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. While that isn’t a necessity for a track car it isn’t a detriment either. A prepped car like this one provides the opportunity for any buyer to step right into a car built to handle track duty without having to deal with the many financial headaches and frustrations that come with embarking on such a project. The cost of that convenience is all relative as the purchase price always will be lower than the cost of doing the build yourself, but also never comes cheap. I previously featured this 1973 Porsche 911E track car that sold for just under $30,500 so the price here of $34,500 is in the ball-park for what a fully-prepped classic Porsche should sell.

-Rob

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. This car is one of three known sunroof delete cars in this limited edition. According to the 911 Weissach Registry, only 70 or so of these cars are known to survive.

Very good condition for a 33 year old car. Original paint and interior. Drives really well. Serviced and maintained by Hunter Motorsports, a specialist in air cooled Porsches. Last serviced in May 2013. Receipts for all work performed over the past two years, including new brakes, new igition rotor and cables, new oil transfer tubes and sump gaskets. Odometer stuck on 98785 miles shortly after I purchased the vehicle two years ago. Have only put about 2500 miles in the car since. I have purchased the gear wheel to repair the odometer, but not yet installed it. WIll leave that to the new owner. No rust or leaks. All original “survivor” car. Presently has AC compressor removed (they never really work and it’s heavy) and has an after market radio/CD player, but I have the original parts and Blaupunkt radio casstte that will accompany the car. New Falken tires on the original lightweight Fuchs. If I were keeping the car I would recover the front seats and the dash top. A set of after market wheels (Enkei, BBS copies), painted to match and also with Bridgestone new tires are also included in the sale, as is a Porsche certificate of authenticity, the original owners manual and service book, air pump and toolkit. Also have a new OEM front hood to bumper seal or “smile”, that I have yet to fit that will be included with the car.

Please ask any questions before bidding and do not bid unless you intend to buy. Car is being sold “as is where is”.

$1,000 deposit by PayPal or wire transfer within 24 hours of auction closing. Balance due within 3 days of auction closing or on pickup whichever comes first. Cash or cash equivalent only.

Pick up and shipping is purchasers responsibility, however I will assist as much as I can. Originally a US car (Palm Springs, CA and then Fort Worth, TX), so should be no issue re-importing to the US. Car is also listed locally and so I reserve the right to end the auction early.

Information from Porsche Certificate of Authenticity:
VIN – 91A0143472
Production Date – 01/17/1980
Engine # – 6403503
Transmission # – 403370

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While I love black cars, I actually prefer the platinum exterior of these cars rather than the black, in part because it matches so well with that beautiful interior. The interior’s burgundy accents complement the grey leather very well and provide a fairly unique look to counter the more traditional single-color interiors of most cars. And I think it looks fantastic. Because the modifications were entirely aesthetic, a Weissach Edition, though rare, doesn’t tend to add much value to these cars. A really good example that is low mileage and in excellent mechanical condition will fetch a little bit of a premium over a standard 911SC, but a more well-used example such as the one we have here will only see a premium if a particular buyer is really struck by the unique color palette. I don’t intend to suggest that this car has been ragged, on the contrary it looks to be in fine shape and the mileage is reasonable for a car more than 30 years old, but I think the Buy It Now is a bit high as I’d expect this car to sell a bit closer to $20,000. Regardless, this is still a good looking car and with less than a quarter of the original allotment of Weissach Editions surviving, it’s a car that may get a bit more rare with each passing year.

-Rob

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. Earlier and later 911 motors had known defects, this 3.0 engine was the best and most reliable.

This car is all-stock in appearance with no goofy add-ons or modifications.

This car has the perfect balance of power, handling and responsiveness. The flat-6 engine is powerful and torquey right from idle up to redline, with a smooth power curve. The brakes are phenomenal- they have been described in the automotive press as “the hand of God.” The suspension is amazingly responsive and capable- I swear you can feel every pebble you drive over, in a good way. The handling of these cars is superb and the cornering abilities are amazingly high. This is a world-class sports car that also happens to be dead reliable and dependable. It’s a great combination, and no wonder these cars are appreciating every year.

