A ‘modern classic’ if ever there was one, Porsche’s long-running 911 arrived in 1964, replacing the 356. The latter’s rear-engine layout was retained, but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body shell 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 displaced 1,991cc and produced 130bhp; progressively enlarged and developed, it would eventually grow to more than three litres and, in turbo-charged form, would put out well over 300 horsepower.
This SC Coupe was completed at Porsche in 1982. According to the Certificate of Authenticity issued, the car was finished from new in the rare shade of Zinc Metallic. Most recently it has formed part of an Ex-Le Mans Porsche Works driver’s collection and is now being offered to the open market for the first time.
Ever popular for their enjoyable driving experience, ease of maintenance, and near bulletproof reliability when well prepared and maintained, these 911 Sports Coupes still offer a phenomenal driving experience at a very approachable value.