Black Plate Driver: 1965 Porsche 356C

1965 Porsche 356C

Don’t let that barn in the background mislead you. This 356 has been loved and well-maintained its entire life. It did suffer a respray in 70s, but otherwise has been kept original. There isn’t any significant rust because it has lived its whole life in sunny California. We have featured many rusty 356s over the years, but I personally think this is the one to get if you actually like to drive your cars. The paint isn’t original and it’s definitely not show quality so you can enjoy the car without having to worry about things like chips or parking lot dings. New tires and a battery were just installed and the seller claims that it is ready to drive anywhere. Unless the next owner is dead set on a restoration, I would recommend that they just maintain the car and use as it was originally intended! Find it here on eBay where it is being offered without reserve.


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  1. Trickie Dickie Member

    Oh Well……….I sold my Porsche Coupe, 1965 356C in 1987 for $7500, really high for that time. And, mine was a 97 point car, virtually almost showroom compared to this one, and 27,000 miles, never even scratched. Will hang on to my current 2013 Honda Accord for a long time………who knows?

  2. RayT Member

    Okay, if I owned this, I’d have to make sure the mechanicals were top-notch so I could drive it worry-free (or relatively so, anyway). And I would definitely fix the rust. Rust doesn’t tend to stay as a small patch…it spreads. And I’d want to be sure there are no other rusty places unrevealed in the photos.

    I’ve never cared for concours-level cars. They need some miles on the clock to take off the excessive shine. This one, aside from the few points mentioned, would work just fine for me.

    • Trickie Dickie Member

      The only real difference between the 356C Porsches and the 356SC cars was that the SC had a bit more horsepower. I drove both and could not really tell the difference. Otherwise the cars were identical in every way.

  3. Dolphin Member

    I don’t think I’ve seen a pure white 356 before. It’s not nearly as appealing as ivory on these cars, and I think that plus the fact that this is a C coupe is holding the bidding back. These are not quite at the bottom of the pecking order for 356s and make the best drivers, so I’m surprised that it’s only at $49K with under a day to go—-taking into account the crazy prices that 356s are bringing, of course.

  4. Daniel

    So why is this a barn find?

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