I have a list of all of the service and maintenance work done to the car for the past 12 years. Some of this work includes: heater blower motor, ventilation control unit, heater air hoses, hood and trunk lift supports, steering column bearing, factory sport shift assembly, ignition wires, valve adjustment, 911 Turbo valve covers, spark plugs, ignition rotor, fuel filter, starter and solenoid, battery, Weltmeister airbox valve, cylinder head oil supply pipes/hoses, oil pressure sender, generator rebuild, full brake system (front and rear pads, rotors, hoses, master cylinder and fluid. Of course all oil changes and routine maintenance were performed on time as well.

This is quite simply one of the best-condition, best-maintained 911 SCs you will find for sale anywhere. This car has been engineer/enthusiast owned and operated and it could not have received better care or maintenance. This car has always been garaged and it is clean in every way.

The paint and body are in very good condition. The paint appears to be all original with the exception of the front bumper and maybe the front hood (due to stone nicks). The paint is in very nice condition, with no oxidation or major defects. The body is straight and clean with no rust.

The interior is the beautiful chocolate brown in superb condition. The leather seats are in very good condition with no rips. The carpets are clean and in great shape. The plastics, vinyl and interior surfaces are in very good condition. All the interior switchgear is in good, working condition. This interior is clean and in superb shape.

The removable Targa top has recently been rebuilt by a professional Targa guy. The vinyl, headliner and interior panels are all new. The latches and hinges are in perfect working order. This top seals well and does not leak. This rebuild job cost $1500.

This car starts, runs and drives superbly well. The engine starts perfectly and does not smoke. The engine is powerful and smooth throughout the rpm range. The transmission shifts well, as well as these 911s can be expected to, anyway. The clutch is tight and strong. The steering is smooth and responsive. The suspension is absolutely tight and there is no looseness nor any suspension noises. This car is totally reliable and dependable and it drives beautifully.

I just took this car on a 300 mile weekend trip and it performed perfectly. I would trust this car to drive across the country and back.

This car is an amazing vehicle to drive. Driving up a winding road with the Targa top off and the flat-6 wailing behind you is one of the greatest experiences in motoring.

This car has had the Weltmeister airbox pressure relief valve installed to protect the airbox in case of backfire. The valve covers are upgraded Turbo valve covers to prevent leaks.

This car has a newer Blaupunkt AM/FM CD player and newer Polk Audio speakers that sound great. There is an Aux input for an iPod, MP3 player, etc. The car was not hacked up to install this audio equipment.

This is a 30 year old car and as such it is not brand new. Please expect normal issues of wear and tear consistent with the age of the car. Here is a list of everything I know of wrong with the car: there are minor stone nicks and tiny paint imperfections. There are some small dings on the front hood. The rear black bumperettes are flaking and slightly cracked. The oil tank gauge on the dash does not work- all the rest of the gauges work perfectly. The rear air conditioning condenser developed a hole a few years ago. The condenser and the A/C compressor were subsequently removed, and I have them to go with the car. The air conditioning in these cars didn’t work well even when they were new, but this A/C system could certainly be made to work again if someone wanted.

You can fly in to Cleveland (CLE) and drive this car home. You can also have the car shipped- please call Angels Moving Autos at 530 245 0481 for a shipping quote.

I have a number in my head that would buy the car early- call me if you’re interested.

Questions, email me or call/text me at 440 339 4341.

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While this color palette won’t appeal to everyone, it’s undeniably a pretty car that appears in very good condition both inside and out. I’m always a fan of a dark brown interior and this one complements the gold exterior well. This car is not a low mileage garage queen, but rather a 30-year-old 911 that has seen good use and reasonable mileage for its age. On the car itself, there really isn’t much left to say: it looks to have had a good home under a good owner who cared for it well and there’s little more we can ask for when looking for a classic car. I’d expect a 911SC such as this to sell somewhere around $17,000-$19,000, though it could easily edge slightly higher if the right buyer comes along. Right now, however, the bidding is at a very modest $10,100. If this car sells for anything near that price, it looks like a steal!

