BaT Auction: 1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

This 1964 Porsche 356C coupe was originally delivered to Riviera Motors in Portland, Oregon, where it reportedly acted as the personal demo of dealership owner Knute Qvale. The car then went to another owner in Oregon, with whom it remained until acquisition by its current owner in 2018. A repaint in factory Signal Red was subsequently carried out along with replacement of body seals and trim. Power is from a numbers-matching 1,600cc flat-four that was rebuilt by Heckmann & Thiemann Motors in 2010 and is paired with the original four-speed manual transaxle. This 356C is offered on dealer consignment with copies of its Kardex report, service records, a tool kit, and a clean Oregon title.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

A glass-out repaint in original single-stage Signal Red (6407) was carried out under current ownership along with replacement of the door, window, and light seals. New taillights, rear reflectors, headlight lenses, and other lighting and trim are shown on included invoices from a variety of vendors.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

Chrome 15″ steel wheels wear matching hubcaps and 195/80 Federal Super Steel 657 tires with 2012 date codes. Braking is handled by four-wheel discs, and a new master cylinder and front pads were fitted in 2010 along with rebuilt front calipers. Bilstein shocks and a replacement steering damper were also installed at the time.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

The seats, side panels, and dash pad are upholstered in black leatherette, which is complemented by gray carpets and black rubber floor mats. Amenities include a Blaupunkt stereo, a VDO clock, and vent windows. The pedal and toe boards, inner glovebox liner, and heater ducts were replaced in 2019.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

A three-spoke steering wheel frames green-letter VDO instruments including a central tachometer that was rebuilt in 2010 and is flanked by a 120-mph speedometer and a combination gauge. Approximately 26k miles are shown on the five-digit odometer, 3k of which have been added under current ownership. The selling dealer reports that the odometer has rolled over.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

The 1,600cc flat-four was rebuilt by Heckmann and Thiemann Motors of Portland, Oregon in 2010 with new pistons and bores, main and rod bearings, lifters, seals, and ignition components as well as a replacement camshaft. The clutch was changed, the twin Zenith 32 NDIX carburetors carburetors overhauled, and other work carried out as detailed on an invoice in the gallery below.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

Engine number 713639 is pictured above and transmission number 78678 is pictured in the gallery, with both corresponding to those shown on the Kardex report. An oil change was performed in July 2020.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

A new front floor pan section from Stoddard Parts was installed in 2019 according to an invoice below. Additional photos of the floors, suspension components, brakes, and inner wheel wells are provided in the gallery.

1964 Porsche 356C Coupe

Annotated and non-annotated reproductions of the Kardex report show the original driveline numbers, colors, and ownership history. A factory tool kit is included in the sale and a driving video is viewable below.

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