Newstalgia Motors Presents Car No. 00162:
1978 Porsche 911SC Targa
This Targa has found a new home!
However, we'd be happy to locate another one just for you.
In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of the 911, called the "911SC" or Super Carrera. It featured a 3.0 liter engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5 speed 915 transmission. This was the start of what are considered by collectors to be the most reliable 911s! This particular 911 is a very nice all original and numbers matching 1978 911SC Targa. The owner is meticulous with maintenance and has been restoring the car over the past 10 years.
1978 Porsche 911SC Targa Build Sheet:
- Exterior: The rare and original European color of Petrol Blue Metallic shows very well. There are a small number of minor chips and paint areas that appear to be bubbling from the undercoat. According to the owner, a Euro paint shop expert inspected these blemishes and determined they have been caused, not by rust, but by using the wrong undercoat/primer prior to application of Porsche factory paint or there was moisture in the air line of the sprayer when the car was repainted. The only small "dent" is a quarter size ding in the top right fender near the hood (high definition photos of these areas are available). The body has absolutely no rust or body filler and the floor pans are solid as are the rocker panels, quarters, doors, etc.
- Interior: The Black Leather interior of this car is remarkably well preserved for the age of the car. The only item needed is replacement of the original factory speakers. The headliner of the removable Targa roof showing its age, which is quite common for 911 Targas of this era.
- Driveline: The numbers matching SOHC 3.0L Flat-6 and 5-speed transmission are in excellent mechanical condition with no fluid leaks. The owner has upgraded the original equipment, factory rubber hub-type clutch assembly with the superior coil spring disc hub design. Also, the original cam chain tensioners have been replaced with the new design pressure-fed cam chain tensioners.
- Wheels & Tires: Tires are in very good condition with the front: 205/55VR16 and rear: 225/50ZR16.
This 911SC Targa is quite presentable as it is and offers no excuses as a great buy for a classic solid "driver" 911SC.
Additional images available upon request.