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.