Double Take: Porsche 911SC or 3.2 Carrera?

For any prospective buyer of a classic 911 there inevitably comes a decision to be made about whether to get a 911SC or a 3.2 Carrera. These cars share enough similarities that in some cases a buyer may decide based simply upon availability. These are, after all, 30-year-old cars so the numbers of excellent examples are dwindling. But what if a good example of each is available, nearly identical in appearance and for similar cost? Now the decision-making process becomes a bit more difficult and it’s precisely the dilemma we feature here: a 1979 Porsche 911SC with 29,900 miles and a 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe with 57,750 miles. We’ll begin with the 911SC:

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1979 Porsche 911SC Targa

Paul’s recent post on $20K Porsches grabbed my attention a bit and got me thinking. As I was perusing the classifieds I came across this car and thought, “What if Paul’s idea was taken one step further?” Rather than an inexpensive Porsche that’s in good shape and ready to drive, what about going a bit less expensive for a car that needs minor work, though isn’t something we might use for the Heap of the Week? Such is the case with this car, a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa located in Miami.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 116,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1979 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA CONVERTIBLE TARGA

BRAND NEW CLUTCH

NO RUST WHATSOEVER!!!

SAT IN STORAGE FOR YEARS!!!

116K MILES!!!

CARRERA 3.0L ENGINE

METALLIC BLUE

BLACK INTERIOR

LOW BUDGET COLLECTABLE!!!

GREAT INVESTMENT!!!

CLEAN TITLE

ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL

NUMBERS MATCHING

COA (ORDERED)

RUNS, DRIVES, SHIFTS, & STOPS AS IT SHOULD

SUSPENSION IS NICE & TIGHT

NO SMOKE!!!

ALL ORIGINAL GLASS IN GREAT CONDITION

ALL MOLDINGS, BADGES, BRIGHTWORK COMPLETE

PAINTED TO MATCH FUCH WHEELS & GOOD TIRES

NOT CONCOURSE BUT A GOOD CLEAN DAILY DRIVER!!!

LOW RESERVE!!!

THE BAD:

NEEDS NEW HEADLINER & TARGA SKIN

PAINT IS OK NOT CONCOURSE

NEEDS A GOOD COMPUND & BUFF JOB

SEATS SHOW WEAR & TEAR… SEAT COVERS NEEDED SOON…

MISSING ONE FOG LIGHT

A/C SYSTEM IS ALL THERE BUT NOT CONNECTED

DOOR SPEAKERS MISSING

PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS READY, IT’S NOT FAIR TO TRUE BUYERS WHO ARE WILLING, READY & ABLE TO BUY THIS EXTREMELY RARE, CLASSIC, AIR COOLED, PORSCHE 911, & OF COARSE FOR THE SELLER…

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I’M MORE THAN HAPPY TO ASSIST IN ANYWAY I CAN…

786-683-1809

WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE AT BUYERS EXPENSE

ROTTERDAM FROM $900

JABEL ALI FROM $1,200

JAPAN FROM $2,500

YOU CAN CONTACT BULENT AT 305-573-9900 OF ASI INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR EXACT SHIPPING QUOTES, OPTIONS & SCHEDULES FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA TO YOUR PORT OF CHOICE…

I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION EARLY, AS CAR IS BEING ADVERTISED LOCALLY…

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!!

Porsche 911: What Will $20k Buy?

The affordable Porsche 911. Almost a contradiction in terms, no? However, if you know what you are looking for and hone in on certain years and models, one of these rear engined Stuttgart sports cars are more attainable than you would first think. Sure, most early 911s from the 1960s are still out of reach and you would have trouble getting into a 993 at this price point, but what about some others? First up we have this 1982 911SC for sale in Colorado.

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Year: 1982
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 161,975 mi
Price: $22,000 Buy It Now

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For Sale: One 1982 Porsche 911 SC Sunroof Coupe

160,975 miles
Grand Prix White with tan & brown interior.
Leather seat covers.
3.0 engine with 915 5 speed transmission.
Excellent glass
This is a longtime Denver car that has been enjoyed but well-maintained by Storz, Eisenbud, and Dart – all Porsche specialty garages.

