Ever since Shane Balkowitsch can remember he had the dream of owning a Porsche. He is a true fan of the Porsche cars and he always thought he will own a 911, but the 356 caught he’s attention, owning a classic is another story. So he purchased a 1965 coupe disassembled waiting to be restored.
Bill Hamilton at Hamilton Classics in Texas assisted him in all the brainstorming and in the restoration process. Their goal was to take an original Porsche 356 and have it restored into a beautiful, unique and reliable Outlaw for everyday driving. Shane tried to use as many original parts as possible but if a part does not function properly or is aesthetically flawed and cannot be restored he replaced it with new mint part. The end result is very important but equally important is the journey getting there. The quotes below by Ferry Porsche will be the cornerstones for this build.
They have taken the motor from stock 95HP up to 150HP with over $15,000 in performance parts keeping the stock case and heads. The car is also painted K45-286 356 No. 1 Silver, with the paint codes coming directly from Stuttgart, a specific silver from the first Porsche ever in 1948.
This Outlaw restoration project deserves all the attention, so we further invite you to visit Shane Balkowitsch’s 356C Coupe project website.
Original Porsche Specifications from Certificate of Authenticity:
Vehicle Identification Number: 222063
Model: 356C / 1600 SC Karmann Coupe
Production Completion Date: February 19th, 1965
Number of 356C Coupes Produced in 1965: Only 1101
Number of 356C Coupes with SC Engines in 1965: Less than 500 (very small number for worldwide distribution)
Transmission Number / Type: 85879 (741/2C)
Original Paint Color / Code: Ruby Red / 6402
Interior Material Color / Type: Black Leatherette / B
Optional Equipment: Ventilated Chrome Wheels with Phoenix Tires (165/15)
Suggested Retail Price in 1965: $4,685.00
Previously Registered to: Richard Rittiger, S. Pasadena, California, April 1983
Last Registered to: Tracey Cameron, New Haven, Connecticut, May 1985
Sold to Peter Burns by: Pray Porsche, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1986
Shane Purchased from: Peter Burns, Wilton, Connecticut, July 4, 2009
Performance Upgrades to Stock Motor (Original 356 Case & Heads):
Scat racing crankshaft – stock stroke
Carrillo connecting rods
1883cc Nickies cylinders with JE lightweight pistons
LN Engineering performer camshaft
LN Engineering – CNC designed heads
Aluminum oil cooler
Weber 40IDF carbs
Competition Engineering machine work
Precision Matters full flow oil filter
Sebring Stainless Ceramic Coated Exhaust
Performance Upgrades to Brakes, Suspension, Wheels and Tires:
Stock disc brakes with ceramic pads
Koni Classic adjustable shocks
Koni steering damper
Weltmeister 22mm front sway bar
Minilite 5.5″ allow wheels
Toyo RA1 205/50R15 Z tires
The suspension was lowered 1.5 inches front to back
Restorer / Builder:
P.O. Box 10
Martindale, TX 78655
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