1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102

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Lot 17
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé

Sold for € 59,800 (US$ 72,710) inc. premium
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé
Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588
Engine no. 6318102
•Matching numbers and colours
•Manual transmission and desirable sunroof
•Believed-genuine circa 105,000 kilometres from new
•Recently serviced

'Porsche is not one to make wholesale changes to a successful design although there have been numerous improvements in the 17 years since the 911's introduction. The wheelbase has been stretched, the fenders flared, the ventilation system and interior modernised. Yet the car still looks like its predecessors. But only the engine displacement has undergone a substantial increase: the flat-6 has grown from its original 1,991cc in 1963 to 2,994 now.' - Road & Track, May 1980.

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-engined layout was retained but the 911 switched to unitary construction for the body/chassis 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 3.0 litres and, in turbo-charged form, put out over 300 horsepower. The first of countless up-grades 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 911SC having 204bhp at its disposal by 1981, an output good enough for a top speed of 225km/h-plus.

This manual transmission Porsche 911SC was delivered new to Japan equipped with the desirable - and rare - optional electric sliding sunroof. Recently imported into Europe, the 911 has belonged to an Austrian enthusiast since importation. It retains matching numbers and its rare factory colour combination, the original interior being described as in very good condition. The car currently displays a believed-genuine total of circa 105,000 kilometres on the odometer, and benefits from a recent service.
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
1981 Porsche 911SC 3.0-Litre Sunroof Coupé  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZBS129588 Engine no. 6318102
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