As you can see, the car is in very good shape. The body has a minor dent on the right front fender that you can’t see in photos. The paint has been touched up- mostly on the car’s nose and leading edge of hood. No rust! There are repairable dents in the side skirts where some dummy tried to jack up the car. A few areas of the leather seats bolsters are worn but not torn. The dash was cracked in 3 places, and has been filled and repainted to camouflage the repair. The engine compartment and trunk are very clean. The original tool kit, jack, and spare are included in the trunk.

A pre-purchase inspection was done by Eisenbud’s and is included. Noted needs were a backfire “pop-off” valve, a clutch cable, air filter straps, a heater motor, Carrera cam tensioner upgrade, belts & service, and that the AC, window washer pump, and cruise control did not work.

1978 Porsche 911SC

There is something about the design of the 911SC, and in a similar vein the later 3.2 Carrera, that always draws me in. Porsche’s reworking of the 911’s iconic shape beginning with the 964 has its own appeal, but I remain more drawn to the earlier model’s lines and, I’ll admit, I have always loved the whale tail. Where some find it discordant with the curve of the 911’s rear, I find that it provides balance to the overall shape front to rear. The 911SC was also the model that insured Porsche would continue to refine and evolve this quirky sports car to be enjoyed by enthusiasts for decades to come; in sum, it cemented the legacy. Today’s car takes us back to the inception of the model: a 1978 Porsche 911SC located in Missouri, which has seen around 119,000 miles. At introduction these cars utilized a 3.0 liter flat-6 mated to the 5-speed 915 transmission to drive 180 hp to the rear wheels. Acceleration would be considered modest by today’s standards, but when propelling less than 2600lbs it’s certainly sufficient to provide a good deal of motoring enjoyment.

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Year: 1978
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,757 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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1978 PORSCHE 911SC 2 DOOR COUPE CLASSIC WITH 119XXX MILES 0-62 in 7 seconds This car is in my opinion is about 85% perfect, it needs new seal’s on the doors, trunk, hood, and sunroof. It is in need of a little paint work, needs a new head liner, sunroof needs re alined. I have this car registered as a Historical Car, as you can see from the pictures this is an amazing car, starts, rides, and drives as good as it did when it was brand new.

1983 Porsche 911SC

I have written previously about how the 911SC represents excellent value in the 911 market. For buyers interested in a classically-styled 911, these cars provide a good mix of performance and styling but without the prices that a long-hood 911 will command. However, the market for these cars appears to be at the onset of a rise and while the value is still there, I do wonder for how much longer that will be true. Nonetheless, I remain partial to the SC and even today they are a head turner whenever I see one on the streets. The car featured here is a very pretty 1983 Guards Red Porsche 911SC with Black leather interior located in New Jersey. In 1983 the SC featured a 3.0 liter flat-six producing 180 hp that was mated to the 5-speed 915 transmission.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe, last and best year for SC, Guards Red with black leather interior, 16″ Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt radio/cassette, power seats, door locks, windows, and sun roof

Original paint and never any collision damage.

Service updates include upgraded chain tensioners, pop-off valve for air box, new heater boxes, new updated AC compressor kit (not presently blowing cold) short shift kit, and 4 new tires

90,000 miles, well maintained and in exceptional condition with complete original factory tool kit and many service records

The car is garaged in Summit NJ, just 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and can viewed by appointment.
You are welcome to bring along your mechanic or agent for a thorough inspection prior to bidding.

Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the winning bidder.
A non refundable deposit of $500 via PayPal must be received within 24 hrs.

1978 Porsche 911 Race Car

A fully prepped race car is always a fun find, especially when it’s a Porsche that won’t cost six-figures to purchase. This car won’t have six-figure performance either, but it should still provide ample amounts of fun driving and learning. Here we have a 1978 Porsche 911 painted in lovely Gulf Blue. It looks to be in great shape and, as I always love with these cars, appears to have been a build that favored weight reduction over going for higher power. A no-frills Porsche that you can get in and drive. There’s much to love there!

