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This is an incredibly special car and is without doubt a unique opportunity to purchase a very rare car with great significance. The very rare RHD 3.0 Carrera Sport is a very early UK delivered RHD example that was registered in October 1975. Of the total number of 3.0 cars of this type produced, 2564 were Coupes and only 1123 in Targa format, only a very few were manufactured in RHD and this car is the only example produced in Continental Orange (107). It is believed less than 30 were in the UK and it’s not known how many were the Sport model making it even more scarce. What makes this car ultra special is that it was displayed at the Diamond Jubilee, London Motor Show at Earls Court in October 1975 where AFN presented the 3.0 Carrera model to the British public.
This Porsche 911 is still in its original colour of Continental Orange, still equipped with its correct Black leatherette with Tweed inlay interior and retains its Sport Pack options that were a list of M-Codes only available in the UK. This included front and rear spoilers, the whale tail, anodised aluminum in place of chrome trim, Bilstein dampers, sports seats and Fuchs alloys. This outstanding car was purchased new by Steatlite Insulations of Birmingham, registered just two days after the Motor Show. The Birmingham based firm owned the car for 15 years and then sold the car to a lady based in the Pimlico area of London. The car changed ownership twice between 1995 and 2010 and then was sourced for a client in Brighton by a Bedfordshire based Porsche Independent Specialist in 2012. Most recently the 911 has been part of a North West based collection and arrives with us in immaculate condition with a mileage of 82500 beleived genuine.
Between 2012 and 2015 Porsche specialists who supplied the car in 2012 carried out over £27,000 of re-commissioning and detailing work on the car. This included paintwork and bodywork, mechanical work, electrical work and the front seats were re=trimmed using the original Tweed material. All invoices and records have been kept with the car. Over £3500 has also been spent with Porsche Centre Mid-Sussex with invoices in the history file. We can confirm the car is in immaculate condition with first class bodywork and paint, a stunning interior, excellent removable Targa top and still retains a stunning, original engine bay area. On the road the car is outstanding, truly first class in every respect and requiring no major expense. The 3.0 Carrera is amazing to drive, it delivers much more torque in comparison to earlier 2.7 MFI, it feels quicker, more responsive and with the optional extras including suspension upgrades, it does offer an exceptional driving experience.
There is no doubt this is an iconic, rare motor car that makes an ideal collectors' piece. Not only is this example unique in terms of its history, the model is significant and has a place in Porsche history as it brought together elements from two of Porsche' most legendary cars. It represented the latest incarnation of the Carrera, originally introduced to the 911 series as the classic 2.7 RS in 1972, and the Carrera 3's 2993cc engine used the same die-cast aluminum crank case as the newly introduced 930 or ‘911 Turbo'. Sold only between 1976 and 1977 between two other models in the 911 line up, this is a rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Porsche history.
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