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This is a RHD Porsche 911 that has been taken to the next level in terms of previous owner enjoyment. The car has had an absolute fortune spent to ensure its been completely reliable and robust for international events and on the Continent long-distance touring and endurance rallies. During 2014 and 2015, in the region of £20,000 was spent on mechanical work preparing the car for Europe. The 911 successfully completed the 2016 Monte Carlo Historique. The 911 was eligible and accepted for the famous historic rally and completed the five starting points of Glasgow, Oslo,Bad Homburg, Reims and Barcelona, converging on the small town of St Andre Les Alpes before the first regularity stage and run into Monte Carlo. With high ground runs to Monaco and more demanding final stages on the Col du Turini and Col de Porte, the 911 performed superbly and most certainly passed the endurance test. In several years of ownership, the then Oxfordshire based owner also took the 911 on Below Zero Ice Driving in Sweden, once more really getting some true enjoyment out of this classic Porsche.
In preparation for serious use, the 911 was treated to some major mechanical work. Francis Tuthill Ltd Porsche in Oxfordshire carried out various work to include a competition fly off handbrake, a strengthened front sump guard, new alternator, starter motor and Nick Prowse Motorsport Porsche specialist fitted new wishbone assemblies, re-conditioned brake calipers, fitted a sports clutch and carried out a top end engine rebuild. There are also invoices for brand new Halogen headlamp pods and various maintenance and servicing. Since covering some serious European touring miles, the 911 has had very little use but in 2018 was taken to main agents Northway Porsche for a new starter motor, ignition leads, coil, distributor cap, rotor arm, new handbrake lever button, handbrake shoes and two rear shock absorbers costing in the region of £2,000.
This is certainly a well-travelled car, prior to its more recent touring and rallies with its Oxfordshire owner, the 911 was in Dublin, Ireland and it was during this period around 2008 when the car was treated to a substantial body restoration and re-paint. Photographs of the rolling bare shell being fully re-furbished support the thousands of pounds worth of invoices for new felts, rubbers, seals, handles, indicator units, badges, lift rails all used during the build up of the restored shell. Prior to its time in Dublin, the 911 was based in Kent and a set of receipts for servicing and maintenance throughout this period are with the well documented history. Going back earlier in the car's life, it actually started out in Camberra, Australia. Notes in the history file tell us the car was shipped to Europe for an overseas touring trip during the mid 1990's. Having successfully toured Europe with its Australian owner, the Porsche suffered a valve issue and rather than repair and ship the car home, the car was sold and brought into and registered in the UK. The engine was treated to an updated 3.2 cam, later, improved 911 brakes were fitted, the car fully serviced and then sold to its first UK owner in 1995. Since then the car has covered in the region of 70,000 miles and has been thoroughly enjoyed and used to its maximum potential. Please note the private registration mark is not included.
This fabulous driving car would make an excellent everyday usable classic. It has proven reliability; it has passed the test of endurance rallies and on the Continent touring and has arrived with us on the button and ready to enjoy. Over ten years since a re-paint, the 911 presents very well with nicely aged paintwork and excellent straight panels, the Black leather upholstery is in lovely condition and the car is generally in very good order. It has some nice features to include a working factory sunroof and having had thousands of pounds worth of expenditure in recent years, it can be driven with confidence. The 911 performs superbly with a strong fit engine, excellent gearbox, sharp handling, efficient brakes and is great value and proven to be a reliable, affordable 911 that has some fantastic history, background and provenance.