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Year: 1978
Model: 911
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: Buy It Now $34,500

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This is a professionally built Race Car that has been run in Porsche Club Drivers Ed only.
Extremely light and Fast, well sorted and balanced Porsche 911, 2,188 lbs with 190lb driver and half fuel, glass fenders, hood, tail. Driven in DE only. Twin plugged 3.0 LTR reliable. 271 HP at Wheels! Wevo Shifter, 915 trans, Custom Race Gears, Coil Over suspension, fuel cell, full cage, harnesses, Momo Wheel. This is an awesome FAST race car that is simple, clean and reliable. Dyno sheets and gear ratio’s available. Many pictures of build. Car was built from a clean tub. No wrecks or off track excursions. Car is being stores in heated/airconditioned garage in North Carolina. Call Mike 760.917.4473 OR E-mail mikecuccia@cox.net

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We could do with a bit more detail on the specific modifications to this car, but as it stands it looks like a well executed example that should be very quick given the decent power and low weight. The classic Gulf Blue paint is always a winner on a track car and the condition of the paint looks to be excellent.…

1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

I’ve written about a few 911SCs here at GCFSB recently that were typically very well maintained, original, and very pretty. The SC was the first 911 I had any experience with so those models tend to be the examples that immediately draw my attention. This time I’ll go with one that’s a little bit more unique though not quite in perfect condition. Here we have a 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition located in Toronto. There were 408 Weissach Edition cars produced for the US market in 1980 as a testament to Porsche’s Motorsport team housed in Weissach, Germany. These cars featured either a Metallic Black or Platinum Metallic (like the one featured here) exterior to go along with a Doric Grey leather interior fitted with Burgundy carpeting. Other touches included a front chin spoiler, whale tail, and Platium-painted Fuchs. As of its last update, the Weissach registry shows 61 surviving cars.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC Weissach Edition
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: ~100,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $27,500)

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You are bidding on a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach Edition. For those of you who are not familiar, the 1980 Weissach Edition was a limited run of 406 cars built to honor the Porsche Research and Development center located in Weissach Germany. This car was only sold the US and they came in just 2 exclusive exterior colors, Platinum Metallic or Black Metallic, 203 of each colour. They both featured indentical inteiors of Doric Gray Full leather, rust carpets and piping and sport seats. On the exterior they featured a 930 style rear spoiler, front chin spoiler, 15×6 and 15×7 rear forged Fuchs alloys painted in platinum metallic. Most came with a sunroof.

1983 Porsche 911SC Targa

With prices for a classic 911 consistently on the rise, these days it’s rare that I come across a clean example that is on auction with no reserve. But that’s exactly what we have with this 1983 Porsche 911SC Targa located in Ohio. The 911SC remains one of the best values along the 911 lineage, combining reasonable buying costs with classic styling and a near bullet-proof engine. The car featured here has the 204 hp 3.0 liter flat-6 that Porsche introduced for the 1981 model year and comes in a fairly unique color combination with a gold exterior surrounding a chocolate brown leather interior. We’ve featured a couple of 911SCs recently that each failed to hit their asking price, so this no reserve auction should at least provide us a window into the current market.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 150,800 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This is a NO RESERVE listing.

This is my 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa in superb mechanical and cosmetic condition. This Targa has been owned for the past 12 years by an automotive engineer and NASCAR mechanic. The maintenance and service this car has received is second to none. The car is in outstanding mechanical condition and it needs no mechanical work.

This is simply one of the greatest sports cars in automotive history. Porsche got it “just right” with these 3.0L SC models. 1983 was the last year for the SC, and it had the most powerful engine (204 hp vs 172 hp in the earlier cars) with the best available features. The 3.0 engine is known as one of the most reliable Porsche engines ever built- with many of them going over 300,000 miles before a major rebuild.

1981 Porsche 911SC

Introduced in 1978, the SC would cement the legacy of the 911 and ensure that Porsche continued to produce this rear-engined rear-drive sports car. Upon release it featured a 3.0 liter flat-6 engine with Bosch fuel injection producing 180 hp that was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. While European models would eventually see power output raised to 204 hp by the 1981 model year, US models remained at 180 hp (the difference due in large part to the higher compression ratio of the European engines). The SC, along with its successor the 3.2 Carrera, remains a great opportunity for one’s first foray into the Porsche 911 market. These cars come with stout engines, the classic 911 body, and, at least for now, reasonable prices.

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Year: 1981
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,378 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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