1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796
Lot 12
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé
Sold for £91,100 (US$ 116,980) inc. premium

Lot Details
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. 9116600796
1976 Porsche 911 Carrera Sport 3.0-Litre Coupé
Registration no. MSD 65P
Chassis no. 9116600796
*Rare 3.0-litre Carrera Sport
*One of only 177 UK right-hand drive cars
*All matching numbers
*Extensively restored and upgraded
*Concours condition

Footnotes

  • Porsche revived the evocative 'Carrera' name for its luxuriously equipped, top-of-the-range 911 supercar in 1973. Revised suspension and wider wheels improved the handling, while the Bosch fuel-injected, 2.7-litre engine boosted top speed to within a whisker of 150mph. The next major development was the arrival of a new 3.0-litre (200bhp) engine, derived from that of the Type 930 Turbo. Introduced in the autumn of 1975 as a 1976 model, the 3.0-litre Carrera was destined for a relatively short life, disappearing when the 911 range was updgraed to 'SC' specification for 1978. Its introduction marked an important development in the 911's production process: the adoption of Thyssen anti-corrosion zinc coating for the steel body panels, which was a vast improvement on what had gone before. Only 3,687 3.0-litre Carreras were built, of which a mere 177 were delivered to the UK in right-hand drive configuration.

    This rare right-hand drive 3.0-litre Carrera Sport has the five-speed manual transmission option. It was delivered new to Glen Henderson Motors of Ayr, Scotland finished in light yellow with black 'Carrera' side script and rear fog lights as part of the order. Typical of Carrera 3.0 Sport models, it came with lowered suspension; Bilstein shock absorbers; 'Whaletail' rear wing and front spoiler; Type 930 Turbo sports seats and instruments (without the boost gauge); and Type 930 wheels. UK cars also came with a sunroof and leather interior unless otherwise specified, but this car had a tartan/vinyl interior when new.

    During the 1990s, when it was owned by Mr Ronan Sill, the Carrera was extensively restored by Provost Automobiles of Le Mans, France, a highly respected specialist with experience of restoring Le Mans cars. During restoration a new roof was acquired from the factory so that the sunroof could be dispensed with, one of the reasons being to facilitate the installation of an Almeras-Frères four-point roll cage, which in the event was never fitted. In the course of the rebuild all suspension and steering items were replaced with new Porsche parts. Many parts were changed for superior Type 930 items: anti-roll bars, torsion bars, rear suspension arms, etc. Type 930 brakes were fitted, which necessitated the use of the Turbo's 16" Fuchs alloy wheels. All brake lines are braided stainless steel.

    The engine was totally dismantled and checked, and the crankshaft X-rayed, after which it was rebuilt by an ex-Courage Racing Team engineer. The top end was renewed and hydraulic timing chain tensioners installed. Stainless steel heat exchangers have been fitted and the exhaust system upgraded to 1976 Carrera RS specification for a better sound and a few more horsepower. The cooling system was upgraded to Type 964 US-market specification with an oil cooler and thermostatically operated fan. A new clutch was fitted, and most of the wiring harness renewed. The electric window motors were rebuilt.

    Repaired and checked on Colette jig, the bodyshell was stripped back to bare metal then re-sprayed in the original light yellow using Sikkens products and an aviation-grade primer. Only the bonnet, engine lid, doors, and one front wing were retained, while the front bumper and under-panel were renewed. Black trim items were either renewed or restored, and all cavities filled with wax. Up-rated bulbs were fitted to the headlights, and all lenses front and rear renewed. The headlight electric washer motor was renewed.

    Inside, only the dashboard fascia, dials, and steering wheel were retained (the car was delivered without a radio), and the interior re-upholstered in top-of-the-range Connolly leather. The dashboard top is a very rare item (1976/77models only) and the owner was fortunate to obtain a new one as the original had rusted due to a leaking windscreen rubber. All the glass was renewed (except for the rear window) and all rubber seals replaced. The heating system's new electronic sensors were renewed also.

    Five years in progress, this most extensive programme of restoration and improvement was finally completed after in excess of £107,000 had been spent. The Porsche has since featured in Total 911 magazine (Issue 125, 2015), receiving a glowing review (copy article on file). Presented in concours condition, this rare and unique Carrera 3.0 is offered with sundry restoration invoices, current MoT, a V5C document, and the aforementioned magazine article.
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