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LOT 50

1963 Porsche 356C Coupé Registration no. TBA Chassis no. 127210

Sold for £76,500 inc. premium
Lot 50
1963 Porsche 356C Coupé
Registration no. TBA Chassis no. 127210

1963 Porsche 356C Coupé
Registration no. TBA
Chassis no. 127210

Odometer reading: 88,733
MOT Expiry: N/A

*Very original 356C
*Supplied new to Sonauto Porsche in France
*Maintained with Porsche parts only

The Porsche 356 was Porsche's first ever production car and is arguably one of the world's greatest sports cars. Originally introduced in 1948, the 356 had a 17 year production run with the 356C being the last revision before the introduction of the 911 in 1964. The 356C's performance was enhanced significantly when it was introduced in 1963, and was offered with disk brakes and dampened steering. These additions made the car much more responsive than the 356B, and arguably more enjoyable to drive. Other features that helped to distinguish the 356C from its A and B predecessors include revised bodywork (identified by dual air intakes on the engine lid), and larger front and rear windows.

This example is a European specification car and was originally delivered new to Sonauto Porsche, France in 1963. The car was then imported to Lebanon in 2015 where the current owner acquired the car in 2019. The car has been maintained meticulously with Porsche parts and is very original and believed unrestored, yet also refreshed with some new parts. The exterior and interior of the car is in very good condition, and the car runs and drives very well and as it should. The 356C is a historic and revered Porsche that helped lay the foundations of the Porsche sports cars that is renowned today. This example will offer a new owner the opportunity to own and enjoy the car for many years to come.

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Vendor Score Total: 81/100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

Body Work: 4
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 3
Glass: 4
Paint: 4
Wheels/Tyres: 4

Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
Headlining: 5
Seats: 5
Trim: 4

Mechanical components: 4
Running: 5
Starting: 4
Under Bonnet: 4

Axles: 4
Brakes: 4
Gearbox/Clutch: 4
Suspension: 4

Ancillary components: 4
Main components: 4

Car History File: 3

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