A ‘modern classic’ if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356, and is still in production today. The 356’s rear-engine layout was retained but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the bodyshell and dropped the 356’s VW-based suspension in favour of a more modern McPherson strut and trailing arm arrangement.
In its first incarnation, Porsche’s single overhead camshaft, air-cooled flat six-cylinder engine displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than 3 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out over 300 horsepower. The first of countless upgrades came in 1966 with the introduction of the 911S, the latter easily distinguishable by its Fuchs five-spoked alloy wheels and featuring a heavily revised engine.
A lengthened wheelbase introduced in 1969 improved the 911’s sometimes wayward handling, and then in 1970 the motor underwent the first of many enlargements – to 2.2 litres. In 1977, Porsche rationalised the 911 range, reducing it to just two models, SC and Turbo, the normally aspirated 3.0 litre SC having 204bhp at its disposal by 1981, an output good enough for a top speed of 140mph-plus.
This matching numbers Porsche 911SC was ordered new through Porsche exclusive programme in special order Chiffon White over brown – we believe this to be a completely unique colour combination and example. The paint, body and chassis are described to be in excellent overall condition. Mechanically the car performs beautifully. Having covered just over 90,000 miles, this wonderful SC is offered with a sensible reserve and would make an excellent addition to any collection.