Displacement: 1,582 cc
Horsepower: 74 bhp @ 5,000 rpm
Engine Torque: 86 ft lb @ 3,700 rpm
Top Speed: 107 mph
0 - 60 mph: 13.5 seconds
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Fifteen years after it went into production, Porsche launched the final, most advanced, version of the 356, the 356C. It featured the T6 twin grille body from the last of the B series cars, but for the first time, incorporated four wheel disc brakes to complement the now standard 75 hp engine from the previous series Super model.
They were so refined & well built, that they had the lowest warranty cost of any Porsche to that point, if not of any car. They combined looks, performance & handling in one incredible package.
This particular car has had one owner for the last twenty years and still bears its original, black California plate, as it has never left the Golden State. Consequently, it is entirely rust free. The body and paint are perfectly straight and show no sign of any accident. The interior has been completely reupholstered in leather with German square-weave carpet.
On the road, its behavior is exemplary, the engine pulling strongly as one shifts cleanly through all the gears. The steering and braking are equally crisp and corners are handled with aplomb.
One of the finest examples of the 356s finest hour.