Lot 385 - 1980 Porsche 911SC
|Odometer reading||82,202 miles|
|Estimate||£5,000 - £8,000|
|Result||Sold - £15,680|
The Porsche 911 is a luxury two door sports coupé with a distinctive design, rear engine and independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. It has undergone continuous development although 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 1970's, normally aspirated 911 Carrera RSR's 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 cooled, horizontally opposed rear engine layout.
Presented in silver with a contrasting black interior and classic period chequered tombstone seating, this example has been well looked after over the years. It had serious attention in 1997 under the auspices of '930 Sport Porsche' of Cheshire but more importantly by Charles Ivey, premium Porsche specialists in London, just last year. It was there that a shade under £10,000 was spent completely going through the car and putting together a report that was subsequently acted upon. Not only was the engine dropped out for servicing but new suspension was overhauled front and back, work on the brakes was carried out, a new exhaust fitted as well as much much more. A detailed breakdown can be found within the history file. A fully working electric sunroof is fitted together with beautifully refurbished 'Cookie Cutter' alloy wheels and a full service just a few hundred miles ago makes the driving experience crisp and precise.
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.