1979 Porsche 911SC Backdate Hot Rod

I didn’t know exactly what to call this 911. I’ve sort of gone with how the seller has termed it as a 911SC Hot Rod, which I guess is accurate, but it’s also a backdated build since it now sports a long hood in place of the standard SC impact bumpers. Though unlike a lot of backdated SCs the goal here wasn’t to replicate the RS or RSR. So this one sort of stands separated from many of the rest and I actually appreciate that diverence.

With all of that out of the way, it looks phenomenal! There’s a great mix of subtlety and flash here that comes together really well. It also appears to be very well done in all regards. We come across a lot of these builds and they come in a variety of levels of execution. From what we can see here, this is one of the better ones.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Porsche 911SC Backdate Hot Rod on eBay

Year: 1979
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 47,500 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1979 911sc coupe hot rod build details

Exterior:

NOS Front latch panel to backdate
Getty Hood
Getty Front fenders
Getty Front bumper
Getty Quarter Panels
OEM Front horn grilles
Reproduction turn signal housings
Euro H4 headlights
Factory hood latch (upper and lower)
Helion Full Carbon Fiber Roof
Getty rear decklid
Mini duck tail spoiler
New Polished aluminum decklid grille
New Porsche “911” gold emblem
New “Porsche” script gold emblem
Getty Rear Bumper, heavily modified to accept factory chrome bumpers
New Chrome rear bumpers (modified and chopped)
Helion Composite 911r taillight housings molded in body
Factory door handles drilled and rechromed
New Factory keys and locks installed
all new factory rubber seals installed
Factory Pop Out rear windows installed
all hardward has been professionally Zinc Plated by Tru6
Rennline front ventilation kit delete
Helion Composite Steering cover
Helion Composite Smugglers lid
Rennline Battery relocation kit
Odysessy 925 battery
Glass out bare metal Glasurit Pepper white Paint job

Suspension
New Factory front RSR Coilovers
New Factory rear RSR Coilovers
New Eibach 250# front springs
New Eibach 300# rear srings
Tarret Engineering 935 front suspension
Tarret Engineering thru body front 20mm sway bar
Tarret Engineering Rear 22mm sway bar
Tarret Engineering 935 rear spring plates
Rennline front Mono Ball Strut Mount
RSR Rear bracing welded shock towers
RSR Rear spring plate bacing welded in
996T front brake kit with stainless lines
996T rear brake kit with stainless lines
New Turbo 23mm Master Cylinder installed
Rennline rear Mono Ball swing arm bushings
Rennline 3pt front strut brace
Wheels
Factory fuchs custom gold
Toyo Ra1 tires 215/50 and 225/45
Factory Lugs professionally plated by Tru6

Engine
Numbers Matching 79 Big Port 3.0 rebuilt
Custom Jenvey Individual Throttle Body kit installed
AEM Standalone Engine Management
Custom built wiring harness
Bosch Ignition Coils
Clewett crank trigger wheel
Clewett Aluminum Crank Pulley
Clewett Hall Effect sensor and bracket
Custom made throttle body air horns and filters
New Bosch 044 fuel pump
Earls Fuel lines and fittings
Earls Fuel Filter
Aeromotive Fuel pressure regulator
EB Motorsports RSR Engine Shroud
EB Motorsports RSR Engine Tin set
Fan, shroud, cross bar, engine mounts all powdercoated
Wevo Blue Engine mounts
Update Valeo 3 wire alternator
Becker RSR Stainless Headers
M&K GT3 muffler
Oil Tank professionally cleaned and painted with new sender installed
Rennline Stainless Alternator strap
Engine Compartment has been completely welded shut, body worked, and painted body color
New Factory engine compartment seals installed
Custom Leather sound pad

Trans
Patrick motorsports RSR Aluminum Flywheel
RSR Aluminum Pressure Plate
New Sachs clutch disc
New pilot bearing
New Throw Out Bearing
915 trans was completely rebuilt by Jerrys Auto
Hardware all Zinc Plated
Wevo Blue Trans mounts installed
Wevo 915 shift assembly installed
Wevo Percision Shift Coupler

Interior
Brey Krause Stainless Harness Bar
custom REPA 3′ harnesses
GTS Kevlar Front Seats covered in Red Leather outers and Leather Basket weave centers
GTS custom made rear parcel shelf with red leather / basket weave
GTS rear seat bottoms in red leather / basket weave
Custom Made door panels in Red Leather Basket Weave
Custom made Kick panels covered in red leather
black leather door straps
GT Racing aluminum door handles
GT Racing aluminum door pull surround
Rennline Aluminum Carpet thresholds
Rennline Aluminum door sills
German Oatmeal square weave carpet custom kit
Rennline Aluminum Passenger Floor Board
Rennline Aluminum Drivers Floor Board
Rennline Aluminum Pedal set
Rennline Aluminum Trans coupler cover
Rennline Aluminum Dash Delete
Factory Backdated glove box door
Rennline Aluminum one piece lower dash wrapped in black leather
New German Headliner
Nardi Steering wheels with leather Porsche horn button
Pedal Box has been fully rebuilt and powdercoated
Rennline Gauge Rings

TOTAL WEIGHT WITH ¾ TANK OF FUEL IS 2088 POUNDS!!!!

There is a pretty long shopping list of modifications to this 911. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on every detail utilized because there’s a lot here, but this isn’t a build that focused on upgrading a single area with only made minor changes to the rest. The entire car appears to have been fully gone over, upgraded and lightened. Most of the body panels – especially front and rear – have been replaced, there’s new lighting all around, and the interior has been redone in a custom red leather basket weave along with a heavy dose of aluminum. It looks great! The combination of white, gold, and red works strangely well. Meaning, I wouldn’t really have expected these colors to pair well. I think the touched-up lighting in the photos actually is counter productive and working to the detriment of the car. It’s too bad we don’t really see the full effect, but the car still looks good.

