Porsche 356C Cabriolet

At first glance, Porsche’s 356C, which was introduced in mid-1963, differed little from the prior 356B models and continued to use the T-6 body type introduced in 1962. However, the 356C benefited from the addition of standard Dunlop four-wheel disc brakes, a higher-lift camshaft for the 1600 C engine, new flat-face hubcaps, and deeper bucket seats, courtesy of Porsche’s acquisition of Reutter, which owned a subsidiary that later became known as Recaro.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August of 2010 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California and in March of 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, Florida.

107 bhp (SAE), 1,582 cc air-cooled, horizontally-opposed four-cylinder engine rebuilt to “SC” specifications, dual carburetors, four-speed manual gearbox in rear-mounted transaxle, independent front suspension with parallel trailing arms, transverse laminated torsion bars and anti-roll bar, independent rear suspension with swing axles and transverse torsion bars, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Wheelbase: 82.7".

Source: RM Auctions
Photo Credit: Copyright Darin Schnabel

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