Porsche 911 SC restoration in progress

We’re in the middle of another bare-metal Porsche repaint at Tuthill Porsche workshops. The subject of this restoration is a very nice left-hand-drive 1979 Porsche 911 SC coupe in Minerva Blue.

First supplied via the Netherlands, this SC sat in storage for many years before being bought by its previous owner, who also owned a very smart RHD 911 Carrera 3.0 and was looking for a rust-free SC to join it in the garage. The left-hand-drive SC had been left almost entirely stock since the day it was manufactured and such is how it remains. The only modifications are a few choice tweaks, such as a polished aluminium front camber brace and original Fuchs alloy wheels refinished in RSR style.


Our team sourced this excellent SC for an overseas customer and we have been working through a programme of mechanical upgrades. The original Minerva Blue Metallic paintwork was presentable, but ultimately not perfect, so we decided to bring back perfection with a bare-metal respray, finding some interesting evidence of previous cosmetic along the way.

The car is a rare non-sunroof model: a production option that has long proved popular with serious 911 driving enthusiasts. It is also fitted with a flat engine cover. Inside, the car wears its original Porsche ‘Wavy Stitch’ seat upholstery, which is now very rare indeed – almost never seen on classic 911s nowadays. The 3-litre engine and 915 transmission functioned well on arrival, but both are undergoing a full strip and check in our engine shop.

Nothing beats the classic 911s for enjoyment. They are also a great place to invest money at the minute. Contact us with any Porsche questions or to discuss a 911 restoration project. Here’s the 911 just before we took it back to bare metal!