1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe Matching Numbers
It is signal red (6407) which is the original color. It has been painted once but the date is unknown. I would
guess at least 30 years. There is no evidence of crash damage. The pan is original and solid including the battery
box. Most of the factory undercoat remains. The paint looks reasonable from 20 feet but there are several chips,
checking and a few 2" small dents on the top of the right front fender. The jack points are solid. The dash and
door jambs have original paint. The gaps are excellent and the doors close nicely with authority. The hood is
unbent. It is not marked with a number. The glass is good but there is a small chip in the driver side windshield
that has not been repaired. The windshield is not original and is not tinted like the rest of the glass. The lower
edge of the passenger door has some bubbles in the paint as seen in the photo that have not changed during my
The interior is black vinyl. It is original and in remarkably nice condition. There are no tears or seam
separations. The vinyl is supple. It has factory headrests. The seat belts are vintage Rupert Parachute Company
with Porsche script on the buckle. The carpet is original with minimal wear with intact binding. It has an under
dash oil pressure gauge which is after market that works. The clock works but is slow and does not keep accurate
time. The VW Sapphire radio does not work. It was dealer installed with the antenna placed on the right side. The
headliner is nice with no tears. The coco mats are period and original in nice condition. The under dash area looks
The engine is original. In 1973 with 46,000 miles it developed problems and was rebuilt. I have the receipt from
Bob Hindson Racing which was a premier midwest Porsche shop. It starts easily and runs well. It is very reliable.
There is occasional smoke on start up likely from leaky valve guides. It does drip some oil. Carbs and distributor
were rebuilt by Carburetor Rescue.
Transaxle #84244 11 4 741/2C
Original to the car. It shifts well with no grinding. No clutch issues.
Suspension, brake, steering
Tires have good tread. No known suspension issues. Brakes function well. Steers in a straight line. The wheels are
not date matched. The current wheels are chrome 912. The originals were painted.
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Auto blogFri, 17 May 2013 16:28:00 EST
A few weeks ago, we bid a fond happy 40th anniversary to the automotive dark ages of 1973-84 that have come to be known as "The Malaise Era" - the performance ice-age when 160 horsepower was a lot and a 0-60 time of under 10 seconds was remarkable. Like music in the 1980s, everything in automobiledom didn't suck, however. There were a few bright spots. Here are five of our favorites:
1976-79 Porsche 930, aka 911 Turbo Carrera (above)
Photo Credit: Dorotheum
That Porsche is returning to Le Mans next year with a top-tier LMP1 entry is no news - we've known that for some time. We've even seen pictures of the car in question undergoing testing at various racetracks across Europe, been told who'll be driving it and given some basic parameters of what will make it go. We just haven't known what to call it, but now we do.
In detailing its full endurance racing program for next year at its Night of Champions in Weissach, Porsche has revealed that its new LMP1 racecar will be called the 919 Hybrid. So, something like the 918 Spyder, only one faster. With a four-cylinder engine and a pair of electric motors, the 919 Hybrid will be taking on the top class at Le Mans next year, with a compelling roster of drivers on the docket: along with Mark Webber, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Neel Jani, Porsche has assigned its works driver Marc Lieb and F1 test driver Brendon Hartley to the effort. But that's not all Porsche has in store.
The factory is also supporting teams that will campaign the 911 RSR in the FIA World Endurance Championship as well as the United SportsCar Championship here in the US, taking Porsche off the pit wall and right in the race seat for next year as part of a comprehensive new racing program, details of which you can read in the press release below.
Thieves carried out what appears to be a movie-script-perfect robbery of a bank in Sydney, Australia early on Friday morning, using two stolen high-performance vehicles in the process.
At around 11:15 AM local time, in near mid-day light, reports say that two men in masks smashed into the side of a Westpac bank in a confirmed-stolen black Porsche Cayenne. The perpetrators were armed with sledgehammers according to witness reports, and took only about five minutes to take what they were after inside of the bank.
The rapid getaway was executed in a Subaru WRX, also confirmed as a stolen vehicle, while witnesses snapped camera phone images of the illicit goings on. One Twitter user posted a few of the images to his social media feed; you can take a look at them in our small gallery below. Follow on down for the full video report, from The Sydney Morning Herald.