Double Take: Rare color Porsche 911SC

Porsche has long offered a wide variety of colors to suit the palettes of its buyers and from time to time we come across these cars for sale. Late last week I wrote up a Talbot Yellow 911SC with a relatively high price that I figured was in large part due to the color choice. Talbot Yellow has that nice combination of being both rare and also eye-catching. Since writing up that car, we’ve come across two more examples in rare colors so this seemed like as good a time as any to take a look at what the market might bear for 911s that come in colors other than the standard Red, Black, and Silver. The first one is a restored 1980 Porsche 911SC in a very period-correct choice of Cashmere Beige.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1980 Porsche 911SC on eBay

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 58,500 mi
Price: Reserve auction

Description: 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe California Car.
This car is “Simply Beautiful” NICELY RESTORED and runs as good as it looks.
Very few 911SC’s were produced in Cashmere Beige and even fewer remain with low miles such as this.

VIN # 91A0141687
BUILD DATE: 01/80
ENGINE CODE – 6401715
3.0 MOTOR REFRESHED
FULLY REBUILT 915 TRANSMISSION WITH UPGRADES
58,000 ORIGINAL MILES
EXTERIOR COLOR: CASHMERE BEIGE CODE 502-9-1
INTERIOR COLOR: BEIGE WITH BROWN TRIM .

1980 911SC AND HERE IS WHAT HAS BEEN DONE SO FAR
3.0L H6 SOHC – REMOVED AND REASEALED
VALVE COVERS REPLACED FOR TURBO ONES
NEW FRONT AND REAR MAIN SEALS
5- SPEED MANUAL – FULLY REBUILT AND UPGRADED TO LSD DIFF AND 7:31 RING AND PINION
NEW OEM SEALS: W/S SEAL, DOOR, TRUNK, HOOD (SEE LINK FOR FULL PICS OF RESTORATION)
NEW OEM STEP PLATES
RESTORED TO FACTORY LOOK WITH 16” FUCHS WHEELS AND TIRES
FACTORY STICKERS
NEW OEM HOSES
NEW SACHS CLUTCH
SUSPENSION HAS BILSTEIN SHOCKS
NEW EXHAUST SYSTEM (SOUNDS VERY THROATY)
POWER WINDOWS
POWER MIRRORS
SOLID FLOOR PAN WITH NO RUST
SPACE SAVER SPARE TIRE
OWNERS MANUALS
OWNERS MANUALS PORSCHE LEATHER POUCH

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This is a very striking car that we certainly don’t come across every day, even in a fairly subdued color. The restoration looks to be well done and while this color won’t stand out nearly to the same degree as the Talbot Yellow 911SC, the extra subtlety it provides may be just what some buyers are seeking. Bidding is currently at a pretty strong $25,100 though the reserve has not been met. If beige isn’t really your thing, then perhaps this 1983 Porsche 911SC in Weinrot Metallic will strike a better chord.

Here we have a car that appears in many ways to be priced for the color. $25,888 is high for a 911SC with more than 100K miles and while the condition of the car appears good it isn’t quite as pristine as the others. With that said, Weinrot is a fantastic shade of burgundy that stands apart while not looking stuck in the ’80s.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Porsche 911SC on eBay

Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 103,889 mi
Price: $25,888 Buy It Now

1983 PORSCHE 911 SC

RARE WEINROT RED COLOR

JUST TRADED !!

2-OWNER WELL KEPT 911 SC

CLEAN AUTO CHECK

ACCIDENT FREE

RUNS AND DRIVES EXCELLENT

RECENT CLUTCH

FRONT SEATS NEED TO BE RE DONE

FACTORY FUCHS IN GREAT CONDITION

RUNS AND DRIVES GREAT

SOLD AS IS WITH NO WARRANTIES OR GUARANTEES

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Each of these cars offers us something different and with each we can begin to get a sense of what it might cost to get into a classic 911. Given a choice between these and the Talbot Yellow car from last week, my preference would be for Talbot Yellow, all else being equal. That car does come at quite a premium, though I suspect it might also have the best chance of appreciating in the coming years.

-Rob

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2 Comments

  1. Not a bad color but I really like the seats! Exterior wise, I like the blues and greys.

  2. That Weinrot Red made me audibly moan….in my office, no less.

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