1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa
|Odometer reading||104,002 miles|
|Estimate||£29,000 - £39,000|
- From a private collection
- Fitted with the desirable five-speed gearbox
The Porsche 911 is a luxury 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, 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. 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 of Le Mans in 1979. In the 1999 international poll for the award of Car of the Century, the 911 came fifth.
This well presented, right hand drive, 911 SC Targa is offered in striking metallic red paintwork over a contrasting black interior with houndstooth inserts. Acquired by the current vendor in 2009, this 911 has been part of his private collection ever since and has been used occasionally during his tenure. The vendor reports that this Porsche is huge amounts of fun to drive and the engine and gearbox are working well. The paintwork and Targa top are both generally very good with few minor blemishes to report as is the interior which is in good order throughout, reflecting the originality of the car. The sizeable history file that accompanies this car includes many bills and invoices for previous maintenance work, the current UK registration document and various old MoT test certificates and a current MoT test certificate valid until November 2021. Fitted with a five-speed gearbox, this 911 is arguably the most desirable of examples and is ready to be enjoyed by a new custodian.
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