Serious Commitment to a Classic Car There’s no doubt that some people grow quite attached to their vehicles, but Guy Newmark of San Pedro, California, just can’t quite seem to give up on his 1964 Porsche 356C.
There’s no doubt that some people grow quite attached to their vehicles, but Guy Newmark of San Pedro, California, just can’t quite seem to give up on his 1964 Porsche 356C. According to Newmark, since his father bought the car new, it has been daily driven for over 40 years, and has accrued a whopping 1.58 million km (980,000 miles) during that time.
Of course, along the way Newmark’s Porsche has seen a bit of work- but after three engine rebuilds the vehicle is reportedly still going strong, with the original transmission of the vehicle even lasting an unbelievable 1.45 million km (900,000 miles) before needing serious work.
There are a number of reasons that Newmark’s Porsche has stood the test of time. Many people believe that the 1964 356C is one of the best-driving of the 356 models, for reasons including all around disc brakes, and the years of research and development leading up to its production after the first split-window Gmünd 356 was produced in 1950.
Although the power and speed that the 356C once boasted isn’t much by today’s standards, this kind of mileage is impressive by any standard. A valuable classic, and a cool story to be sure.