-Rob

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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1981 Porsche 911SC finished in Black with Black leather seats. Driven 50k miles since new. The 911SC has proven to be one of the most reliable of all the 911 Series. Finding one as clean and as original as this one is next to impossible. The weak spot on the SC Era cars was the head studs. Back in 2003 at 38,250 miles, a well respected Marque specialist completely rebuilt the engine at a cost of over $10,000.00 and addressed that issue during the engine’s complete and total rebuild. Prior to that, the car had been sitting idle for over seven years. The seats have never been sprayed and almost all of the body retains it’s original paint from the factory. Besides some stone chips from normal driving, the paint remains in beautiful condition. The car comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, all it’s tools and packaging, original spare tire air compressor, all books, keys, original window sticker and service history. Original equipment includes an electric sliding sun roof, Black headliner, Cruise Control, Option Package J17, original five spoke Fuchs alloys, air conditioning, front and rear factory spoilers, power windows and mirrors and much more. It has also been fitted with a leather wrapped sport steering wheel and CD player. Considering this is a 32 year old Porsche, I’d say it’s in remarkable original condition. It has just been serviced and the air conditioning system has been updated and works well. It is realistically priced. All serious inquires and offers should be directed to Mark Starr @ 914 217-4817.

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Whale tail? Check. Black paint? Check. Black Fuchs wheels? Check. Classic 911 styling? Check. Were I in the market for my first 911 this car would fit the bill pretty well. While other exterior colors might look better in pictures (most notably a red SC with black wheels), for me there’s little better than a clean black 911 when seen in the flesh. This car’s paint looks to be in excellent condition and the interior looks to have been well maintained. Having already had an engine rebuild that addressed the head studs this example should run well for many more miles. Bidding is currently at $18,100 with reserve still on and I’d expect an SC like this to sell somewhere in the mid-$20,000 range. Frankly, that sort of price would be fantastic as a way to get one’s first taste of what the 911 is all about.

-Rob

1983 Porsche 911SC

The ’83 911SC we featured at the beginning of the month has had a price drop. It’s been relisted with a Buy It Now Price of $19,999.

1983 Porsche 911SC – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site July 1, 2013:

The 911 is one of those cars that is constantly on my mind. Ever since I was a kid I’ve dreamed of owning one; buying one is on the “to do” list for the next couple of years. Hopefully if I can get into a living situation where I have more space. While late model 3.2 Carreras are at the top of my shopping list, the SC, or Super Carrera, is on the radar as well, so long as the livery is right. With just shy of 100,000 miles, this Euro market SC painted in classic Guards red with the black Fuchs wheels and Euro headlamps looks the part.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 99,000 miles
Price: $21,500 Buy It Now

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1983 Porsche 911SC Carrera, Euro model, clean car. Recently upgraded air conditioning to rotary style compressor. Upgraded dash for better air conditioning outlets (no cracks). Upgraded front fog light panel. Euro style H4 headlights. Fresh overhaul about seven years ago // 10,000 miles by Scott Finlay Motorsports. Perfect shifting 5-speed transmission. Great grabbing clutch. New tires and polished original Fuchs wheels. Carrera 2 style power mirrors. This 1983 911SC is in great over all conditioning mechanically and cosmetically. Solid floors and structure. Buy it before all the good ones go back to Germany. For any other questions or a better description, call me @ (305) 772-8635, Peter Lima

Even though it’s not original, I don’t mind the later side view mirrors as they fit the flowing lines of the car and take a trained eye to really notice they are there. You can still find driver quality SCs in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, which is bargain territory when it comes to an air-cooled 911. I’d like to know whether this SC has had upgrades such as the blow off valve and SSI heat exchangers, as they add to the dependability of the car over the long haul. Given this car had a refresh by a noted Porsche specialist, I would hope these measures were taken. In the end, this SC isn’t doing anything to hold me back from pulling the trigger on a 911, and soon.

-Paul

1978 Porsche 911SC

As we’ve touched on in the past here at GCFSB, the SC, or Super Carrera, is an excellent choice for those first time Porsche owners looking to be a part of the club. The 911 went through a somewhat forgettable phase in the mid 1970s, but that all changed in 1978 when the SC was introduced. This was meant to be the ultimate interpretation of the 911, as Porsche had intended the 924 and 928 to take over the reins and lead Porsche into the future. We all know how that story ended, but now, over 30 years on, the SC remains a very desirable and practical classic sports car that, with modern upgrades and proper maintenance, can live a long, hearty life. This SC for sale in Los Angeles has been in the Southwest and California all its life, having covered just under 50,000 miles.

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Year: 1978
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 49,100 miles
Price: $26,000 Buy It Now

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1978 911 Coupe

Red with Black Leather

2 owner

49,100 original miles

California and Arizona Car.

