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Porsche 911 Backdate

Porsche 911 Backdate

Coupé, 1980


  • The engine
  • The quality
  • The driving

A 1980 historic plated SC has been totally nut bolt and screw reformed into a piece of motoring art, on the outside and on the inside.  Even the leather wrapped engine bay could be used to eat your lunch from.

Its not Singer perfect, but it is still perfect.  With around 300hp, the right sound at the right time, it will make every drive a memory.  Even when you’re not driving it, try walking away from it without looking at that rear end with its hand made grill.

Price: EUR 195,000



sant feliu de guixols

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The vehicle in detail

This ready to be enjoyed car was purchased back in mid 2019 as a Spanish historic plated 911 SC, made in Germany in 1980 (There is no car history before this point).  It was then commissioned to be backdated at the best and most famous classic porsche garage in all of Spain.  This garage has been doing these projects since long before Singer existed.

The process took well over a year to complete and then the car moved to France where it is currently registered, also as a classic, (although it is currently undergoing the paperwork to be re-registered back in Spain).

The car is not intended as a Singer dedication although it’s headed in that direction, with more and more being done.  The latest touch now is a new black perforated aluminium foot rest on the passenger side and black aluminium pedals appearing next. You can always do more, but it’s also good to know when enough is enough.

The unique hand made rear grill has been recently added to make it look even more individual, but the original and one another grill can be provided with the car to be changed back in 2 mins if so desired.  If you dont like the yellow headlights, I have also the originals for example.

To date about 10,000 additional euros having been spent just in the last year, not because there was anything wrong, but just on improving and making the car more individual.   The money soon mounts up; the exquisite metallic indicator and light stalks, the drilled door handles, the metal bezels for the dash controls, plus a new exhaust, which gives you the right noise at the right time.  The burgundy contrasting stripes and circles can all be removed, but I think they look amazing and give a real lift to the dark blue colour of the paintwork.

The engine, apart from looking as good as any engine out there, this side of a 500k Singer, pulls in virtually any gear and revs and revs.  There are nearly 300 HP, but the torque is at another level, it really is fantastic.

The car has covered just 4500 km since it was completely renewed, with everything from the air-conditioning, to the seat belts being replaced.  The workshop bills where the car was reformed total 130,000 euros and there is a full file of photographic evidence of all the work carried out for the backdating process, some of which can be seen here.  The itemisation of the work carried out is included also,  the answers to your questions are there.

Today, to go to this level of detail on the engine and the rest of the car would set you back far more money no matter where you did it.  Very few cars for sale compare with this one, and certainly none currently available for delivery.

Then take into account, before any work was done, the original historic plated car cost over 70,000 euros, so while the price for the car is not cheap, it is less than has been spent on the car itself and it is less than it would cost to build one today.  Plus its ready to go, save yourself a year or more of your life and remember costs soon spiral upwards from first figures quoted.

Seriously interested people only for contact, not agencies or resellers.  There is no rush to sell the car and I am not interested in offers or exchanges, please be serious or dont waste your time or mine.  I am selling the car as I am not getting any real use out of it and am travelling a lot back to the UK at the moment and foreseeable future.

(Apologies for the quality of some of the renovation photos as they are photos of photos.  I have no real details of the car before the backdating, apart from the historic registration.  To get the added power and torque, the engine is not the original one from the car.  This is a backdated car, not an original car, so in this respect the only thing that matters is the info from the backdating work onwards.)

Thank you.

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Year of construction: 1980
Model: 911 Backdate
Body: Coupé
Series: 911 Backdate/Modified
Mileage: 4500 km
Power: 289 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3.4 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Sun roof Navigation system Air conditioning
Interior color: Brown
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Blue
Vehicle inspection valid until: March 2023
Condition: Fully restored
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes
Registered: yes
Country of first delivery: Spain

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