1976 PORSCHE 911 'Carrera 3.0' Manual Targa
VIN/Chassis no. 9116610354
* Rare 3.0-litre Carrera Targa
* One of only 298 Left-hand drive examples built in '76
* 49,099 kilometres (30,508 Miles) from new
* Highly Collectable
Complete vehicle history documenting just 3 owners from new.
The 3rd owner, an Australian living and working in Germany, purchased it in April 1984.
In late1997, on their return to Australia, they exported it back to Sydney where it was placed in to storage.
In April 2018, terms were agreed with the previous owners of over 34 years and ourselves. Deal done, we embarked on a year long, complete engine rebuild.
All other mechanical and electrical parts have been examined and replaced as required.
It has brand new brake rotors and pads fitted. Brand new, correct period tyres all round and a new fuel cell.
HISTORY BEHIND THE 'CARRERA 3.0'
1973, Porsche revived the 'Carrera' name that they had trademarked back in the early 1950's to celebrate their success in the 'Carrera Panamericana' in a 356, to use on their new 'supercar', the legendary 'Carrera RS' they had produced as a limited edition product to enter Group 4 GT Racing.
The class required a minimum of 500 cars be built for homologation purposes to enter. However, the Carrera RS proved to be such a brilliant car, demand to purchase one was so strong, production was later extended, adding revised suspension and wider wheels improved the handling, while the Bosch mechanically fuel-injected, 2.7-litre engine's 210 horsepower, would give it a top speed just shy of 150mph.
final numbers ending up at 1,590 units built.
Autumn 1975, Porsche announced the new 911 for 76 Model Year would be known as the Carrera 3.0 Litre. It would use the new 3.0 litre engine Porsche had just developed out of the Phenomenal 911 Turbo’s 2994 cc engine minus the turbocharger.
The engine (dubbed the 930/02) featured K-Jetronic CIS. In addition, it was fitted with the lighter 6-bolt flywheel and the crankshaft from the 2.7 RS.
To compensate for the missing turbo booster of the 930, Porsche increased the compression ratio giving the three-litre Carrera 200 hp and a torque of 255 Nm at 4,200 rpm.
Its introduction marked an important development in the 911's production process:
The adoption of Thyssen anti-corrosion zinc coating for the steel body panels, which was a vast improvement on what had gone before.
Also new was a five-blade cooling fan (replacing the preceding 11-blade unit) which ran faster to improve alternator output.
Offered with wide rear flares, optional whaletail, and a variety of other luxury options.
It would be available in all markets except North America.
The 3.0 Carrera would go on to be the basis for all future developed 911’s up to 1989 including the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera.
Only 3,687 3.0-litre Carreras were built,
Here are the production stats:
1976 Carrera 3 Coupe
RHD – 487
LHD – 606
1976 Carrera 3.0 Targa
RHD – 181
LHD – 298
1977 Carrera 3 Coupe
RHD – 577
LHD – 896
1977 Carrera 3 Targa
RHD – 281
LHD – 365
1976 – 26
1977 – 32
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