RARE 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa Sportomatic
|Year Make Model||1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Sportomatic|
|Location||Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, 07849|
|Private or Dealer||Dealer|
|Seller Tiers||Raging Bull: 3.909% Buyer Fee|
|Exterior Color, Interior Color||Silver, Black|
|Engine Size||3.0 liter flat six|
|Two Pedals or Three?||Two|
|Modifications||Turbo tie rods, larger torsion bars, Turbo rear sway bar, Dual-out exhaust, 4-speed Sportomatic transmission, 16" x 7" and 16" x 8" Fuchs, Recaro seats, Momo Steering wheel, Denon Cassette, harness bar, etc|
|BwC Inspection Report?||No|
|Open to Trade-In?||Yes|
|Vehicles interested in as Trade-in||Most anything!|
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DreamCarXchange is thrilled to present this super rare 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa Sportomatic. This Carrera 3.0 Targa is finished in Silver over Black cloth Recaro seats and features a 4-speed Sportomatic transmission (the original 3-speed Sportomatic also comes with the car) that was installed by the previous owner. This example also includes hand controls that can easily removed if desired. Powertech in Rockaway, NJ has been servicing this car since they opened in 1991, and the owners of Powertech actually serviced it even prior to that! The most recent owner purchased it in 1996, though maintenance records go back to 1992. The car has a MPH speedometer/odometer installed in the car showing 20,175 miles, the original speedo/odometer shows 154,570 KM and also comes with the car. It is being sold with a clear New Jersey title.
See below the YouTube video that provides an overview of the car along with a demonstration of it driving/shifting with the Sportomatic.
The Carrera 3.0 was a special model Porsche produced for the 1976 and 1977 model years that was only available to markets outside of the U.S. Porsche introduced the Carrera 3.0 with wide rear flares, optional whaletail, and a 3.0 liter engine. Only 3,687 Carrera 3.0’s were produced in total, 1,123 of these were Targas. A total of only 58 Sportomatic Carrera 3.0’s were produced and it is believed that of these, only 19 came as Targas.
The Sportomatic transmission was Porsche’s first “automatic” transmission. This example has a 4-speed Sportomatic installed, but also comes with the original 3-speed Sportomatic transmission that came with the car.
The most recent owner purchased the car in 1996, below is a listing provided by the previous owner that described the modifications to the suspension, engine rebuild, etc.
The interior features Recaro seats, a Momo steering wheel, harness bar and a fire extinguisher that is no longer charged. The selling dealer notes that the condition of the interior as very good, with only some looseness of the fabric on some of the bolsters, but no rips or tears. The sun visors are puffy. The car also currently has hand controls installed that were used by the two most recent owners. The car can be driven without using the hand controls and the controls can easily be removed if desired.
From the factory, the 3.0 liter air-cooled flat six cylinder engine produced 200 HP @ 5500 rpm and 188 ft-lb of torque at 4200 rpm. The 3.0 Carrera combined traits from two Porsche icons: the 930 Turbo and 2.7 RS. The 3.0 essentially had the 911 Turbo’s engine – minus the turbo. Same aluminum crankcase, but with the lighter crank and flywheel from the previous 2.7 Carrera (Euro), which was mechanically identical to the legendary 1973 2.7 RS. The lack of a turbo meant Porsche could increase compression from 6.5:1 to 8.5:1. The 3.0 also had bigger intake ports than the Turbo. The selling dealer notes that the car pulls exceptionally well, likely due to the enhancements associated with the engine rebuild completed in the early 1990’s.
The most recent owner made a significant investment in installing an aftermarket air conditioning system, including additional vents in the interior and large condenser on the underside of the car. Currently however it does not blow cold though it is thought that it likely needs a refrigerant recharge.
The selling dealer describes the car as a very nice driver that drives exceptionally well. The Sportomatic transmission shifts very smoothly and the car pulls strongly. The tires are Fuzion ZRi from 2008 and 2009, sized 205/50/16 front and 245/45/16 rear mounted on upgraded 16″ x 7″ and 8″ Fuchs respectively.
The car has a MPH speedometer/odometer installed in the car showing 20,175 miles, and the original speedo/odometer shows 154,570 KM and also comes with the car. The original has vinyl numbers for mph on the face of it that can be removed if desired.
The car comes with a folder full of maintenance, from Powertech and other service shops and dealers dating all the way back to 1992. Powertech completed the most recent service in September 2020 which included a brake fluid flush and replacement of the fan and A/C belts. Also included is an advertisement for the Sportomatic transmission and the Annex to the Drivers Manual for the Sportomatic.
Make sure you check out the 100+ pictures found in the “Pictures” tab above. The selling dealer is charging $0.00 for documentation or other fees. The seller is open to trade-ins on this Carrera 3.0, so if you have a car that you would like to trade in as part or all of your bid, click the “trade-in” button towards the top of the page to begin a private negotiation with the selling dealer regarding your trade-in vehicle and value. Good luck bidding!
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