For most Porsche lovers, the 356 SC/GT is nearly a myth: with all six lightweight production road racers all delivered to the same Northern California dealer, few have ever seen one, let alone owned one. One of a series of special, low-production 356s built by the factory to appeal to niche buyers, these few SC/GTs are generally in long-term 356 collections, making acquiring one a challenge. On top of that, the near-half-million-dollar expense takes them off the road in general.
The ideal SC/GT is one that enjoys all the benefits of the car, somehow avoiding the inevitable angst in driving one on the road, which led to the expert recreation offered from the Robert Rathe Porsche Collection. As with all SC/GTs, it uses a GT bodyshell, with lightweight aluminum doors, boot and bonnet hand crafted by noted expert Mark Barton at The Panel Shop. Plexiglass side and rear windows are also correct for an SC/GT. One of the model’s other distinguishing features was an unusually well-trimmed interior, here recreated with Black leather GT seats by Autos International, together with a factory roll bar kit and 80-liter competition gas tank. Body and interior made it a GT, so the 1600 engine needed to be SC-spec. A type-616/16 SC engine includes three-piece cast aluminum crankcase, special bearings, sodium-filled valves, Ferral cylinders and host of other modifications for 95 HP at 5,500 RPM. This rebuilt engine includes twin Solex carburetors and snorting GT exhaust – an intoxicating combination on track or on road. Completed in low-maintenance two-stage Silver over a Black and Silver interior, this is a unique opportunity to experience the high-performance, low-weight SC/GT in a wonderfully executed package. HIGHLIGHTS - Original color code 6206 of Silver Metallic - Black leather interior - Freshly rebuilt SC 1600/95 HP engine - Original GT exhaust - Correct Solex carburetors - Two year restoration by Vintage Auto Collectibles - New floors - New battery box - New longitudes - New hood, doors and engine lid rolled out of aluminum - Correct SC/GT seats - Correct German weave carpet - Original GT roll bar - Plexiglas 7 piece window set - Gauges were restored by North Hollywood Speedometer - Binder with history information available
Interior color: Black
Body style: Coupe
Engine: 4 Cylinder