This classic 1978 Porsche 911 SC Coupe was inspected for a client at USS Tokyo auction on 22 September 2016. It is the type of collector car we specialise in.
Odometer was showing 67,975 km however this was not considered genuine based on overall condition. Auction grade was changed from 4 to R with an announcement on auction day — front panel and left front inner had been repaired.
Front panels and bumper had been painted at some time in the past and the front (non-original) bumper was faded.
Front fenders, bonnet and driver’s door were all quite wavy (orange peel due to lower quality repaint). Our agent thought the whole car had probably been repainted.
Engine bay had oil leaks which are typical for Porsches and many other European cars of this age. It wasn’t possible to be certain about where the oil was coming from without a more extensive mechanical inspection.
No major rust in the body as far as could be determined.
This 1978 Porsche 911 SC Coupe was eligible for import to Australia under the 1988 and older rule, and is typical of the condition we find many Porsches of this age to be in.
It sold for 2,980,000 Yen FOB which would have been approx. $46,100 landed in Australia at the time (at 76.5 Yen to the dollar).
We only source the best vehicles with clean and tidy interiors, and only vehicles we would be pleased to own ourselves. This is why we are constantly told by clients that the vehicles we source are well above the condition of most others on the local market.
Whether you’re looking for a classic 1978 Porsche 911 SC Coupe like this, or any other type of vehicle we can find it for you in nice condition.
The pictures are typical of the information we provide prior to auction for each vehicle of interest, with any faults shown so you can clearly see the condition before we discuss whether to bid, and your budget.
It is vital when sourcing your vehicle to use an agent that takes the time to physically check each vehicle and looks beyond the auction pictures and report to confirm condition. Some vehicles may have an unpleasant smoke or other odour, rust underneath, or other faults which are impossible to know without inspection.
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