1964 Porsche 356 C Coupe in Sky Blue with only one owner since new.
The Captain’s Car
1964 356C Coupe
We obtained this car from Captain James Patton USN (Retired). Capt. Patton served on five US nuclear attack submarines, two ballistic-missile submarines, and commanded the USS Pargo before becoming the technical consultant for the film The Hunt for Red October. This car has transported The Captain from base to base since September 5, 1964 when he purchased it new from Annis-Morrill Porsche/VW in Framingham MA.
The C (Type 6 or T-6), received the last, best, most unbreakable stuff in the development of the 356. Revered, reliable and virtually recession-proof, the most notable changes from previous 356s were disc brakes all around, a first on a road going Porsche, flat hubcaps (required to cover this new technology) and dual air intakes on the engine lid.
About the restoration.
We documented that all numbers match on The Captain’s car, then we lovingly restored it with no expense spared. Rusted areas were stripped to bare metal and received expert repair — metal replaced and filled without use of lead or plastic fillers. The floor was stripped and recoated in the factory finish. The body was resprayed with Spies-Hecker two-stage urethane (the most expensive paint for the application) in its original Porsche Sky Blue, before fresh sound deadening material and weather stripping were applied throughout.
As many original parts have been maintained as possible. Most parts have been removed and refinished to proper factory specifications including knobs and switches, interior lights and trim were either polished, refinished or re-chromed. All gauges freshly rebuilt. The seating is recovered in high quality red leather with new carpets and headliner highlighting the fully restored steering wheel and re-chromed shifter.
The Captain’s Car’s undercarriage appears virtually new displaying all new seals and bushings, cables, kingpins, link pins, transmission mounts, voltage regulator, starter motor, Koni steering damper, master cylinder, brake hoses and lines, wheel bearings, discs, and freshly rebuilt calipers. The tires are Classic Vredesteins mounted on new chromed wheels capped with new hubcaps. The ceramic coated exhaust and heat exchangers were installed as was a new billet oil sump cover. The gas tank was dipped and refinished. The trunk is complete with a new spare tire, fresh battery, and toolkit and jack restored to a level befitting the car. The exterior sports new headlights, taillights and fresh emblems. All parts have either been cadmium plated, powder coated, sprayed or refinished to correct factory specifications. It has been gone through from top to bottom with an extreme level of care and attention to detail. The car shows “as new” and everything works exactly as it came from the factory including the cigarette lighter and all indicator and interior lights.
The engine has been meticulously rebuilt to 1,720 ccs with an upgraded camshaft increasing horsepower by 40 to an estimated 115 hp by Gaspare Fasulo of Gaswerks Garage. The transaxle is completely rebuilt with fresh synchros and bearings.
Included with the car are the original 1964 owner’s manual, service book and several original keys. Also included are historical records including a bill of sale, registrations, repair receipts, inspections, and other materials tracing The Captain’s relocations to bases while serving in the US Navy. Among these are a photocopy of the Captain’s daughter at approximately three years old holding the door handle and personal notations. One describes the Fall of ’66 when his pregnant wife Mary and friends Terry’s pregnant wife drove the car cross country to be shipped to Hawaii as he and Terry rode the submarine Flasher from New London to Pearl Harbor.
This 356 is ready to go — for spirited driving, rallying or just blowing wind through your hair and is a must see.
Available by appointment only.
All serious inquiries should be directed to Mark Starr at +1 (914) 217-4817.