Last is best: ’65 356SC Coupe
We would wager a guess that not many of our readers would turn down the opportunity to be a Porsche 356 owner (if money were no object). They are well-built, a delight to drive and nice to look at. We think the early A Coupes are the coolest although they are the most primitive of the bunch. On the other end of the spectrum is the C and SC Coupes and Cabs. The wheels have disc brakes, the torsion bars are a little softer, the windows a bit bigger and the bodies were built in-house. The C and SC differ in the engine department. The 356C you’re likely to locate will have a pushrod flat-four with a compression ratio of 8.5:1, and is fed through a pair of Zenith 32 NDIX carburetors with twin chokes. But an SC, like today’s featured Togo Brown, Porsche 356 SC, is actually an improvement over the earlier Super 90. The SC engine has larger exhaust valves, uses a Super 90 camshaft profile, 9.5:1 compression and twin Solex PII-40 twin-choke carburetors. This car has a lot going for it. It is a rust-free car refinished in 1986 so it doesn’t look freshly minted. It has been treated to Koni shocks, improved lighting and Webers. All of the little things like the original radio work properly and we like that. It comes with many original documents and the proper tool kit, spare and jack. The asking price is $75,000 and after a weekend of blood-curdling prices at Monterey, it doesn’t seem far off for a matching numbers SC. Contact the seller by clicking here.