Supercar Fest Sale of Iconic & Classic Cars 28 May 2022

Supercar Fest Sale Of Iconic And Classic Cars Saturday 28th May 2022 88 Registration: UNM 750R Chassis No.: 9117600371 Estimate: £75,000 - £85,000 Lot 454 1977 Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera Introduced in September 1975 for the 1976 model year with production only running until 1977, the interesting Carrera 3.0 is rightly regarded as somewhat of a special and rare model amongst the impact-bumper era, 911 model range. Following on after the MFI-engined Carrera 2.7, the 3.0 Carrera heralded the adoption of the newly developed Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection engine. This torque-rich, smooth and free-revving 3.0-litre engine, with a distinctive “cam’ effect from 4,000rpm, produced 200 bhp and was effectively a naturally aspirated version of the 930 Turbo’s drivetrain (using the same die-cast aluminium crankcase and gearbox housing for durability). Although having slightly less power than the outgoing Carrera 2.7, it had considerably more torque (188 lb.ft at 4,200 rpm) and with its new fuel injection system was one of the earliest Porsches to return economical fuel consumption figures without a significant performance loss. The Carrera 3.0 was able to accelerate from 0-60 mph and 0-100 mph in almost identical times to the original 2.7 RS and 2.7 Carrera. This respectable performance was aided further by the relatively light weight (1,093 kg) of the 3.0 Carrera compared to its successors. It is almost 6% lighter than the SC (1,160kg), almost 10% lighter than the 3.2 (1,210kg) and surprisingly, also weighs less than the later (1987-1989) stripped-down Carrera 3.2 Club Sport (1,170kg). During its short two-year life span, only 3,687 cars were built - a tiny amount compared to nearly 58,000 911 SCs and 76,500 3.2 Carreras produced. Of these, 2,564 were Coupés and 1,123 were Targas with only around 1,064 Coupés being manufactured in right-hand drive. Very few RHD cars reached the UK, and with just a two year production run, only 121 Carrera 3.0 Coupés (combined “Sport’ and “Comfort’ versions) are verified by their chassis numbers with the Porsche Club GB. Finished in Grand Prix White, this largely original Porsche 911 3.0 Carrera is in excellent condition throughout and is instantly recognisable by the Carrera side script and Fuchs alloys, a true 1970s poster car if ever there was one. It has an interesting past having been owned at one time by Keith Ripp, accessory brand creator of Rippspeed and renowned Rallycross driver and also featured in the ‘Original’ series of books, ‘Porsche 911 - The Restorers Guide to all Production Models 1963 - 93’ by Peter Morgan. A largely original example, it has formed part of a small private collection in recent years with little use during that time but has been maintained as required and will be presented at the sale with a recent service and a fresh MOT Certificate. With a limited production run of just two years, only 1,064 RHD Coupés rolled off the production line with few known to be still in existence today giving this particular example an air of exclusivity, ticking the rarity box within Porsche circles, meaning that this is most certainly one for the collector or 911 fanatic. Your early inspection is welcomed and encouraged. More Details Lot 454 Bid On Lot 454