Owning a 911 SC
‘”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.