In model year 1978, the 911 model range was reduced to two models. The 911 SC (Super Carrera) took the place of the 911 and Carrera models. The 911 SC effectively replaced the 911 S and was one of Porsche’s first models that was meant for the international market. It was sold as a cheaper alternative to the 911 Turbo. The SC used an unblown version the 930 Turbo unit that offered 180 to 200 bhp depending on model year. Options included the rear whale tail, front chin spoiler, Bilstein dampers, 16 inch wheels with Pirelli P7 tires and sports seats. Sometimes dealers lumped these options together to create their own sport package. The SC was even more luxurious then the Carrera 3.0 of the years before. The engine however didn’t deliver as much power as the Carrera 3.0’s engine (20 bhp less), but because more torque was available at lower revs the car was nicer to drive.
The example featured here received cosmetic modifications that includes a wide-body conversion, fitting a ‘Turbo’ engine lid/rear wing, lowered suspension, and aftermarket Work alloy wheels. It also comes with standard equipment that includes a sunroof, electrically operated windows, basic heating and ventilation, recoil bumpers, a cigarette lighter, a heated rear screen, and a rear wiper.
Moving inside, you can see a well-presented black interior that features an aftermarket Momo steering wheel, a more modern Alpina radio/CD player with Bluetooth connectivity, non-standard door speakers, an aftermarket gear knob, and a non-original engraved brass plaque on the glovebox lid.
This 1978 Porsche 911 3.0 SC is powered by an air-cooled 3.0-litre flat-six, generating 180hp and paired to the rear wheels via a five-speed manual transmission.
This 911 SC is an eye-catching example of Porsche’s modern classic sports car that owes its current look to the cosmetic modifications done to it. Presented in an all-black colour scheme and in excellent condition throughout, this classic sports car is ready to be enjoyed on open roads and would make for a fine companion when visiting local car shows or events as well!