1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479
Lot 214
1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé
£ 45,000 - 55,000
US$ 62,000 - 76,000

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1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479 1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé  Chassis no. FNC 266T Engine no. 9119200479
1978 Porsche 911 SC 3.0-Litre Coupé
Chassis no. FNC 266T
Engine no. 9119200479
*Delivered new to California, USA
*Left-hand drive
*Manual transmission
*Imported into the UK in 2014
*Believed-genuine circa 29,500 miles recorded

Footnotes

  • Please note that the catalogue description is incorrect and the registration number of this car is FNC 266T and its chassis number is 9119200479.
    '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.

    Built in 1978 and first registered on 1st January 1979, this manual transmission Porsche 911SC was delivered new to California, USA and remained with its first owner until 1999. The second owner kept the Porsche from 1999 to 2014 when it was imported into the UK with all taxes paid, as substantiated by documentation in the history file. The latter also contains an invoice dated 15th July 2014 from RS911 for full conversion to UK-specification lights and over-riders, and another dated 14th August 2014 from respected Porsche specialist, Charles Ivey covering replacement of the flywheel, clutch, and starter motor, and changing the engine oil and filter.

    Since acquisition in October 2015, marque specialists Gantspeed Engineering have carried out a full service and various detailing works. The current odometer reading is circa 29,500 miles, and we are advised that, although not supported by documentation, there is no reason to doubt that this mileage is correct. Having spent most of its life in California, the car shows no evidence of rust; its overall condition is described as 'superb', the interior in particular being outstanding. Not only that, but the car feels 'very together' and is said to drive extremely well. Accompanying paperwork consists of that mentioned above plus a current MoT certificate and V5C document.

    A truly outstanding example of a classic 1980s 911, ready to drive and enjoy, this car should give many years of reliable and enjoyable service. There are few certainties, particularly in these troubled times, but few would bet against this beautiful SC being worth considerably more in a few years' time than it is today.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the catalogue description is incorrect and the registration number of this car is FNC 266T and its chassis number is 9119200479.
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