Up for auction is this 1978 Porsche 911SC Carrera-style tribute finished in Signal Yellow. Over the course of the last several years, this 1978 example has been transformed into the Euro Carrera tribute we see today with a classic ducktail rear spoiler, a custom RS-style interior, and 17” Fuchs-style wheels as well as a rebuilt and upgraded engine and transmission. Having received considerable amounts of maintenance and upgrades in recent years as well as a major service just carried out in preparation for sale, this beautifully executed Carrera tribute is now being offered for auction by its seller our of Ohio.
This 911SC is said to have been media blasted before undergoing a full glass-out respray in the desirable classic Porsche color of Signal Yellow. The paintwork is noted to have been carried out to a very high standard, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. Visually, this 911SC has been modified with a fiberglass ducktail rear spoiler, Carrera side graphics, a Carrera front valence, and 17” Fuchs-style reproduction wheels which are currently dressed in a set of Sumitomo tires dated from 2017.
Inside, the cabin has been redone and fitted with RS-stye door panels, a 917-style wooden shift knob, a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel, and GTS Classics Monte Carlo seats with nickel grommets and decorative Porsche crests. A modern Continental radio has also been installed and the A/C has been recently overhauled and upgraded with a complete RennAire system. The odometer has been previously replaced and the actual mileage remains unknown.
The factory 3.0L flat-six engine has been previously rebuilt and fitted with upgraded head studs, Carrera chain tensioners, and a new Billy Boat exhaust system. The 5-speed manual gearbox has also been rebuilt and paired with new shifter cables as well as a lightweight aluminum clutch kit. An extensive amount of maintenance has been carried out since 2010 as detailed in the invoices provided in the photo gallery. Work carried out by Planet 9Eleven in 2021 includes the installation of an upgraded oil cooler kit, a new factory airbox and pop-off valve, rebuilt rear axles, new stainless steel braided brake lines, a valve adjustment, and new valve cover gaskets. The most recent invoice from Steinel’s Autowerks totaling nearly $5k also includes new belts, gaskets, seals, rear shock absorbers, a new Turbo tie rod kit, and a transmission fluid change among other service items addressed in preparation for sale.
This sale will include original owner’s manuals, service records, a spare tire, and a clean title. With its upgraded performance and classic Carrera-inspired styling, this tastefully customized 911SC is sure to satisfy any air-cooled driving enthusiast.