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  • Offered from The Carrera Collection
  • Desirable European-specified “G-Series” 911 SC Targa
  • Rides on 15-inch alloy Fuchs wheels wrapped in Continental tyres
  • Equipped with a 3.0-litre, flat six-cylinder SC engine

Around the time of its debut in 1963, the Porsche 911 was offered only in closed-roof coupé configuration. This would change in 1967, with the introduction of a now-iconic 911 variant—the Targa. Stuttgart’s new offering was so named to commemorate the firm’s dominance at the famed Targa Florio endurance race in Italy.

The partially open roof set-up offered drivers the weather protection of a coupé with the Targa top fitted, yet retaining the option to quickly stow the roof for open-topped enjoyment. Its signature roll cage “hoop” ensured the safety and stability akin to a roll bar. Since its association as a Porsche word, the term “Targa” has been borrowed by many competitors and has become synonymous with the part-open roof design.

In 1978, the Porsche 911 was still only being offered in these two configurations with the cabriolet not making its full debut until 1983. For 911 enthusiasts of the day, attention was focused on Stuttgart’s new powerplant, the 3.0-litre Super Carrera “SC” engine. The previous magnesium alloy engine case had been replaced with a cast aluminium unit borrowed from the 911 Turbo. This change solved many of the heat-related issues associated with magnesium cases.

The new mill was fed by Bosch’s K-Jetronic fuel injection, commonly referred to as CIS for Continuous Injection System. This combination created a powerplant that was almost always mated to Porsche’s five-speed transmission and rated at 188 horsepower for European-specified examples. The SC continued to wear the wider rear haunches of the previous Carrera models, as well as stiffer anti-roll bars and power disc brakes on all four corners.

The example offered here is a sought-after European-specified 911 SC Targa. Sporting the dynamic 3.0-litre SC engine with Bosch CIS fuel injection, the car is cloaked in silver over tan leather upholstery. Its silver paint and black exterior trim are complemented by gold exterior badging found across the exterior. Inside, the car sports many luxury accessories such as power windows, air conditioning, and a modern Pioneer stereo system.

Strikingly appointed, and equipped with one of Porsche’s most vaunted powerplants, this Euro-spec 911 SC Targa offers an attractive path into air-cooled Porsche ownership.
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