Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera
The 3.0 Carrera was sold between 1976-1977 and built between two iconic 911 models, the standard 911 and the 930 Turbo. During that period only 3687 cars were produced. This was a very small number if you compare it compared to nearly 58,000 911SCs and 76,500 3.2 Carreras that were manufactured.
Of the total number of 3.0 cars produced, 2564 were coupes and only 1123 where Targa format, and only a very small number were manufactured in RHD. The UK received a tiny number of these, believed to be less than 30 and it’s not know how many were ‘Sport’ modes making this a very rare and collectible car.
The car carried the prestigious Porsche ‘Carrera’ label. Carrera is a trademarked name (Spanish for ‘Race’) exclusively used by Porsche for some of its models to honour the company’s success in the Carrera Panamericana.
Chassis number 9116610033
The 3.0 Carrera Sport Targa we have offered for sale was first registered on the 27th October 1975, just 2 days after is was presented by AFN Porsche at the London Motor Show.
Chassis number 9116610033 is an original, matching numbers, UK, Carrera 3 Sport model finished in Continental Orange (107) with Black Leatherette with Tweed Inlay interior, still current on the car today.
The Sport Option Pack was a list of M-Codes available only in the UK and included front and rear spoilers, the ubiquitous Whale Tail, anodised aluminium in place of chrome trim, Bilstein dampers, sports seats and wider Fuchs alloys.
Below are scanned copies of the Certificate of Authenticity and the AFN Porsche vehicle specification sheet detailing the Porsche cars displayed at the 1975 London Motor Show.
The accompanying history file show Steatite insulations of Birmingham as the first owner, registering the car two days after the London Motorshow. Steatite owned the car for 15 years eventually selling to a Miss Sophie Cliffe-Jones who was based in London.
The car changed of ownership twice between 1995 and 2010 then purchased by Export 56 on behalf of a long term client from Brighton.
The car is in extremely good order and has been well maintained during its lifetime. Over the past 7 years we have carried out work to the body, mechanics, running gear and electrical system. The front seats were recently retrimmed using the original tweed material.
The 3.0 Carreras are a really gem to drive delivering much more torque compared to the 2.7 MFI. It genuinely feels quicker in almost every normal driving condition. Prod the right pedal at any revs and it positively jumps! In 1976 with the Sport Package box ticked (unique to the UK Market) you added Recaro Sport seats, Bilstein suspension upgrades and 7″and 8″ rims making this an amazing driving experience.
This car represents a rare opportunity to acquire a rare RHD Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Sport Targa with a very unique history. This is a very original car and in extremely good condition throughout, complete with, original tools and a very interesting history file.
UK registered with MOT and historic vehicle tax status, ready for immediate use.
For more information about this Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Targa for sale in Newport Pagnell, or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01908 216661 or 07956 349877.