For 1978, Porsche reduced the successful G-series 911 model range
to just two models. The 911 SC (Super Carrera) took the place of
the 911 and Carrera models. Styling remained true to the preceding
models, but the SC did receive the wider body of the Carrera.
Throughout the 1970s, the 911 received incremental increases in
displacement, and for 1978 the 2.7-liter flat six was replaced by a
3.0-liter engine with 180 horsepower- plenty of power to get the
2,667 pound Targa moving quickly through the turns.
Late 1970 to early 1980s 911s have seen an uptick in values, but
still represent a desirable and affordable option for those looking
for an entry into air-cooled 911 ownership. This 1978 Targa has
remained in the same family from new, and has recently undergone an
extensive mechanical service. First, the engine was torn down to
the case, cleaned, inspected and measured. The head studs were
updated to the fully threaded 993 type, Camshafts were ground and
polished to factory specifications, and the updated hydraulic chain
tensioners were installed before the engine was resealed and
reinstalled. Updated oil lines were installed, while the engine was
out, the transmission was resealed. All four brake calipers were
removed and rebuilt, the brake system flushed, and all four tires
The Black non-metallic paintwork is almost entirely original, with
just the hood, driver side rear fender and rear bumper re-sprayed
to the original color. The seldom-seen Lobster Red interior was
only offered through 1978, and is in excellent overall condition.
An aftermarket Alpine radio is currently installed, although the
original unit is included along with the jack, tool kit, and air
pump and owners manuals. With all the mechanicals addressed and a
great color combination, this 911 Targa is an excellent choice for
anyone looking for an air-cooled 911 that can be reliably driven
daily no matter the season.