Hit the Road and the Dirt with a Red 911SC Rally Car
Vintage car can be configured to handle the tarmac of a track or the sandy trails of the desert.
When you think of 911s in motorsport, what’s the first thing to come to mind? Daytona? Sebring? Le Mans? That’s definitely the first place to look for Porsche’s icon these days, but there was a time where a 911 could also be found dominating the sandy trails and muddy paths in the world of rallying.
Not too long ago, we happened upon such a 911 up for sale, a 1979 911SC that recently gained the ability to tackle the dirt as well as the tarmac.
The current owner has placed his 911SC up for sale due to health concerns that have forced him into using automatic transmissions. The 911 was rebuilt this year, stripped to the chassis and back.
No matter where the 911SC goes, it’ll be backed up by the rebuilt 3.0-liter flat-six and 915 gearbox. Whatever power it puts out, it’s enough to pull 1.6 Gs around the corners, while the brakes are capable of the same.
The best part about the restoration is that the 911SC comes with parts for both track and rallying use, which can be swapped within a day. The rally configuration comes with vintage Recaros, powder-coated bumpers, and nine inches of clearance from the suspension. The track-day configuration uses a set of 16×8 Fuchs, a resealed fuel cell, and lightweight doors and bumpers.
This 911SC is ready to go up against competitors from its time in vintage racing and rallying events. And while the reasons for its sale are heartbreaking, we hope its next owner will give the 911 as much love as its current owner has.