Lot 174 - 1977 Porsche 911 ‘Restomod’ (3.0 litre)

Lot 174 - 1977 Porsche 911 ‘Restomod’ (3.0 litre)

Lot 174 - 1977 Porsche 911 ‘Restomod’ (3.0 litre)

Lot Number 174
Registration TAP 176R
Chassis Number 9117301137
Engine Number 6399255
Odometer reading 110,944 miles
Result Sold - £49,280
  • Built to 3.0 litre specification
  • Engine and suspension by Autofarm
  • Beautiful condition

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. 

Starting life as a 1977 911L, this fantastic example was to become a car that did it all, with the specification designed by the vendor, a life-long Porsche enthusiast. The plan was to build the ultimate roadgoing 911, taking the experience gained by both the vendors years of racing along with Autofarm’s excellent mechanical experience to create what would now be known as a ‘Restomod’. Every element of the car was looked at and considered to create the best overall package where headline figures weren’t the aim, nor was the plan to create something with lots of trinkets adorning it.

Imported from Europe to the UK in 1985, the vendor acquired the car in 1997 and a year later decided he was ready to start the rebuild. The car was completely stripped down and given a bare metal respray in Speedwell Green. The paint job was a high-quality job and over 25 years later it still presents better than most freshly painted examples. A 3.0 litre engine was built and installed by Autofarm, who also modified the wiring loom to accommodate it and installed and set up all the suspension. The car’s interior was completely re-trimmed along with an original Blaupunkt radio being fitted. Every aspect of the car received attention, culminating in what we see here. The vendor has been on many trips all over Europe and enjoyed many happy years with the car. He reports it to run and drive extremely well, wanting for nothing and is only offered for sale as he has decided to thin out his collection.

Supplied with a V5C registration document, file of receipts and old MoT test certificates going back to 1990. The car will be delivered to the auction having just been serviced by Porsche West Byfleet, who have maintained the car since 2009. Lovingly known as Kermit, this wonderful example doesn’t disappoint offering not only comfort, but also performance, this is a 911 not to be missed.

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. All registration numbers, engine and chassis details are sourced from registration documents provided to Historics by the client or representative or HPI checks and buyers are to satisfy themselves as to the accuracy of these details. 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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