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1965 Porsche 356 on 2040-cars

US $28,800.00
Year:1965 Mileage:89184 Color: Red /
 Black
Location:

Mission, Kansas, United States

Mission, Kansas, United States

1965 Porsche 356 C Coupe Matching Numbers

Body
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
ownership.

Interior
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
near new.

Engine #716331
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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Tue, 13 May 2014 09:59:00 EST

Porsche has found itself in the good graces of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, which is pretty odd considering it's the only brand we know of that offers leather-lined vents. The activist group is praising the sports car manufacturer's handling of reports that some of its dealerships were set to feature tigers or tiger cubs at the local launch events for the Macan. Apparently, "macan" is the Malay word for tiger, which explains the connection between a highly touted crossover and a jungle cat.
A Tampa, FL dealership already displayed some three-week-old cubs, with PETA saying tigers for display should be at least eight to 12 weeks old. Even then, the group argues that the animals can suffer due to stress, malnourishment, neglect and a lack of veterinary care. The group brings up legal concerns, as well, arguing that if one of the cubs bit a customer, the dealership could be held liable (we're no big cat experts, but it seems unlikely a three-week-old cub could do that much damage).
Porsche's PR department quickly reacted to PETA's claims, with Vice President of Marketing Andre Oosthuizen, telling the group that Porsche is concerned about the "welfare of any animal, large or small, wild or domesticated." Oosthuizen's statements were reported in an official PETA blog.

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Thu, 01 May 2014 19:58:00 EST

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