Name: 1964 Porsche 356C
Year Produced: 1964-1965
Number Built: 1,101
Class: Sports Car
Body Type: 2-door coupe
Engine: Flat 4
Power: 88 hp @ 5200 RPM
0-60mph: 13.5 seconds
Top Speed: 100 mph
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Length/width/height: 158 in/ 65.8in/ 51.7in)
Wheelbase: 83 in.
Base Price: US$4,295
Current Value: US$138,000 (Hagerty)
The Porsche 356 has seen its share of both ridicule and praise for the past several years. Cynics mercilessly criticized that the engine was located in the wrong place, and that the car was underpowered. Of course, those folks have never been fortunate enough to unwind a 356 on a twisty road. Aside from that exhilaration, tick off bank-vault construction, tidy design, and superb quality on the checklist. Hagerty seems to have look past the naysayers and was bold enough to include the 1964 Porsche 356C in its list of seven cars with investment potential.
Brian Rabold of Hagerty explains, “Most car collectors consider the 1959 A as the ultimate collectible with regards to coupes, especially when fitted with a sunroof, but the 1965 Porsche 356C is a more practical way to enjoy the car. Improved performance and visibility, and disc brakes all around make it very easy to live with. Versus Cabriolets, the coupe body style means you don’t have to watch the forecast in order to enjoy the car.”
Given the direction where the market is headed, Hagerty believes that the value of the 356C may reach up to 26% within a 60-month gain and is valued at an average price of USD$57,900.
Other classic cars that made in Hagerty’s round up of potentially lucrative vehicles are:
- Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder
- Bentley R-Type Continental
- BMW 507
- Mercedes-Benz 300SL roadster
- BMW M1
- Shelby Cobra 289
So what do you make of this classic 1964 Porsche 356C? Are you a fan or does it not do it for you.
Let us know in the comments below.