Car Type: 1964 PORSCHE 356C
Body Serial Number: 127106.
Information and History
Present Owner: MJ Kelly, Mill Valley, CA
Purchased by present owner MJ Kelly of Mill Valley, CA. on 4-22-98 in Pittsburgh, PA from P.E Crowley, in South Hills via Broker, Bob Kopperman at Paul’s VW and Import Service (2600 Library Road, Rt. 88, Pittsburgh, PA 15234)
Mileage on purchase date: 106,781
P.E Crowley while living in Morgan Hill, CA. purchased the car on 1-2-92 from a J. Smith, from Santa Clara, CA on 1-2-92. (We have that Bill of Sale) At some point thereafter P.E Crowley left the states to work in Europe and put the car in storage for 6 years. After returning and a brief stay in Ridgefield, Connecticut P.E Crowley settled in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA. The recent owner M.J Kelly believes he is the 3rd or 4th owner.
P.E Crowley informed the present owner that he had upgraded this vehicle in several ways, each of which are listed below. M.J Kelly also made enhancements which are also listed below.
Engine enhancements resulting in more horsepower were done by an engine specialist in the south bay named Mel Wong. Wong operated an automotive business named Pacific Coast Porsche Works in the South Bay (Santa Clara) from 1979 until about 1997 when he retired. Some of the enhancements are Weber Carburetors and Bursch Exhaust. Koni shocks were also part of these enhancements.
Grundig AM-FM stereo sound system with cassette player and four speakers.
Replaced original steering wheel with an upgraded one with a deluxe horn ring and center crest
Replaced old seatbelts with modern 3-point Porsche seat belts which have reproduction belt buckles with Porsche crests from Professionally Engineered Products in Los Osos, CA.
Clock converted to a quartz movement by Palo Alto Speedometer.
Replaced the old 6 volt battery with a new Optima 6 volt battery and battery tender
Replaced the car’s old Riken radials with fresh Pirellis from Cain’s Tires in San Rafael
Installed a gold license plate frame
Various small refresher parts bought from Stoddard Imported Cars in Willoughby, Ohio
Amenities: This car has a transmission lock (with key) near the shift handle. It is my understanding that this is an unusual option. The car also has a locking glove box (with key), another nice feature. In the trunk are the jack, lug wrench, and miscellaneous tools and spare parts.
Proshop Inc. 1-23-21 to 3-16-21, 658 Irwin, San Rafael.
Marin British and European, Greenbrae. 9-1-16.
Marin Auto Works, Miller Ave., Mill Valley, 10-10-08. .
Master’s European Car Repair, Camino Alto, Mill Valley, 1-29-14.
Max Handley, Tiburon independent Porsche specialist, 2005.
Sewickley Car Store, Sewickley, PA. 4-18-03.
Sewickley Car Store, Sewickley, PA. 10-10-10.
John Raysich Auto Specialties & Performance Imports LTD., 371 Carol Ave., Bridgeville, PA 15017; 8/3/00.
Included with the car are the following items:
A car cover and storage bag. Like new, 2 to 3 years old.
Two “Club” steering wheel anti-theft devices with keys
Two original Zenith 32 NDIX carburetors, original to car.
Two original intake manifolds, original to car.
Two air cleaner units, original to car.
Four black leather luggage straps, original to car.
One brown leather spare tire strap with buckle, original to car.
Two Weber Carburetor packages which held the Weber carburetors currently on the car. There are a number of gaskets in one of the boxes. These boxes show the specific type of carburetors installed on the car. (Useful information to have.)
Two original black floor mats original to car, but badly worn and showing their age.
One small can of Ruby Red touch-up paint (probably no longer useable).
One extra hubcap.
One trickle charger for the Optima battery.
One tow rope (for emergency situations).
One original jack and tool kit and modern-day lug wrench.
One gas siphon kit (for obvious gas-related situations!).
Miscellaneous small replacement parts and fuses for unanticipated situations.