Lot 257 - 1979 Porsche 911 SC Flatnose (3.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||118,189 km|
|Estimate||£28,000 - £34,000|
The 911 is an icon, the most readily identifiable sports car on the planet and still going strong some four decades since its introduction. A car devoid of the electronic aids and gizmos that increasingly found their way into Porsche's finest driver's car as well as being mechanically robust. The 3-litre engine had a small drop in power (to 180 bhp) but new camshafts resulted in a flatter torque curve and a more flexible car. A new crankshaft and bigger main and big-end bearings ensured mechanical longevity as well. The braking system was improved with the adoption of a servo as standard. The interior came in for some improvements as well, with electric windows and air conditioning now standard equipment. The 911 represents some of the best value to wear the famous Zuffenhausen badge and to quote a report in the magazine Octane 'find a good one and you will have a dream sports car, not an extravagant nightmare'.
Imported into the UK and registered in February 2016, this Porsche had previously been used and registered in California. At some stage she was converted to a flatnose model using original steel wings and this appears to have been carried out to a high standard. Having covered 118,189 km (73,400 miles) the six-cylinder engine is reported to run well and is mated to the more desirable 915 five-speed gearbox. Finished in Guards Red with red and black leather interior this turbo bodied Porsche is a superb looking vehicle. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a current MoT test certificate, this left hand drive 911 represents a marque that is very much in vogue at the moment.
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