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Despite only being in production for a couple of years(1976-77) the 911 "Carrera3" is an historically important model, combining two significant elements from the long 911 timeline. It was the latest incarnation of the Carrera name, originally applied to the 911 with the legendary RS in 1972, and the Carrera 3.0's engine was essentially the same as its sibling the 930 Turbo, without the forced air induction. Following on after the MFI engined Carrera 2.7, the 3.0 Carrera pioneered the adoption of the recently developed Bosch K-Jetronic CIS fuel injection engine. This torquey, smooth and free-revving 3.0-litre engine, produced 200 bhp, and was effectively a naturally aspirated version of the 930 Turbo's powerplant (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 4200 rpm) and with its new fuel injection was one of the earliest Porsches to return reasonable 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 (1093 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).In the 27 month production period, 3,687 Carrera 3.0s found enthusiastic buyers and of these 2,564 were coupés with only a few hundred in right-hand drive. First registered in April of 1977, to a Mr. Hoare of Fleet St., EC4 by supplying dealer Motortune Ltd., the car offered here is an original, matching numbers, UK, Carrera 3 Sport finished in that lovely Ice Green Metallic, so popular in period. The Sport Option Pack was a list of M-Codes available only in the UK and included front and rear spoilers, the ubiquitous Whale Tail, anodised aluminium in place of chrome trim, Bilstein dampers, sports seats and wider Fuchs alloys. The car was subject to a little mild restoration a few years ago, and all the relevant invoices relating to this are in the history file. The indicated mileage is around 93,000, however there was a speedometer change in the past (full details in the file) and the correct mileage is nearer 123,000. Accompanying the car are a couple of large ring binders containing a very impressive quantity of history dating back to the early eighties, all previous MoTs along with a current one until October 2016, a fully stamped Service Book and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. Equally the jack, tool kit in its leather bag, compressor, spare wheel and the spare keys are all there and where they should be. Around 20,000 miles ago the car was subject to a mechanical refresh and that included; a full gearbox rebuild with a new clutch, new heat exchangers, fuel pump, oil tank, fresh air fan, torsion bars, chain tensioner, rear suspension arm, brake master cylinder and new Bilstein shocks all round. The excellent interior is finished in Black Leatherette with Pinstripes, the black-centred Fuchs alloys are in very good condition, the soft Metallic Green paintwork gleams and overall the car looks every inch the Classic Carrera. There was a period when the values of these Carreras were in the doldrums, and opportunistic buyers at the time frequently could not afford to maintain them, and those cars were sadly lost. The few cars that remain, have been maintained from new by caring owners, and their value as a very quick, classic 70's Porsche is now appreciated, and consequently they are becoming increasingly sought after.
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