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For the 1978 model year, Porsche replaced its 911 S with an updated version called the SC or “Super Carrera.” Appearing outwardly similar to the outgoing 911 Carrera model, the SC now featured wider rear fender flares, wheels, and tires as standard. Other improvements included an enlarged 3.0-liter engine that produced 180 horsepower while also providing a boost in torque. The SC received rave reviews from the automotive press and plans to discontinue the 911 in favor of the 928 were put on hold after the SC outsold its would-be usurper by more than 50%.
Delivered new to its first owner on June 19, 1979, this SC Targa would be held in single ownership until 2019. Appearing as if it might have rolled out of Porsche’s factory yesterday, it wears near-perfect black paint, believed by the consignor to be original, over an extra-cost black leather interior. According to its original window sticker, other options selected included sport seats, sport shock absorbers, headlight washers, engine compartment light, Porsche CR stereo radio, and black trim replacing the standard chrome, all of which are still accounted for today, as are its original books, window sticker, unused tool roll, jack, and spare.
Displaying just under 9,300 miles and accompanied by a binder of maintenance records and documentation since original purchase, the sale of this beautiful time-warp condition 911 SC Targa is surely an almost unrepeatable event.