1979 Porsche 911 Targa


・Targa Super Carrera
・Whale Tail rear spoiler 
・The iconic drivers sports car
・Engine rebuilt 3,000 miles ago
・One owner for the last 15 years 

The Background:

In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of the 911, called the ‘911SC’, which stands for "Super Carrera". The car featured a 3.0-litre aluminium engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. Originally power output was 180 bhp, 911 SC sales totalled 58,914 cars. This version in the iconic Guards Red is the ultimate compromise between a sports car and cabriolet with the Targa roof option.

The current owner has only covered 37 miles since July 2020 and would like someone else to appreciate this Classic as he is just not utilising it very much.


The Paperwork: 

The car has three owners, the current one has had the 911 since 2005 and cherished the car as it was always a dream of his to own a Porsche 911Targa. The mechanics have been covered by himself with main work being carried out by Porsche Tonbridge and a specialist, the photos show the invoices and details of work covered along with all MOTs since the early 80’s.

Since 2005 the parts that have been used are genuine Porsche products, a recent MOT was undertaken in July 2021 with no advisories. The car has its original book pack, manual and also certificate of authentication from Porsche. 

The Interior:

Fitted with a black leather upholstery and green velour inserts to compliment the Guards Red paintwork, the interior has held up very well. The Porsche radio cassette unit is original and still operates perfectly, along with the electric antenna. 

The door cards are in good condition along with the glasswork, inside and outside. All electrics are fully operational, switch gears are in good condition and interior carpets are well kept. Original spare tyre is present alongside the Porsche 12V tyre inflator/compressor and original bags for the wheel to go in. Tool set is in intact and has never been used along with spare Porsche belts.

The Exterior:

16” Fuchs black wheels are in superb condition and wrapped in Pirelli tyres at the front and Bridgestones at the rear, all have good tread and the key is present for the locking wheel nuts. 

The Whale Tail spoiler is fully intact with no marks on it at all, as are the bumpers front and rear. There is a small mark on the OSR bumper as shown in the photos and on the top of the OSF screen edge is a small paint bubble. On the front of the bonnet lip there is a small chip (shown in photos) alongside this the drivers door has some paintwork missing on the edge in two places, nothing major that a touch in would not cover up.

The photos show the Guards Red paintwork perfectly, it really is that vivid and around eight years ago the bonnet was painted. Also the top edge of the roof has some small marks, just where the Targa roof has met the paintwork. The roof is also in excellent condition for its age. 

The Mechanics: 

Mechanically the car is in good order and as stated the current owner of fifteen years has maintained it himself, purchasing parts from Porsche Tonbridge. The MOT runs until July 2022 and the owner has only done 37 miles in the last year. 

Around 3000 miles ago the car had a complete engine re-build, documents are shown to cover this, the owner covered this alongside a Porsche independent specialist. 

The Appeal: 

This 911 Super Carrera is the best of both worlds, five speed manual gearbox with that sonorous flat six three litre engine and Targa roof combine open top motoring with elegance and looks that even 40 years on stand out from the crowd. This is an opportunity to enjoy the remainder of Summer in style and own a car that will never lose its classic status.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1979
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Targa
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 131,531 Miles
  • Engine size
  • Location Kent
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
44 bids
  • st•••• £39,500 29/07/21
  • Ro•••• £39,250 29/07/21
  • an•••• £39,000 29/07/21
  • te•••• £37,500 29/07/21
  • an•••• £36,750 29/07/21
  • te•••• £36,500 29/07/21
  • ya•••• £36,000 29/07/21
  • Ri•••• £35,750 29/07/21
  • ya•••• £35,000 29/07/21
  • Ri•••• £34,250 29/07/21

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