Lot 280 - 1978 Porsche 911SC Wide body
|Odometer reading||56,935 miles|
|Estimate||£32,000 - £36,000|
The Porsche 911 is a two door sports coupé. 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 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 and is amongst 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 de 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 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.
Recently imported from the U.S, this 911SC is certainly an eye-catching car. 911's are remarkably popular at present and a wide-bodied car is as aesthetically attractive a car as you would wish to see. The 3.0 engine fitted to this Porsche is free revving and very responsive. The black paintwork is in good order as is the interior. This lefthand drive Porsche is also fitted with a sunroof and represents an opportunity to purchase a fast appreciating German designed classic.
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