Paris

7 February 2018

1965 Porsche 356 C 1600 C Cabriolet by Reutter

  • Chassis no. 161416
  • Engine no. 716135

Without Reserve

Documents: Dutch Kentekenbewijs


  • Extensive recent restoration, with receipts on file
  • Presented in original Signal Red over black
  • Retains its original engine


Excluding the rare and costly Carrera, the 1600 C and SC Cabriolets were Porsche’s most exclusive road cars of the era, offering comfort, performance and enjoyable handling. With 75 hp, the C Cabriolet could cruise easily at 80 mph and see 100 on a good day. Disc brakes at all four corners could easily scrub off speed.

According to its Certificate of Authenticity, this example was invoiced on 17 November 1964, with its build completed in 1965. It was finished in Signal Red over black leather, with a black German canvas folding top. The Reutter-built Cabriolet was ordered with desirable options, including Koni shock absorbers and chromed wheel caps. According to its factory Kardex, this cabriolet was delivered through Brumos in Jacksonville, USA, and remained in the U.S. until at least 2007.

Recently subject to an extensive restoration totalling almost €78.000, invoices for this and other maintenance works accompany this stunningly presented, matching-numbers 356 C Cabriolet. This car represents a fine example of one of the most highly regarded of the 356-model range, benefitting from several years of evolution, perfecting the car throughout its lifetime.





• Restauration complète et récente, dossier de factures
• Teinte d'origine "rouge Signal" et intérieur noir
• Moteur d'origine


Hormis la rare et coûteuse Carrera, les cabriolets 1600 C et SC étaient chez Porsche les modèles les plus exclusifs de leur époque ; ils offraient confort, performances et tenue de route plaisante. Avec une puissance de 75 ch, le cabriolet C pouvait facilement tenir une vitesse de croisière de 130 km/h et atteindre 160 km/h au besoin. Des freins à disque sur les quatre roues assuraient à la voiture un freinage efficace.

D'après son Certificat d'Authenticité, cet exemplaire a été facturé le 17 novembre 1964 et il est sorti des chaînes en 1965. Il était de teinte "rouge Signal" avec intérieur en cuir noir, le tout complété par une capote allemande noire. Ce cabriolet fabriqué par Reutter a été commandé avec des options désirables, comme des amortisseurs Koni et des enjoliveurs de roues chromés. Selon son "Kardex" d'usine, il a été livré par l'intermédiaire de Brumos à Jacksonville, aux États-Unis, pays où il est resté au moins jusqu'en 2007.

Ce magnifique cabriolet 356 C à numéros concordants a été sujet récemment d'une restauration complète pour un total de presque 78 000 €. Les factures de cette opération sont incluses au dossier, qui renferme aussi des factures d'entretien. Cette Porsche est un bel exemplaire d'un des modèles les plus recherchés de la gamme 356 et il bénéficie de plusieurs années d'évolution et de perfectionnements apportés au cours de son existence.

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