Starting in late 1977, Porsche increased its engine displacement to a 3.0L from 2.7L. The new engine was created for the next iteration of the venerable 911 series… the 911 SC.
Starting in 1978 in the U.S., customers were introduced to the new 911SC. At that time, many considered this to possibly be the LAST rear engine Porsche to be produced. There were many rumors worldwide that Porsche was moving to a front engine platform (the 924 and then later the 944 series), and away from the “antiquated” rear engine 911. Thank goodness for all of us…that did not come to fruition.
With its new engine providing 180hp, the new 911 clocked 0-60 times of approximately 5.5 seconds and a quarter mile in 14.8 seconds. This was nearly 0.4 of a second faster than the previous 911S model of 1977. Styling was considered “more modern” and integrated aggressively flared rear fenders and an interior re-design boasting a center console configuration.
We are very happy to present this 1978 911SC in the rare and gorgeous color of Petrol Blue. Superbly re-painted in its original color, this car has just over 85,000 original miles and presents as partially restored example. The interior has also been redone and integrates patterned seats in the original color scheme.
An excellent driving car, our SC pulls strongly to redline, brakes and tracks perfectly, and is an excellent example of the first series SC’s. A perfect addition to any collection or enthusiast worldwide!