1981 Porsche 911SC Targa - Ex Tom Walkinshaw



Year 1981
Make Porsche
Model 911
Variant SC Targa
Mileage 144849
Transmission Manual
Exterior colour Grand Prix White
Interior colour Brown leather


This 1981 Porsche 911SC was first owned by the late great Tom Walkinshaw who was the owner of the F1 Arrows team in the late 90s. The car has been with its last custodian for 28 years. It was placed into storage for over a decade from 2004 until 2014 and after emerging from hibernation it was treated to a complete body restoration at a cost of over £11,000. The car's mechanics have been well maintained and this includes a top end overhaul by Oselli Engineering at around the 98,000 mile mark which included the fitment of stronger Dilivar head studs and at the same time a replacement flywheel was fitted. A new clutch was fitted at around 127,000 miles.

The car has completed limited mileage in recent years and has clocked up around 18,000 miles over the last 20 years or so. The interior of the car is superb with the leather seats continuing to look fresh having been refurbished around 20 years ago. The rear seats are also in excellent condition as is the dashboard and door cards. The interior condition is as good as any low mileage car.

Mechanically the car is in good health showing excellent oil pressure. The engine runs cleanly and the car moves through the gears without issue.

The history file contains the service book and the last service was completed in 2020 at 143,600 miles and it has completed 1250 miles since then. The service books shows Tom Walkinshaw as the first owner and there is a complete history of all custodians of the car in the file. There are lots of invoices including those relating to the top end overhaul and the £11,000 body refurbishment which included the replacement of the kidney bowls.

There is a lot about this car to like. The body work is generally excellent and with a superb interior the whole car presents exceptionally well and you have the added attraction of long term ownership and a famous motor racing owner. We have priced the car competitively and there is no reason why this car should not give many years of excellent service ahead for its next owner.

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