Lot 194 - 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet (3.0 litre)
|Odometer reading||8,896 miles|
|Estimate||£58,000 - £64,000|
|Result||Sold - £52,072|
- Believed to be less than 9,000 miles from new
- Recently tuned and ready to use immediately
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 and 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. 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 superb right hand drive 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet was supplied new to the Sultan of Brunei in Malaysia and is believed to have only covered 8,896 miles from new. It is thought the Sultan gave this Porsche to one of his staff and while in Malaysia the colour was changed to red. Imported to the UK in 2019, the new owner set about returning the car to its original specification, this included removing all the panels and repainting the car back to its original colour of white, refreshing the black leather interior, refurbishing the wheels and fitting new tyres. For the mechanics, it was sent to Caversham Porsche where it was serviced, new oil cooler pipes fitted, new exhaust system and the air conditioning serviced. The service book is stamped with its first service in Malaysia and the recent service here in the UK. This Porsche is supplied with a V5 registration document, the original service book and the invoices for the work carried out in the UK. Recently the rear seats have been retrimmed, new seat belts and a new battery fitted. The engine has been professionally tuned and the 2994cc engine sounds great when on song with performance to match. This rare and well sorted cabriolet is ready to be used and enjoyed immediately, it would be difficult to find one with lower mileage and in such stunning condition.
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