Lot 273 - 1978 Porsche 911SC
|Odometer reading||192,757 miles|
|Estimate||£12,000 - £16,000|
Since its introduction in autumn 1963 the Porsche 911 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. The 911-derived 935 turbo 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.
This Porsche 911SC has recently been imported to the UK from California and although described as a running and driving vehicle, is in need of restoration. The bodywork is sound, with no real signs of corrosion however the paintwork has succumbed to the Californian sunshine and has peeled off in a number of places. The demand for these early Porsche is currently strong and this 911SC appears to be very attractively estimated.
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