1965 Porsche 356C Cabriolet
Story and History
If you start looking around for a classic 356 you notice they are all restored to one degree or another and have you ever asked yourself why? The answer is really quite simple as it’s much harder to maintain a car than to replace one. Look in your driveway and be honest about what you see. Are your going to own it and preserve it forever or is it just your next trade in. Classic Porsches weren’t always classics and very few have been properly maintained and all of their originality persevered. This is one of the very few!
On September 26, 1965 John Engels made the eight-mile drive to his local Porsche dealership to pick-up his new 356 C Cabriolet. He special-ordered the car in Dolphin Grey, adding chrome wheels and seat belts. He took the car home and there it remained for the next 50+ years! At first only John drove the car; decades later his son got his chance. The dry southern California climate has preserved this car like none we have ever seen.