I have a 1964
356C that belonged to my grandfather that I am reluctantly selling.
If you know of anyone who would be interested in a low mileage
fully documented bathtub, please contact me at email@example.com. I have put an asking
price, but do not know much about current pricing of 356s in
this condition and with this type history. Car is located in
ordered this car and it was courtesy delivered by the VW dealer
in Kalispell, MT. As stated above I have full documentation and
maintenance records. The current mileage is 38,000. The car is
original with the exception of a repaint in 1996 and new tires
in 2000. There is some rust repair needed at the front of the
driver's quarter / rear driver door edge and around the trunk
lid / fender edge on the driver's side. (Thanks to the MT Department
of Transportation and their liberal use of calcium chloride during
the winter in this valley.) The car was rust free at the time
of the repaint in 96. The car has not been driven since that
winter of 2000-2001. The under carriage will need detailing as
this car has been a driver.
The color is
the original Signal Red with black vinyl interior. As far as
the interior is concerned, the seats are in good shape, the vinyl
is still soft. The driver's seat has a small section of stitching
coming loose (about an inch) in the bottom cover. There is no
material damage that I can see but the seam should be restitched.
This area is nearly invisible unless you are looking very closely,
so a quick fix now should be easy. The outside edge of the driver's
seat also has a small split or tear in it that must have happened
in the sixties. The electrical tape that my grandfather used
to cover it up is still there. I didn't have the heart to remove
it. The dash pad is original and perfect, as are all of the other
pieces on the inside with the exception of a very small tear
in the headliner on the right rear by the side window defroster
duct and some fraying on the speaker grilles, for which I have
no explanation. Everything works including the radio and clock.
I sent the clock in to be repaired and they updated it to a quartz
movement, It is ticking along happily to this day.
has been in the car since 2000 (unhooked of course) still has
enough juice to turn the car over? The brakes feel firm as well
but I would highly suggest flushing the system again, (I did
so in 1997 before I started driving the car again after its 18
year nap). I would also recommend replacing the rubber feed hoses
in the brake system before driving the car extensively. The hoses
may be fine, but they are, after all, 45 plus years old.
The car has
not been out of the driveway since late 2000. Still, all seems
to be well. This has been the car's pattern since I got it in
1996. Way back then, even after sitting 18 years, the only thing
needed to get it running again was cleaning the varnish at the
petcock and the fuel pump, and a condenser replacement. I imagine
this time will be similar as it fired up with just a trickle
of fuel into the carbs.
your standard leaks, valve cover (it appears at first glance
under the car) and trans (the outside is damp), the car appears
The tank should
be pulled, washed out, and sealed as well. The gas does not smell
very varnished, but I am sure after sitting since late 2000 it
is no good. The fuel lines will need to be blown out as well.
car is in need of a new muffler. The original one finally started
to succumb to rot in late 1999. I have a new Dansk muffler and
tail pipes. If it weren't for the popping and rattling coming
from the muffler, and my anal freak side, a guy could get used
to the low rumble the car has now. I guess that is a flash back
from my muscle car days.
The floor pans
and longitudinals are solid. The undercarriage needs a complete
detail, Just one of the many projects that got put off in favor
of the fun to be had driving the car. As far as suspension work,
the only things that I know of that could stand to be replaced
would be bushings. The shock bushings etc. are pretty age weary
and cracking. I started to notice a little thumping coming from
the rear over the bumps the last few times I drove the car. The
steering is still unbelievably tight although I did notice some
dampness showing on the gearbox when I crawled underneath yesterday.
I would strongly recommend a wheel bearing pack as well.
The one thing I would replace on the inside at some point, is
the carpet. It is serviceable now but I see some areas where
it is starting to fray when you vacuum. It has been dyed black
(by me) because it had faded to a pretty unsightly off tan color
by the time I got the car. There is also a spot on the left kick
panel pocket where it is tearing loose. I believe this to be
from my grandfather's boot dragging across that edge as he got
The floor covering is still excellent as are the pedal pads and
All in all,
I feel the car represents its miles very well. There is some
normal wear as it has been a driver not a show car. As a daily
driver, most if not all of the imperfections inside would not
be an issue.
I think with some time and TLC the new owner of this car would
be hard pressed to find a better example of a 356C anywhere.
I know I will regret selling this car. I want this car to go
to a home where it will be appreciated and DRIVEN as they were
meant to be.
I can be contacted
by phone:406-755-1346 cell 406-261-5002 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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