Extensive records and service history.

Excellent mechanically.

Drives extremely well

Very original car except for stereo and steering wheel.

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This 911 ticks all of the boxes for me. The red with black Fuchs alloys is one of my favorite combinations, and the whale tail gives it those Turbo looks without the Turbo cost or complexity. I would scan the records closely, as it doesn’t appear to have the upgraded SSI heat exchangers installed. Also, the pop off valve to prevent backfires is another modern upgrade that would lend to more trouble free ownership. SC prices, like many 911 generations, are on the rise. A good SC can run you anywhere from $17,000 to $25,000 these days, with the best examples commanding $30,000 or more. I’d say this one is priced well given the condition and mileage.

-Paul

Convertible Week: 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Wait…WHAT??!??! A targa featured during convertible week…are we losing it? Nope, this car is way too nice to not feature and come on, let’s face it, the targa is the man’s convertible. You can get the wind in your hair and not look like you’re going through a mid-life crisis. It’s the best of both worlds.

The SC was introduced in 1978 and featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch mechanical fuel injection that underwent several upgrades throughout the life of the SC. By the time this car was sold in 1982, the output had been increased from to 204bhp. Mated to a 5-speed gearbox, the 911 SC could put down some impressive numbers. Zero to 60 took 5.5 seconds and the quarter mile arrived in the low 14 second range.

With the perfect color combo and no turbo look clutter, this black on black 911 for sale in Carlstadt, New Jersey is a great low mileage car to add to any collection.

Year: 1982
Model: 911 SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 66,300 mi
Price: $22,850 Buy It Now

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa on eBay

1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa. Black/black, 66k miles, clean Carfax, garage kept. Acquired directly from Porsche enthusiast. Visit http://www.projectoneauto.com to view more pictures or call 201-635-1400. Buyback guarantee.

This is a great low mileage SC that I personally am about to sell everything I own to pick up. With only 66,000 miles, this car has seen 2,200 miles a year throughout its charmed life. With values on the 911 SC rising consistently, this car is a good deal at $22,850 and could be a steal with a bit of bargaining.

-Brian

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

The original Porsche 911 Turbo, or 930 as it is also know, is one of those landmark cars that defined the start of a new generation of vehicles. Before the Turbo, the 911 was a fairly lightweight, rear-engined sports car true to the Porsche tradition and which could trace its genes fairly directly to the original Volkswagen Beetle. Then came the Turbo. This car burst on to the scene in 1974 with a 3.0 liter, turbocharged flat six hanging out behind the rear axle. Producing 260 horsepower, power was delivery was less than linear, with a good bit of lag off the line followed by a brutal thrust forward towards the horizon. This was not a car for those with less than honed driving skills.

So fearsome were the characteristics of this car, that it gained a reputation over the years. In 1978, a larger 3.3 engine was supplanted and subsequent generations of 911 Turbos became more and more tame while offering up an increase in power each time around, culminating recently in the form of the 997 Turbo S, with 523 horsepower, all-wheel drive and a 0-60 time in under three seconds. Only the boffins from Stuttgart can possibly know what the latest, 991 series 911 Turbo will have in store for us.

So while we await a new Porsche 911 Turbo, now is a good time to look back at where the legend started. This silver 1979 Turbo for sale in California has low mileage and has benefitted from a professional respray. It still looks sharp and modern after all these years.

Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter flat six
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 25,544
Price: Reserve auction

1979 Porsche 911 Turbo on eBay

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Matching numbers – K27 turbo, new paint meeting factory standards. The Auto Gallery is proud to present this refined 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo with 4-Speed Manual Transmission. Finished in Silver Exterior and a Black Leather Interior, this 911 Turbo is simply stunning! This Porsche has been very well maintained, recently serviced, and with only 25,544 miles, it is in superb condition! In addition to its luxurious standard factory equipment, this 911 Turbo boasts an extensive list of options that includes MATCHING NUMBERS, K27 TURBO, NEW PAINT MEETING FACTORY STANDARDS, New Leather Interior Meeting Factory Standards, Factory Wheels, Original Radio and much more!

