1981 Porsche 911 SC 3.0
Not restored. Just purchased as new by long term owner and maintained to keep it that way.
The Porsche 911 in its purest form – a timeless design classic.
Indistinguishable from new when purchased by current owner in 1994,
this beautiful car has, in the hands of this custodian, been used exclusively for pleasure driving on Island (e.g. early morning laps of TT circuit plus occasional tours of Scotland and the Lakes).
The appeal was to acquire a mint, unspoiled example of the iconic 911 Porsche in its purest form
and every care has been taken to preserve both the originality and the condition.
At the time of her 40,000 mile re-fit, adhering to the long term health plan she was treated also to a full top end engine overhaul. This was performed by MB Porsche, Cumbria in whom the owner has total confidence.
41,000 miles March 2012
>new discs and pads front and rear.
>pedal box fitted with new bush kit.
>new stainless steel exhaust fitted.
>new front and rear windscreen seal rubbers.
>new front windscreen
>new wipers front and rear
>new front wiper motor.
>new heater blower.
>new set of Pirelli P6000 N1 91W tyres fitted.
>Engine – full top end overhaul (including replacement of cams/rockers, head studs/nuts).
(Followed up at 41,000 by torque checks, valve clearance setting, oil and filter changes).
Notes on the above:-
Rubber has a limited lifespan. Changing the tyres gave chance to fit out with the higher spec Pirellis.
Windscreen seal rubbers had been showing signs of drying out.
There had been a suggestion of clouding in the corner of the front windscreen as though the laminates had opened up over time. At some stage the variable intermittent wipe had stopped being variable. The demist blower was also no longer fully functional.
Although no dulling of performance had been felt it was, at 40,000 and perhaps more pertinently at 30 years,
considered prudent to have the engine removed for thorough checks and overhaul. Even allowing for the psychological aspect, the peace of mind that comes from the pre-emptive care having been taken, the owner
is impressed that the drive is even more slick and has never been better.
The original Blaupunkt is in good working order but little used
as THE music comes from the inimitable hum and wail of the air cooled flat six boxer.
There has been one. Self inflicted as stationary wheelbarrow was overlooked when reversing from drive.
After much anguish it was decided not to replace the wing just to re-spray wing as was scrape rather than dent. This was some years ago now. Owner will never forget but likely no-one else would detect.
The features of this model are described below in detail and in context of 911 evolution.
The Porsche delivered to the first lady owner in the Summer of 1981 was exactly as presented in the Porsche advertisement of the time. “Extras” of any sort were not a consideration/would have been superfluous.
Initially curious but then seen to be rational and consistent with the Pure Porsche ethos it can be seen from the poster that the only door mounted mirror was on the side of the driver.
The Porsche 911 is probably the most famously desired sports car in the world – ever.
It is certainly one of the toughest and most durable.
Never before has a car consistently looked so good, sounded so good, and been able to go so hard for so long.
The Porsche 911 has become a legend in its own lifetime.
Developed as a much more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356 and the new car made its public debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1963.
To own a Porsche was to be associated with success, with much kudos derived from Porsches association with success on the race track. After the impact bumpers of 1974, the 1978 911 SC saw the introduction of a fully galvanised bodyshell, an industry leading development that at last offered longevity. Porsche also set out to achieve complete reliability. The 2.7 unit had been good but had stretched the original design to its limits. The 911 SC, which replaced the s in the US and Canada and the 2.7 in the Rest of the World, provided the bulletproof reliability the engineers were seeking.
The new 3 litre engine of the SC became the only normally aspirated 911 Porsche available.
Specification in 1980 comprised:
Oxygen sensor and 3-way catalytic converter used for emissions.
OXS warning lamp on instrument panel.
Air conditioning standard.
Power windows standard.
Black look trim standard.
Centre console standard.
Headlight washers flush with bumper
380mm leather-covered 3 spoke steering wheel.
Updated timing chain idler arm.
85 mph speedometer.
Reinforced valve covers.
To which, in 1981 the following were added:
Engine revised to 204 hp
Fuel distributor nonadjustable.
Side indicator lights.
Halogen sealed beam headlights.
Fuel injector lines now steel.
CIS airbox updated.
Acceleration enrichment circuit added.
In years to come variants with various attractions would be added (whale fin/teatray spoiler, Martini stripes etc) but the 3 litre SC model of 1981, celebrated as “Pure Porsche”,
Is seen as having set the benchmark.
Registration and Price:-
Together with the MAN 1 X registration that has been on the car since 1994
the Porsche is priced at £30,000
Offers of a lesser, respectable amount are invited if the interest is to purchase the car without the MAN 1 X registration.
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