The Porsche 356 was a sports car produced in the years 1948-1965. It was sold as a 2-door coupe, convertible and roadster. It was Porsche’s first mass-produced car. It was a light, nimble car with rear-wheel drive and engine located at the rear. Over the years of production, technical innovations have continued to contribute to its success and popularity in motorsport. Roughly 76,000 units were produced. It was produced in five models (356 pre A, 356 A, 356 B, 356 C and 530).

The Porsche 356 C was produced at from 1964-1965. It had disc brakes, a 4-speed manual transmission and there were 5 engines to choose from depending on the version. The best engine had an output of 95 hp (71 kW). The last ten 356s were assembled for the Dutch Rijkspolitie (the predecessor of the Dutch police) for highway patrol.