Rare right-hand-drive example, delivered new to the UK
Nearly fifty years after the 911 was first introduced, Porsche decided to honour its most successful automobile by creating a limited production run of automobiles benefitting from both current Porsche technology and performance and the visual flair of Porsches of yesteryear. That car was the 911 Sport Classic.
Built to RHD specifications for the UK market, this 911 Sport Classic has travelled just 3,500 miles from new. One of just 250 examples produced, the entire production run was spoken for just 48 hours after its initial reveal, speaking to the Sport Classic’s overall desirability. Bestowed with Porsche’s iconic ducktail spoiler, inspired by the legendary 911 Carrera RS 2.7 of 1973, the car also boats Fuchs-style alloy wheels and a Zagato-esque concave roof.
Mechanically, the 911 Sport Classic benefits from the wider Carrera 4S bodyshell and a rear-wheel-drive format. Its specially modified 3,800 cc, four-cam, four-valve, normally aspirated and direct-injected engine is aided by a ‘Power Kit’ that includes ported and polished combustion chambers, special resonance intake manifolding that helps maintain peak power throughout the rev range, and a re-mapped ECU. There is also a new exhaust system and carbon-fibre air-box. These upgrades bring power to 408 bhp, a 23 bhp improvement over the Carrera S. Power is managed through a traditional six-speed, fully synchronized manual transaxle with a mechanical limited-slip differential. The 911 Sport Classic includes many desirable options as standard, including advanced PCCB Porsche Ceramic Composite Brakes and the very effective PASM sports suspension, which lowers the car by nearly an inch.
Each 911 Sport Classic was finished in the unique shade of Sport classic Grey paintwork with a pair of subtle grey stripes. Inside, the interior, including Porsche’s Adaptive Sport Seats, is trimmed in Espresso brown leather with woven leather and fabric seat and door inserts. Grey stripes on the tachometer mimic the exterior colour scheme.
Following a recent major service by Porsche Portsmouth, this Sport Classic is ready to be driven and enjoyed by its next owner. It is accompanied by its original service book, with previous services undertaken by official Porsche centres in Hatfield, Swindon, and in Jersey. Importantly, the car was road-tested and featured on the cover of issue 146 of Total 911 magazine in an article written by Neil Watson.
Considered to be amongst the most desirable variants of the 997 generation of 911, the Sport Classic is a must-have for the enthusiast of air-cooled 911s, combining the spirit and charisma of 911s of past with the performance and practicality of a modern Porsche.To view this car and others currently consigned to this auction, please visit the RM website at rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/lf19.