On February 25, 1991, this 911SC was purchased by its second owner with only 27,892 miles. Shortly after acquiring the vehicle, the owner wrote a letter to Porsche Cars North America to seek out the build sheet. In response, he discovered that the 911SC was originally delivered in Platinum (U1U1) with the following options: French Stickers, 88 Amp. Alternator, and a power sunroof. There are extensive records on hand, and this was one of three (3) Porsches in his collection. It was driven sparingly until the end of his ownership in 2021.
Mechanically powered by its 3.0L flat-six that produces 180 horsepower with 175 lb/ft torque with a (915) 5-speed manual transmission. Recently received a full service including replacement of all engine and transmission fluids, valve adjustment, replaced fuel hoses, rebuilt distributor, and replaced spark plugs & wires. Complete with Certificate of Authenticity, owner’s manual, toolkit, KPZ collapsible spare tire, and over 32 years of service history. An excellent opportunity to acquire a low mileage 911SC finished in a desirable color combination.
Porsche engineers don’t make mistakes very often, but the U.S.-spec 2.7-liter 911s built between 1975 and 1977 were plagued with engine problems when new. In 1978, Porsche put those problems behind them with the introduction of the brilliant 3.0-liter 911SC. Porsche now finally mated a body that was capable of lasting indefinitely with an engine that was capable of lasting nearly that long. Well-maintained 911SCs are capable of 300,000 + miles between rebuilds.
Power was up from the 2.7 liter 911 as well, although not by an enormous amount and the SC was good for a 0-60 run of about 6.3 seconds. Leather, air conditioning, power mirrors, and forged alloy wheels became all but standard. The last year of the car saw the addition of the first full convertible Porsche since 1965. It wasn’t quite yet the perfect 911, though. Timing chain tensioners and exploding airboxes would continue to plague the 3.0-liter cars. By now, though, enthusiast owners have updated these trouble spots on most cars and the 911SC remains an excellent, surprisingly affordable choice for a first Porsche.
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