Vintage 1979 Porsche 911 SC Chassis: 911 9211742, odometer reading: 018,836, exterior color: black, interior color: saddle/light brown leather.
**SPECIAL NOTE: Recently rediscovered original Warranty Voucher booklet listing the original owner was Mr. Bill Schilling of Nova Construction, Doylestown, PA and the delivery date listed is August 15, 1979.
Provenance: Estate of William J. Godfrey
Other Notes: A Porsche 911 of 1979 vintage with low mileage is now rather hard to find. The example presented here is an unmolested original motor car that will take pride of place in any automobile collection.
The Porsche model nine-eleven is the most famous of all Porsche sports cars and this number combination has become synonymous with the Porsche name. Equally iconic is the whine and pitch of the air-cooled, dry-sump flat 6-cylinder boxer engine of which some Turbo versions can sound like demented chainsaws at high engine revolutions.
Following the successful but dated model 356 produced since 1948, the 911 was introduced on 12 September 1963 to instant acclaim. Throughout its production run, it retained a 2+2 seating arrangement with two rear child seats and the 911 was built in Coupe, Cabriolet and Targa versions. Although using different nomenclature, descendants of the nine-eleven with type numbers 991 and 992 are still available.
In 1967, the 911 model line-up was enlarged with the introduction of the Targa model. "Targa" is the Italian word for "shield" and this name was chosen to commemorate the fact that Porsche had been able to win the Italian "Targa Florio" long-distance road race held in Sicily five times between 1956 and 1965.
The 911 was continuously developed and from 1973 to 1989 the so-called "G"-model was manufactured. In 1978, the engine capacity was enlarged to 3-litres.
The Porsche management decided to discontinue the now twenty-year-old 911 in 1981 and to replace it with the front-engine 924, 944 and 928 models. In the run-up to discontinuation, the 911 range was reduced to the 911 SC and the 911 Turbo versions. However, when the Porsche enthusiasts realized that the iconic nine-eleven was to be discontinued, sales improved so significantly that it remained in production. The much-vaunted front-engine replacements are now only remembered as well-built aberrations to the core iconic Porsche product line-up.
This is an exceptionally low mileage example of the desirable 911 SC Targa and presents itself in an exceptional original condition for a 40-year-old motor car.
The black exterior paint combined with the tan leather interior is a classic and very desirable color combination for this model.
PAINTWORK is in fair/good condition. Gapping is consistent. Some surface carwash scratching evident. Some minor chips and scratches and evidence of a front bumper scratch. Touch up and starring on the trunk lid.
METAL is sound throughout, as is expected.
WHEELS/TIRES are in average condition. The rims show minor curbing damage.
INTERIOR: the tan leather is in good condition throughout. Driver's seatback has faded. The rear seat bottoms show signs of use, cracks, and fading. The carpet has faded throughout. The front surface of the dash panel, the rear trim, and door panels and pillar covers show signs of fading. There is a red spot on the rear seat and the carpet behind the driver's seat. The Targa top shows minor scratches and is not as taut as it should be.
ENGINE runs strong. All functions work satisfactorily.
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