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This 1982 Porsche 911SC has been back-dated to resemble an early 1970s 911 RS, with early-style front and rear bumpers. It looks great with its period Gulf Blue paintwork, side-stripes and contrasting orange Fuchs alloy wheels.
The big news is that the 911’s engine and gearbox have just been rebuilt by well-respected Porsche specialists Jaz in London. The engine has ew Mahle barrels and pistons, and 964 camshafts, plus freshly powder-coated parts, all at a cost of over £16,000. The car has covered just 1000 miles since, and has just had its first post-rebuild service by Jaz.
The same specialist also refreshed the suspension system with four new dampers, and various new joints and bushes, plus four new tyres. This was an additional £3000 spend. Going back further, there is a history file dating back to the 1980s.
The interior has also been given an RS feel, with lightweight (and very comfortable) bucket seats, the rear seats have been removed, and lightweight RS door panels have been fitted, together with a Momo steering wheel.
Removing the hefty impact bumpers and original seats has reduced the weight of the Porsche by a noticeable amount and this, combined with the reconditioned engine, gearbox and suspension makes this a remarkably lively and fun 911 to drive. The engine is wonderfully willing, the gearbox silky smooth, and the suspension and steering precise and direct.
Because it’s so well-sorted mechanically, with all the big money having been spent, this is a great 911, and you could take it away as it is and get a lot of enjoyment from owning and driving it. You could, though, use it as a starting point to create an even more convincing back-date, with period mirrors, and polished window frames and headlamp bezels. At the moment, the car is set up for fast road use but it could easily be adapted into a trackday car if required. We can work with you to do any of this, if required.