Matching Numbers Project Car: 1964 Porsche 356 SC

This 1964 Porsche 356 SC is a major undertaking, but also represents one of the more sought-after models of old-school aircooleds. The SC packed a 95 b.h.p., 1600cc engine that delivered stirring performance when new, and while this car’s engine is incomplete, it does retain its numbers matching case. The body is rough but certainly not past the point of saving. Find this restoration-ready SC here on eBay with bids to just over $15K and the reserve unmet.

The seller has listed a Buy-It-Now of $30,000. While it looks quite sad in these exterior photos, the bodywork is far from the worst we’ve seen. However, to form a truly clear opinion, you really need to see the underside as well, and these photos are not included in the listing. While it looks quite incomplete here, the seller notes the 356 will include most of the major parts needed to complete re-assembly. The eBay photos do show a large number of un-installed parts.

The SC will also come with a clear title and its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. The seller notes it left the factory with a variety of options, including antenna, trim stripes, loudspeakers, and Dunlop tires. Here we can see at least one of the headlight buckets, three of the four stock hubcaps, what appears to be seat slides/rails, and more odds and ends. The seller notes the transmission, engine case, doors, and wheels are all the correct, date-coded components.

The pictures of the seat covers and other materials reveal that have survived in surprisingly good condition, or that they’ve already been replaced once. While the engine is missing several key components – including the jugs, carbs, and other items not disclosed – starting with the correct case makes sourcing those bits seem almost inconsequential by comparison. The SC is definitely a 356 worth buying, and in this case, restoring to its original Ruby Red configuration.


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  1. Steve R

    Alaska seems like an odd place to find a 356. It’s location will make it difficult to inspect, shipping will also be expensive, buyers will need to have faith the description is accurate.

    Steve R

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  2. bobhess bobhess Member

    No look underneath no look into the wallet. Owned two of these as daily drivers. Very nice cars when they are all in one lump. Every square inch of this one is going to have to be worked.

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  3. TimM

    Lots of metal work to get this one straight!!! Had to be a heck of a driver on the unpaved roads of Alaska!!! Unless it was only ran in the city!! I wonder what shipping on this would be to the lower 48????

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    • SusanOliver

      Shipping would be more reasonable if it was compacted into a nice small more manageable cube.

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      • Del

        Susan stole my comments.😁😂🤣

        Where do I file a complaint ?

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  4. Jack Quantrill

    Modern day gold rush! They will flock to this like the 49’ers!

  5. Tom Lange

    The SC was the one to have; more power than a C, but much more streetable than a Carrera 2.

    Interesting that new, an SC coupe cost more than a C Cabriolet!

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  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Sold for $24,100.

    • Del

      Another No Show bidder.

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