Porsche 911 SC 3.2 Lightweight - £27,995
The ever popular 3.0 SC is a brilliantly nimble and free revving machine.
When first launched in 1978, it gained the three-litre block from last seasons turbo, initially producing 180bhp, then 188bhp in 1980 and just a year later demand resulted in a final hike to 204bhp.
Following an unprecidented demand for the car and pushing both the 944 and 928 models to the back of the room, Porsche responded with the 3.2 carrera and the rest was history.
The new model with its increased displacement engine was more powerful again, but sadly blunted by increased drag and an additional 50 Kg's on board.
Some purists now prefer the lighter SC models and fortunately for this car, in the late 1990's an eccentric Meryl Lynch bonds man acquired the car with a clear vision, to further reduce weight and increase performance in the same way as Porsche did, to create a 3.2.
Initially the car began at Autofarm for body work and then moved on to Bob Watson for all things mechanical.
Autofarm executed a comprehensive weight loss program, to include the fitment of 964 RS Cup full aluminium door shells, perspex rear and side windows, AIR intl racing light weight bumpers and rear spoiler, before finally installing a light weight plastic fuel tank.,
The interior was stripped and a new pair of sparco racing seats found themselves sitting on a lightweight carpet set and surrounded by new lightweight door trims. A safety devices roll cage was also fitted along with 4 point harnesses.
After a full bare metal repaint and this host of upgrade parts fitted, they then focused on the chassis adding lowered bilstein suspension, a front strut brace and AP racing 4 pot calipers all round.
Finally 6 & 7" Fuchs (wrapped in nearly new Eagle F1's) were refitted, and the car was now ready for some extra horse strength under the lid.
Bob Watson then went on to build a bored out, no expense spared 3.2 litre engine for the car.
This included twin plug heads, RS camshafts, 42mm Jenvey throttle bodies and green injectors to help feed the hungry new powerplant.
A recently tweaked Motec M4 ECU, combined with SSI heat exchangers and a car graphic twin silencer exhaust, take care of fuel in and out. This now makes for a rather exciting and unique package that any SC engine bay would be proud to harbor.
An awful lot of time, effort and money has gone into creating this car and the results speak for themselves.
The car boasts a comprehensive history file of all the work, also mentioning the gearbox being rebuilt by Bob in 2004.
He has just re-balanced the throttle bodies and completed a leakdown test, along with a new lambda, racing battery and re-location of the washer bottle, unsurprisingly it also then sailed through an MOT.
A truly special SC that would be impossible to replicate today at just £27995