The 911 Turbo is critically acclaimed for its turbocharged intercooled six-cylinder engine, four-speed manual gearbox system and four-wheel disc brakes. This particular car features Matching Numbers through the entire car, a powerful K27 Turbo, and a new Paint job that meets factory standards, making this a great buy. Take advantage of this opportunity as this beautiful 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo is being offered at an incredible price and WILL BE SOLD SOON! As with all of our vehicles it is CARFAX certified.

A Turbo of this vintage in this condition should return somewhere in the high $40,000 to low $60,000 range. Last year, Bill Gates’ own 1979 911 Turbo sold at auction for $80,000, which more than likely represented a bit of a premium due to the celebrity ownership. Sure, some will argue the engine layout is all wrong, that the turbo is just a bit too lairy for everyday driving, but I just love these early Turbos. They represent everything good that I remember about the era of my childhood: bull markets, energetic music and general sense of optimism that seems to have drifted away.

-Paul

Reader Ride: Guards Red 1982 Porsche 911SC

Update 2.13.2012:The owner reports this car is now sold. Congrats on the sale! -dc

You can buy a worn out SC all day long.  Bad paint, worn interior, and a shot motor.  Something like that could run you about $13k.  You would have a 20 footer that would smoke like a refinery, but hey you saved a few bucks.

Or, you can spend a little more and have something like this…

1982 Porsche 911SC:

From the seller –

“1982 Porsche 911 SC Sunroof Coupe, Guards Red, Black leather

Approx. 97,000 miles, (replacement speedo installed, I have broken one)

Southern car, only one season in New England garaged, never driven in bad weather.

I believe I am 3 or 4th owner.

Have records back to 1990 or so, all indexed in a spreadsheet.

Car was a Euro Delivery, driven for 3-4 years in Belgium, have all records for Euro service.

Orig. owner’s manual with services performed in Belgium

Improvements include:

Top end rebuild 10,000 miles ago

Carrera chain tensioner upgrade, head studs

SSI stainless header, heater boxes

Pop off Valve

Momo Steering wheel

Fuchs 16″ with Black petals

Lowered to Euro ride height

New Yokahama S Drives

Updated AC compressor

Respray approx. 8-10 years ago, looks like a glass out job. Paint 8/10, nice 10 footer.

Full leather interior redone 10 years ago, in excellent condition, including headliner, new dash top.

New fuel pump

New clutch cable

Replaced heater hoses with Aircraft Scat silicone

I looked for a 911 for a year; probably saw 10-12 cars before this one.

Previous owner was Porsche guys, owned 5-6 before this one, drove it sparingly for 7 years.

I purchased in the Fall of 2010.”

Rebuild, re-spray, and newer interior would be reason enough to consider this SC.  Records, recent maintenance, and a knowledgeable owner is just icing on the cake.  As mentioned above you can always find something cheaper and dump a bunch of your own money into it.  Or, you can find a car that has been loved and just drive it.  $18.5k is no bargain but a good value if you are looking for a turn key SC.

Best of luck to the seller.

~Aaron.

Custom 1972 Porsche 911T/E/S/RS/SC/ETC.?

This Porsche falls into a similar category as the last Porsche that made it here, uber clean, somewhat modded, and well documented.

The listing provides good information, (some a bit over the top description),  a little history, and plenty of photos. Because of the modifications, this 911 can’t quite figure out whether it is a E, T, S,  RS, or SC, the VIN shows it started life as a US model E series 911T. An easy identifying feature on this car is the ölklappe, oil filler flap, mounted behind the passenger door on the rear fender. This feature only appeared for this one year after too many Porsche drivers were finding their service attendants filling the oil tank with gasoline.

This car was updated in 1989 with a 3.0 180 horsepower SC engine. Presumably the other mods and restoration work like the repaint occurred at the same time.

The car comes with a set of deep lipped Fuchs 6Jx15 alloy rims and European H4 headlights.  It also has a nice combination or original and custom interior bits.

The seller is a bit shady on the actual mileage, only listing that it has covered 5,300 miles since the modifications. Someone who is good enough to write such an elaborate description, really should know better and should have included the actual chassis mileage in the space eBay provides.

The seller does have a binder full of receipts documenting the car’s service history, which is always a nice bonus.

If one was looking for an original 1972 911T, this is not the car, but if you were looking for a vintage 911 that is partially original with a well cared for history and tasteful restoration and modification, this could be the one.

It is listed on a British site for £21,950  or about $35,400.

~Evan