Lot 177 - 1978 Porsche 911 SC

Lot 177 - 1978 Porsche 911 SC

Lot 177 - 1978 Porsche 911 SC

Lot Number 177
Registration FYV 998V
Chassis Number 9119300112
Odometer reading 187,300 miles
Result Sold - £36,608
  • Good service history
  • Engine rebuilt at 157,011 miles

The Porsche 911 is the flagship car of the German manufacturer. It has a distinctive design, rear-engined, with independent rear suspension, an evolution of the swing axle on the Porsche 356. Since its introduction in 1963, the 911 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 competition and is among the most successful competition cars ever. The earliest edition of the 911 had a flat six engine in the ‘boxer’ configuration, similar to the 356, air-cooled, rear-mounted and displaced 1991cc. It was mated to a four or five-speed manual ‘Type 901’ gearbox. The car had four seats although, as the rear seats were quite small, the car is usually referred to as a 2+2 rather than a four-seater. Styling was largely by Ferdinand ‘Butzi’ Porsche, son of Ferdinand ‘Ferry’ Porsche, although Erwin Komenda, who was the leader of the Porsche car body construction department, was also involved in the design.

Manufactured on 1st July 1978 as confirmed by the Certificate of Authenticity, this Porsche 911 has had an interesting life. The Petrol Blue coachwork is in relatively good order although it does show some age-related marks. The black seats have grey houndstooth inserts and would appear to have been restored at some stage. A comprehensive history folder accompanies this Porsche with two very well stamped service books. The engine was rebuilt in March 2002 at 157,011 miles and we are advised she runs well and offers a brisk performance; these larger engines can be great fun to drive. Supplied with a V5C registration document, this 911 Coupé is an iconic vehicle of the period. The soul of this car is very much alive and looking forward to the open road.

Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Accordingly, buyers are on notice that each vehicle is offered ‘as is/as seen’ subject to the Terms and Conditions for the auction. Buyers are advised to inspect the vehicle in person or use a professional to carry out this service. Historics will not entertain disputes over descriptions.

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