Lot 250 - 1985 Porsche 911SC Targa
|Odometer reading||93,305 miles|
|Estimate||£27,000 - £32,000|
|Result||Sold - £29,120|
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-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 du Mans in 1979. At 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.
This righthand drive 1985 Porsche 911SC Targa fitted with the original five-speed gearbox has been registered to the last registered keeper since 2000. It has recently had a cosmetic restoration and mechanical recommissioning since being in storage for over three years. The work carried out included a complete repaint, the targa roof recovered, new carpets, a full service and the Fuchs wheels refurbished. Finished in guard's red with black leather interior, this 911SC is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate which expires in November 2017, a large history file containing the full service history, a handbook pack and is supplied with two keys. The demand for these early Porsche is currently very strong and this Porsche 911SC is ready to use and enjoy for the summer.
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