Lot 222 - 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa
|Odometer reading||161,366 miles|
|Estimate||£23,000 - £28,000|
|Result||Sold - £21,840|
The iconic 911 can trace its history back some 44 years; its family tree containing such memorable cars as the 911S, the 2.7 Carrera RS and the notorious Turbo. The landmark SC replaced all non-Turbo 911s, first being presented to the general public at the 1977 Frankfurt Motor Show. Featuring 7Jx16 Fuchs rear rims and flared wings, it was offered in either coupé or targa form. Power came from the three litre Carrera engine, detuned to 180bhp and a five-speed 915 transmission. This was still good enough to return a 0-60mph time of 6.4 seconds and would propel the car on to a maximum of 144mph.
Do not be fooled by the odometer reading on any Porsche with the 2993cc engine; as with much Porsche engineering, these examples were built to last. Given that this example had the desired engine rebuild, you can safely think of this car as having covered half the distance, especially as the car recently had a full body restoration and re-trim which leaves this example looking as new and is described by the vendor as a 10 out of 10.
Presented in gold with black leather and inserts, this car has a comprehensive service history with invoices from new. The original Porsche service book was fully stamped up to 140,000 miles by both Porsche and specialist dealers at which point invoices support the remainder of the service history. The engine rebuild was carried out at 87,960 miles by RSR Motorsport or Surrey at a cost of £2,707 and receipts can be found in the extensive history file. The last service was undertaken by Autostrasse, Essex just 850 miles ago and we are informed the car is kept dry and garaged. The vendor beams when talking about his 911 stressing that the underside is every bit as good as the top and he will be sad to see it go. The MoT test certificate is valid until June 2017 and having been blessed with a new targa roof, this Porsche is a great example of the fast appreciating 1970's and 1980's 911.
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