

$4,575 - $4,870

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Porsche
1970Ford (2,096,184)Chevrolet (1,451,305)Volkswagen (1,193,853)
1969Chevrolet (2,092,947)Ford (1,826,777)Volkswagen (1,241,580)
1968Chevrolet (2,139,290)Ford (1,753,334)Volkswagen (1,191,854)
1967Chevrolet (2,206,639)Ford (1,730,224)Toyota (1,068,321)
1966Ford (2,212,415)Chevrolet (2,206,639)Volkswagen (1,168,146)
1965Chevrolet (2,375,118)Ford (2,170,795)Volkswagen (1,174,687)1,688
1964Chevrolet (2,318,619)Ford (1,594,053)Toyota (1,068,321)
1963Chevrolet (2,237,201)Ford (1,525,404)Fiat (957,941)
1962Chevrolet (2,061,677)Ford (1,476,031)Fiat (957,941)5,759
1961Ford (1,338,790)Chevrolet (1,318,014)Volkswagen (807,488)7,559
1960Chevrolet (1,653,168)Ford (1,439,370)Toyota (1,068,321)7,559

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