ANY SELF-RESPECTING banker in the 1980s would have given their annual bonus to get behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 SC. The 204bhp 3-litre flat-six engine was revered in the performance-car world, and the distinctive styling, with its “whale tail” spoiler, became synonymous with excessive spending, red braces and brick-sized mobile phones with briefcase-sized battery packs.
Drivers who missed out first time around can live out their Gordon Gekko fantasies by buying this perfectly restored 1980s 911. And the good news is that it’s all for charity.
Four Porsche technicians from the Jardine Motors Group spent more than 600 hours restoring the 1982 Porsche 911 SC after the car was acquired in a part-exchange at the Porsche centre in Cambridge. The car will be auctioned, with all proceeds going to Whizz-Kidz, a charity that provides specialist mobility equipment for disabled children.
As you can see from the video below, the Porsche was completely dismantled, with all parts undergoing thorough cleaning and restoration. The engine was stripped down and bead-blasted to bring a sparkle back to the alloy parts, and the exterior had more than 100 hours of painting to ensure a rich black finish. Jardine is including a one-year warranty with the car.
“I am extremely proud of the commitment shown by the team at Cambridge Porsche and the quality of work they have completed on this classic car,” said Mark Herbert, chief executive of Jardine. “I am confident that their efforts will be reflected in the money that we are able to raise for Whizz-Kidz when we auction this iconic 1980s Porsche.”
The car is being offered without a reserve price, but the company hopes to make £45,000 when it is auctioned by British Car Auctions at the Jardine Motors Group charity ball at the Colchester Porsche centre on November 21.
Given that the labour alone would normally cost £60,000, surely a banker with an eye for a deal will ensure the auction is a success.