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1965 PORSCHE 356 C 1600 CABRIOLET BY REUTTER
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Highlights

  • SPECTACULAR CONDITION!
  • FROM THE PROMINENT COLLECTION OF FILMMAKER RICHARD DONNER
  • OVER 50 YEARS OF COLLECTOR OWNERSHIP BY MR. DONNER
  • PURCHASED NEW BY BENNETT KEARNS OF BEVERLY HILLS
  • ORIGINAL TWO OWNER CALIFORNIA CAR FROM NEW
  • ORIGINAL MATCHING NUMBERS ENGINE AND GEARBOX
  • STUNNING COLOR COMBINATION
  • DRIVES AND PERFORMS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFULLY
  • FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH ITS KARDEX, AND PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
  • ONE OF ONLY 587 EXAMPLES BUILT
  • TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL
  • ONE OF THE NICEST EXAMPLES WE'VE OFFERED IN YEARS
  • A COLLECTORS DREAM
  • Options Include:
  • LEATHER INTERIOR
  • FACTORY VENTILATED CHROME WHEELS
  • 4-SPEED MANUAL TRANSAXLE
  • 4-WHEEL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION
  • 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES
  • WEBASTO GAS HEATER
  • By the mid-1960s, production of the 356 was winding down, as Porsche was betting its future on the all-new six-cylinder 911. Cabriolets were a mainstay of the 356 series, and just 587 were constructed for 1965. They were top-of-the-line—expensive, hand-crafted with the best materials and workmanship, and a pleasure to drive over long distances. The C’s 75-horsepower engine replaced the 1600 Super of the 356 B, and the Cs and SCs were now equipped with very effective ATE disc brakes and a larger, stronger clutch. The torsion bars were slightly smaller in diameter for a better ride, and the padded fabric top ensured quiet at highway speeds. With the top down, drivers and passengers could enjoy alfresco motoring at its finest.

     

    The magnificent Porsche 356 C featured here is finished in stunning and highly desirable Schwarz black over matching black leather interior and black folding convertible top. This incredible motorcar is one of only 587 examples built in 1965 and was sold through Competition Porsche of Clover City, California to its first owner Bennett Kearns of Beverly Hills. In 1971 Mr. Kearns sold it to its second owner, famed film producer Richard Donner who meticulously cared for and restored it as needed for the next five decades. Accompanying this investment grade Porsche 356 are its owner’s manual, tools, Kardex, and Porsche certificate of authenticity. This exquisite Porsche 356 C Cabriolet with its incredible provenace, matching numbers engine and gearbox would be the perfect example to add to any premier collection. Offered to the most astute collector investor or enthusiast who understands and appreciates the investment potential of this iconic German classic.

     

    Ready to make an investment you can actually enjoy? Classic cars have proven to be among the most resilient and rewarding investments in recent years with the Historic Automobile Group Index (HAGI) jumping 39% in 2013, 16% in 2014, and 17% in 2015 while posting gains of 467% over the last 10 years. Please contact one of our expert sales consultants for more information. They will be happy to give you a complete walk-around, supply you with a more detailed description and answer any questions you may have. Buy with confidence.

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    Year:
    1965
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356 C 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter
    Color:
    Schwarz Black
    VIN:
    161615
    Mileage:
    28228
    Stock Number:
    407744

    Engine:
    1.6L Flat 4
    Transmission:
    4-Speed Manual
    Style:
    Cabriolet
    N.A.D.A. Value
    $330,800.00
    DISCOUNT
    $110,100.00
    BUY IT NOW PRICE
    $219,900.00

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. is located in beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. Our dealership spans 4 acres, boasts 3 luxurious showrooms, a state-of-the-art service department, a world-class restoration facility, and is only minutes away from Lambert International Airport. While we offer our cars for online sale and auction, we do also encourage you to visit our beautiful classic car showroom!

    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
    Why buy from Daniel Schmitt & Co?

    Family owned and operated for over 50 years, we are a classic and luxury car gallery, committed to delivering some of the rarest, highest-quality classic cars, to customers worldwide. Throughout the years, our classic car dealership has built its reputation as one of the most trusted providers of classic cars to enthusiasts, collectors or investors. We offer truly unique and beautiful motorcars for sale.


    As Daniel Schmitt & Co. reviews will attest, we focus on providing a world-class automobile shopping experience with thorough descriptions and detailed images - an absolute must in the digital age, when many of our classic and investment cars are sold online. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


    We look forward to working with you!

    (314)291-7000 or info@schmitt.com
    NADA Guides February 15th, 2022

    High Retail: $330,800.00


    Year:
    1965
    Make:
    Porsche
    Model:
    356 C 1600 Cabriolet by Reutter
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    High Retail Value
    This vehicle would be in excellent condition overall. It could be a completely restored or an extremely well maintained original vehicle showing very minimal wear. The exterior paint, trim, and mechanics are not in need of reconditioning. The interior would be in excellent condition. Note: This value does not represent a “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle *.* “100 Point” or “# 1” vehicle is not driven. It would generally be in a museum or transported in an enclosed trailer to concourse judging and car shows. This type of car would be stored in a climate-regulated facility.

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    We work closely with many banking institutions that understand and recognize the collector value of classic cars and view them as an investment, which allows us to help you get the financing you need so that you can have the car you have dreamed of.


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    Daniel Schmitt & Co. Classic Car Gallery
    3455 N. Lindbergh Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63074
    Telephone: (314)291-7000
    Fax: (314)291-0957
    Email: info@schmitt.com
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    A FAMILY TRADITION FOR OVER 50 YEARS, SELLING CLASSIC & FINE MOTORCARS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD
    Whether you are looking to buy a foreign exotic car or a premium American classic car, Daniel Schmitt & Company is ready to help you find the automobile of your dreams. You will find a wide selection of vehicles in our classic car showroom, which is located in the beautiful and historic St. Louis, Missouri. We offer pre-purchase inspections of any car upon request. Call or e-mail us today to arrange a test drive.

    Daniel Schmitt & Co.
    3455 North Lindbergh Blvd
    St. Louis, MO 63074
    (314)291-7000
    info@schmitt.com

    Showroom Hours
    Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    (open until 5:00 by appointment)
    Sunday: Closed

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