Selling a 1965 Porsche 356C


1965 Porsche 356 C
1965 Porsche 356 C

All good things must come to an end, and with the 1965 Porsche 356C the fifteen-year production life of the world-renowned Porsche 356 series would come to a close. First launched in 1963, the Porsche 356C would be the final generation of the series, and would retain the same T-6 body type of the previous 356B; very little would change. One of the smallest, yet most notable changes was on the hubcaps. Specifically designed to cover the four-wheel disc brakes and new bolt pattern of the newly released 911, the hubcaps featured a flatter design that did not protrude from the center like previous models. This is one of the telltale signs that a 356 model is from the 356C range. In total, 1,689 units of the 1965 Porsche 356C were estimated to be made during this production year. Interestingly, the last ten 356’s, which were Cabriolet models, were manufactured for the Dutch police in march 1966 and were designated as 1965 models. As a 356C owner, you know that the 356C represents all the advancements and changes that came down the line throughout production. They are perhaps the best choice for buyers looking to use their 356 as an everyday or occasional driver. When selling your 1965 Porsche 356C, these are some of the marketable attributes you can discuss with potential buyers.


1965 Porsche 356C Seller’s Guide

During 1965, the Porsche 356C was offered as a Coupe and Cabriolet, as well as in a special 356SC designation that offered increased performance and power. While the Cabriolet is perhaps the most desired body style, the 356SC and its 90 horsepower is also of particular interest to buyers. When it comes time to sell your 1965 Porsche 356C, there are a few standard questions that educated buyers will have regarding your classic. The first is typically authenticity. Showing buyers chassis and engine numbers, as well as pointing out special 1965 356-specific traits like the hubcaps, can help verify authenticity. The second question is typically about overall condition and rust. The biggest culprit to the 356’s condition is rust, as very little rust protection was used in manufacturing during this era. Some rust can be expected on poor and fair condition examples, however if you are selling a pristine or good condition model, it is expected that you have taken care of any rust issues. The last question usually has something to do with documentation. Buyers can get great insight from ownership history, maintenance and repair records, or restoration receipts if available. These are just a few Seller’s Tips from the Alex Manos team of classic car professionals.



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