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The Porsche 911 ‘Carrera 3.0′ has a very special place in the history of the 911, as it brought together elements from two of Porsche's most legendary cars. It was the latest incarnation of the Carrera name, originally introduced to the 911 series as the classic 2.7 RS in late 1972, and the Carrera 3′s 2993cc engine used the same die-cast aluminium crankcase as its cousin, the newly introduced Porsche 930 Turbo'. Sold between 1976-1977, and during its short two-year lifespan only 3,687 cars were built - a tiny amount compared to nearly 58,000 911SCs and 76,500 3.2 Carreras produced. Of these, 2,564 were coupés, 1,123 were produced in Targa form, and only a very small number of these were manufactured in RHD. This particular UK-supplied, right-hand drive, 911 3.0 Carrera Sport was delivered to its first owner, Mr P. Arnold of Dolphin Square, SW1 on the 14th June 1976. The car is finished in Copper Brown Metallic with a Cinnamon interior, and being a Carrera Sport features options such as a Blaupunkt Bamberg radio, front and rear spoilers, the distinctive 'Whale Tail, Bilstein shock absorbers, a 5-speed manual gearbox, and wider Fuchs alloy wheels. After a handful of owners, the car was purchased by our vendor in 2008. A Porsche enthusiast at heart, he set about returning this car to its former glory with a full bare-metal, glass out repaint in its original period colour, for which a bill from respected classic car specialists, D.C.Coachworks, is included in the history file. At around the same time, the front seats were given the Southbound Trimmers treatment and are now looking superb. Throughout his ownership, the car has been serviced and maintained by Porsche Centre Tonbridge with the last service being carried out by them in June 2017. The original service book shows 10 previous stamps for servicing and maintenance over the years and included in the file are a number of old MOT certificates and relevant invoices. The top end of the engine was also rebuilt in the last few years. Supplied with a UK V5c, an MOT until 15th May 2018, and its tools and books, this lovely example now shows 144,492 miles on the odometer. This car presents a wonderful opportunity to own a well-sorted and very usable classic Porsche - retro cool at its finest!