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Engine2002 cc Flat Four
1964 Porsche 356C Sunroof Coupe VIN: 217914 Gearbox# 77744 741-2C Engine: 713246 616-15 1600C Numbers matching Fully restored 2002cc 126hp engine Upgraded suspension Upgraded brakes 12 volt conversion 217914 was produced on April 9th 1964 and was purchased by its first owner on June 22nd later that year. It then received a factory customer service booklet #83283. This was part of the process of tracking work on the car at the factory after the car was purchased. On the Kardex the work listed was for an electric sunroof. It can be deduced that the sunroof was installed sometime after production, and before the customer picked it up. The factory sometimes arranged this for a customer who decided that they wanted a sunroof after production, or if the car had been ordered with one and had been mistakenly built without one. Porsche would simply transport the finished car to Golde in Stuttgart for the conversion and then they would repaint the top. The sunroof in this car is in every way a factory sunroof. The only deviation from a sunroof installed during the bodywork stage of production is that the factory cars had a small drain hole behind the rear quarter window. This car has the drain behind the C-pillar, and exits into the rear fender well. The drain location is typical of sunroof installation done by the factory after production. 217914 was restored in 2010 by the renown 356 experts, Willhoit Restorations. At Willhoit they manage to combine both show winning attention to detail with extreme attention to function and performance. The work on 217914 is a perfect example of this philosophy. The car was stripped down to its bare metal tub and built up as a show winning, canyon carver. Improvements include the building of a 2002cc, 126hp twin spark engine with a custom exhaust and full flow oil system; Upgraded suspension with a 17.5mm front sway bar, Stiffer torsion springs, decambered front spindles, and Bilstein shocks; Full 12 volt conversion; Dual circuit brake kit; Breakerless CDI ignition, Short shift kit; and an electric fuel pump. A three-owner car, for the first 46 years of its life 217914 resided in the car friendly environment of Southern California. The most recent owner who engaged in the restoration with Willhoit lives in Chicago, and had the car there for less than two years after its restoration, driving it rarely. From the period Les Leston steering wheel to the 15" wheels with 205-55-15 Dunlop Direzza tires this car is a performance machine with one foot firmly planted in its 60's roots, and the other stomping on the latest performance advances. A great opportunity to drive a fully sorted Porsche 356 Outlaw. Engine: 2002cc Dyno: 126 hp @ 5400 rpm - 132 ft-lbs @ 4100 rpm $22k invested in parts alone 91mm bore with forged pistons and Nikasil coated alloy cylinders 77mm stroke lightweight crankshaft made by Scat Carrillo connecting rods 42mm intake and 34mm exhaust valves in stainless steel w-8mm stems Dual valve springs and chromoly retainers Special chamber twin plug heads 10.5 lbs chromoly flywheel with stock pressure plate and Kevlar-organic disc ATI harmonic pulley damper with stock diameter crank pulley Custom 304 stainless exhaust system Full flow oil system with thermostat and front oil cooler Transmission: Stock with BBBC gearing Suspension: 5 leaf front torsion springs (20% stiffer than stock) Heavy-duty rubber spring plate bushings Bilstein shocks front and rear Front spindles modified for 1% negative camber 17.5 mm front swaybar kit 25 mm rear torsion bars (25% stiffer than stock)