Lot 75 (Imperial War Museum Duxford, 18th March 2020)
Registration No: E349SFX
Chassis No: WP0ZZZ91ZJS102810
MOT: February 2021
Historically, and thus far, the most important Porsche model has been the 1964-introduced 911, which was to remain in production in much the same form for the next 30 years, albeit progressively updated and modified. With basically similar layout to the 356, the new 911 was built on a steel platform chassis with suspension by torsion bars, Macpherson struts at the front and trailing arms at the rear. The first version of the 911 was powered by an air-cooled 2-litre, horizontally opposed six with 5-speed box first used on the 904 competition coupe. Capacity increased, first to 2.4, then 2.7-litres, whilst from 1984, the capacity of the legendary Porsche motor was increased from 3.0 to 3.2-litres and the SC 911 became the 911 Carrera.
Supplied new by Merlin Cambria Porsche of Cardiff this Carrera Sport model is finished in Guards Red with black trim and has been in the current ownership since 2014. The car’s clean lines are enhanced by the deletion of the rear spoiler making it all the prettier in the eyes of many enthusiasts and has original Fuchs wheels with the correct size tyres fitted. Registering some 99,700 recorded miles it boasts the desirable G50 gearbox and was treated to new plugs, an oil change and refurbishment of the injector rail in May 2019. The accompanying service book records no less than 21 stamps and the car comes with a collection of old invoices, 20 expired MoT certificates, tax discs, 2 sets of keys and handbooks. Described as being in “very good” condition as regards its bodywork, paintwork, engine and interior trim, E349 SFX is offered with a fresh MOT.