For Sale: 1979 Porsche 911 in Houston, Texas

Vehicle Description

The 911SC Targa ‘Sportomatic’ is a rare car and a great example of Porsche engineering at its very best. A masterpiece of engineering, a beauty to drive and admire, it was way ahead of its time.This car makes the perfect addition to any collection. A great car to drive, in excellent condition and an investment in the future.

The semi-automatic transmission, ‘Sportomatic’, became optional from the late 1960's. This particular car, the 3.0-litre engine 911SC Targa model, was introduced in 1977 and built until 1983. Porsche ceased manufacture of the ‘Sportomatic’ in 1982 having produced relatively few cars over a 5 year period, making this car today a rare car indeed. A right hand drive vehicle, it is probably the only one of its kind in the USA.

I purchased this 1979 air cooled Porsche in London, England in 1982. I brought the car to the USA in 2010 and having made the journey from England the car was completely checked and serviced, including a full Engine and Gearbox rebuild.

In his introduction to the 1990 Original Classic Car Calendar, in which this car is featured, Stirling Moss reflected on a time when motoring was fun and sums up the pleasure of owning this type of vehicle.

A unique car from the days when cars were built with care and devotion by craftsmen.

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Porsche 911
  • Listing ID:CC-1512879
  • Price:$110,000
  • Location:Houston, Texas
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:911
  • Exterior Color:Dark Green
  • Interior Color:Beige
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:126492
  • Convertible:Yes
  • Title Status:Clear
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Bucket Seats:Yes
  • Engine History:Rebuilt
  • Engine Condition:Running

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