Own­ing a 911 SC

Classic Cars (UK) - - The Big Test -

‘”St­effi” is my fifth 911. I bought the first – a Car­rera 3.2 – in 1990,’ says Gina Pur­cell. ‘SCS are my favourite be­cause they’re lighter and more del­i­cate.

‘I like the 915 gear­box; it’s all more suited to the 911 ethos. It’s a Sport model so had a rear tea-tray spoiler. I re­moved that by choice; the front spoiler was dam­aged when it was be­ing trail­ered back from a break­down in Swe­den, so I took that off too. It’s still steady as a rock at 140mph on the au­to­bahn with­out them. The prob­lem was the CDI unit – the ig­ni­tion brain – fritzed out. I’m go­ing to fit an up­graded part from Clas­sic Retro­fit, which looks iden­ti­cal but has bet­ter elec­tron­ics.

‘I’m also go­ing to fit a blade-type fuse­box to aid re­li­a­bil­ity. To run an SC, plan for an av­er­age of £800-£900 for the an­nual ser­vice, so al­low £1500 all-in to deal with any other stuff.

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