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Lot 179 - 1978 Porsche 911 SC

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€40,069

Auction Schloss Dyck August 2016
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Lot Number 179
Reg. Number EU Registered
Chassis Number 9118202124
Year 1978
Make Porsche
Model 911SC

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Description

The Porsche 911 was developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356. The new car made its public debut at the 1963 Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung, better known to English speakers as the Frankfurt Motor Show.

It was initially designated as the “Porsche 901”, after its internal project number. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911. It went on sale in 1964.

Starting in 1978, the new 3.0 L 911 SC (2994 cc) was now the basic 911 model. It was in effect a Carrera 3 (known as a 911S in the US) detuned to provide 180 PS . The “SC” designation was reintroduced by Porsche for the first time since the 356 SC (as distinguished from the race-engined 356 Carrera). No Carrera versions were produced and the 930 Turbo remaining at the top of the range. Porsche’s engineers felt that the weight of the extra luxury, safety and emissions equipment on these cars was blunting performance compared to the earlier, lighter cars with the same power output, so in non-US cars, power was increased to 188 PS  for 1980, then finally to 204 PS. 

This lovely matching numbers example of this iconic model, is presented in Silver with brown leather interior and comes with its lively 3.0 engine and is in good overall condition.


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