Lot 341a - 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa - LATE ENTRY
|Odometer reading||144,000 miles|
|Estimate||£8,000 - £12,000|
The Porsche 911 is a luxury 2-door sports coupe. It has a distinctive design, rear engined and with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. The engine was also air-cooled until the introduction of the Type 996 in 1998. Since its introduction in autumn 1963,it has undergone continuous development, though the basic concept has remained little changed.Throughout its lifetime, the 911 has been modified by private teams and by the factory itself for racing, rallying and other forms of automotive competition. It is among the most successful competition cars ever. In the mid 1970s, normally aspirated 911 Carrera RSRs won major world championship sports car races such as Targa Florio, Daytona, Sebring and Nürburgring, even against prototypes. The 911-derived 935 turbo also won the coveted 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1979. In the 1999 international poll for the award of Car of the Century, the 911 came fifth. It is one of two in the top five that had remained continuously in production (the original Beetle remained in production until 2003) and was until 1998 the most successful surviving application of the air (now water) cooled opposed rear engine layout pioneered by its original ancestor, the Volkswagen Beetle. It is one of the oldest sports coupés still in production.
This Porsche 911SC Targa was registered on 5th June 1982 and has had much money spent on it of late, including interior trim work with invoices totalling £3,159. In addition to this, the engine was overhauled, together with a new clutch with a total cost in excess of £4,000. Finished in black coachwork with a matching black trim, this in an eye catching example. Supplied with a V5 document and an MoT test certificate valid until May 2012, there is also a very comprehensive file of receipts, clearly showing that this has been a much loved sports car throughout its life.
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