Alaskan Find: 1964 Porsche 356C

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It is amazing where some cars will pop up, and surprisingly this ’64 Porsche 356C was found in Alaska. Very complete and thought to have only 75,000 original miles, this Porsche is going to need a lot of love to hit the roads again.  Alaska is well known for its winter weather, and this Porsche definitely saw some of that weather before being parked. Although there is rust to contend with, the overall completeness of this 356C certainly could make it a worthwhile restoration candidate. You can begin your dream car restoration for $27,000. Check out this Porsche here on craigslist out of Anchorage, Alaska. Thanks are in order to Jeremy for finding this Porsche in an unexpected place! Thanks Jeremy!

The engine looks to be in very tidy condition, even though it is quite dusty. Based on the photos, this Porsche has been mostly disassembled so the engine is indeed out of the car. The transmission is still in the car, and amazingly doesn’t appear to be incredibly corroded.

The interior aged fairly well in this 356, but the floors weren’t as lucky. I would guess the interior is complete and seems like it would be easy to do an interior restoration with the seats, door panels, and interior hardware. Like the engine, the interior has also been removed to give an idea of the condition of the floors as well.

Cosmetically this 356 doesn’t look too shabby, as there is not much apparent rot on the exterior. Obviously, there is surface rust, but the body looks mostly straight. There is a very slight dent in the driver rear quarter, and the hood looks to have been subjected to something heavy falling on it. The seller is including fresh sheet metal with the car, so you have a “jump” on the restoration. I would guess that upon tearing down the car that the seller found more than he had bargained for. There is nothing wrong with admitting defeat, especially when it comes to a car that holds so much potential value. The verified low miles are a high point, as is the overall level of completeness. This could be a restoration project for the right person who is dedicated with deep pockets. Would you invest the time and money to revive this Alaskan 356?

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  1. Beatnik Bedouin

    Not for the fainthearted, this is very much a major restoration.

    Expect a lot more unseen ‘surprises’…

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  2. Gaspumpchas

    27 large plus shipping, you said it beatnik, Not for the fainthearted, you better know what you are getting into, or have an unlimited supply of scratch.


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  3. Sidney

    Everyone thinks they are going to get rich doing this stuff, but the only people getting rich are the people laughing all the way to the bank selling you this stuff. I once heard of an old ad in the back of a magazine that said, “Sure Fire way to get rich, just send a dollar for the plan.” People who did, got back a note that said, the plan was to put an ad like that in a magazine and get others in on the semi pyramid scheme.

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    Another problem is if you wanted to ship it out you will have the potential to spend around $4,500 to get it to the lower 48. Had a car shipped from the East Coast 2 years ago and spent that amount.

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  5. Danger Dan

    Go up there and get this and the mg-c and go fishing and/or helicopter skiing. Enjoy life everyday, tomorrow is not promised. Danger Dan

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  6. AKZ

    Shipping south ANC-SEA is a bit cheaper – in the 1000-1200 range. Shipped a Volvo Amazon Kombi up late last year SEA-ANC for $1900.

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  7. ivan andersson

    the engine shown is not original for a 356C car. it is a better engine it’s a 356SC, solex carbs, counterweight crankshaft, just like the 356 super 90.

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  8. Bakyrdhero

    I guess I’m fainthearted, but I’d rather buy the black 944 from the other day and spend the money saved on a cross country road trip.

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