We are pleased to offer for sale this UK supplied 911 3.0 SC Targa with just 26,000 miles and just 3 owners from new.
Launched in October 1977 the SC was the first 911 to use the stronger Turbo based 930 engine and fully galvanized body. It could originally be specified as a sport model with front and rear spoilers, 16” fuchs wheels and dechromed brightwork which was fashionable at the time, however it could also be specified without these options for a more delicate appearance and this example was specified without the sport pack from new. Features of the non sport model included period brightwork around the windows and headlights, spoiler delete and 15” cookie cutter wheels offering arguably the more desirable appearance today.
It was supplied to Mr Briten of Tunbridge Wells on the 29th of June 1978 by Malaya Garage finished in Mocca with a tan leatherette/ cloth interior, the colour combination it still wears today and still features its original matching numbers engine and gearbox, together with its original interior, external panels and targa roof panel.
Aside from a recent fully documented glass out respray by us to restore aged paintwork, and mechanical maintenance/ reversible ugrades, this SC is still in original condition and specification.
It has a documented history file from new, received a top end rebuild at 17,000 miles to replace the original aging head studs with the later 993 items and has recently received a new SSI exhaust system, MOTALITA steering wheel, Classic Retrofit CDI box, fuse board, and Porsche Classic radio. The original radio and steering wheel will be supplied with the car.
It is fair to say you would go a long way to find a more original SC, but the standout feature for us, is the way it drives. We urge you to try as may cars as you can before test driving this example. It is taught and precise together with a water tight and quiet roof which are indeed rare features on a 40 year old Targa and surely a direct result of this cars amazing originality.
Scarcity is, of course, the key to future residual strength of any classic car and this SC still in its original specification with just 26,000 miles from new represents a sound investment as well as being an enjoyable car to own and drive.
What do we think:
For: Very original with low mileage and low ownership.
Against: Some may still prefer the Sport model