The engine and transmission sound like they’re the original units from this 911SC. Each has been fully rebuilt and upgraded. Strictly visually speaking, I love seeing a set of ITBs on an engine. I’m sure they sound even better! We don’t get a statement about its current power, but with a stated weight of under 2,100 lbs it should go quite well even if power levels are close to stock. The suspension and braking also have been revised, borrowing heavily from the RSR and 911 Turbo. This is one that buyers really will want to drive to get a sense of how well everything has come together. This 911 certainly has the right look, the question is whether it also will have the right feel.

Bidding has been fairly strong too. Right now it sits at $90,100 with a few days remaining and with the reserve met. I’m curious where this auction will end because we see a lot of these cars and pricing them is always difficult, especially with the air-cooled market generally not doing as well as in the past. As one of the more thoroughly executed examples this should at least give us some insight into the higher end for these builds utilizing the drivetrain of the 911SC or 3.2 Carrera.

-Rob

1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe

I said I wanted to look a some cheaper Porsches this week and now I’m finally getting around to that. As is many times the case that means checking out a 911SC. While not every 911SC is inexpensive – last week’s Talbot Yellow Coupe being a prime example – the majority of them lie very much on the value side of the air-cooled spectrum. Once we move away from the very-low mileage examples our choices expand a good bit. They’re also fantastic cars! I don’t want to say the 911SC was the savior of the 911, but after the difficulties Porsche suffered with consistent reliability of the mid-70s models the SC did return the marque to its heralded status and, along with its successor the 3.2 Carrera, cemented the 911 as Porsche’s top dog. That wasn’t always destined to be the case.

The one we see here, a Slate Blue Metallic 1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe located in Los Angeles, fits into my reasonably priced parameters more in theory than in current practice. The BIN price is on the high end and it’ll need to come down before we can truly consider this a good value. But as current bidding on this auction suggests, its true value should be a good bit below this BIN price so with some patience we should get there.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe on eBay

Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,510 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($45,000 Buy It Now)

True, 2 owner car – this car is better than a barn find; it was meticulously cared for throughout the years Was kept indoors and only driven on sunny days since the mid 1980’s. Look at the pictures closely, it is nearly impossible to find a car so original, and in this condition.

118,510 original, well cared for adult driven miles.

Original 3.0 liter motor runs very well, 5 speed transmission shifts as it should.

Silver/blue/gray in color with a black interior. No rips, tears, or cracks in the leather, dash or headliner. All accessories works as they should.

Has A/C, power windows, power sunroof, power mirrors, headlight washers, older aftermarket radio, upgraded antennae.

Tires have less than 500 miles on them, new battery, new sunroof cables, new alternator belt.

Has full factory tool kit including air compressor for spare.

Has original owners manual/books from dealer.

45,000 or best offer.

From what we can see this looks like a very pretty 911 that is in good condition inside and out. I say “from what we can see” because frankly the pictures aren’t the best. It looks good, but we need either better pictures or an in person visit to truly assess its condition. The same goes for verifying its originality. It’s said to be original outside of the radio. That looks to be the case, but assessing the originality of the paint and interior will require more investigation. All of that is ok. Doing your due diligence on a cheaper 911 always will be necessary anyway given the importance of avoiding the potentially significant costs associated with having to make up for deferred maintenance. All in all, I think we have a reasonable place to start here and with bidding at $29,077 the current price isn’t all that bad. If the above concerns check out, then this 911SC could make for a really nice value and a very enjoyable drive.

-Rob

Talbot Yellow 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

I’m gonna to start this post off with a bit of an apology. At its current asking price this 911 isn’t going to sell. I don’t think it will sell at a price even close to this asking price. In that regard, this is kind of pointless. But the same reasons that lead this seller to attach this very high price are what make me interested in writing about it. It just isn’t going to sell.

This is a Talbot Yellow 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe, with Brown leather interior, factory sport seats, and 122,515 miles on it. It’s a pretty rare color combination and a very attractive one at that. It’s said to be entirely original paint and interior, with the exception of a Porsche classic radio. As 911SCs go it should attract a strong price even at this mileage.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: Talbot Yellow 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe on eBay

Year: 1980
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 122,515 mi
Price: $80,911 Buy It Now

RARE FIND – SINGLE OWNERSHIP HISTORY – TALBOT YELLOW – FACTORY SPORT SEATS – PORSCHE CLASSIC RADIO INSTALLED – PORSCHE 80’S TIME CAPSULE – COCO MATS – ALL ORIGINAL & ALL ORIGINAL TALBOT YELLOW FACTORY PAINT – ZERO DRIPS – A/C BLOWS OLD SCHOOL PORSCHE COLD

OPEN TO SERIOUS OFFERS

With regard to the price, we must keep in mind two things: first, the air-cooled 911 market continues either to hold or move downward for cars like this one. I just don’t see a SC attracting this kind of collector attention. Second, this SC, as interesting a color combination and condition as it might be, is priced a above the Signal Yellow 911SC I featured last November. That SC was even more rare, came in a better and more iconic color, had lower mileage, and was being offered by a very well regarded Porsche seller. It did sell, though I’m not sure for how much, so its high asking price didn’t deter someone, but it’s likely top market for a SC so this one will have to come in under.

The pictures here honestly don’t do this car justice. If you search the VIN you’ll find pictures from when it was for sale by a dealer in Colorado. They are much better and do a better job of showing off the colors. That also calls into question the single ownership claim of this ad. I’m assuming this owner hasn’t had the car long and is trying to extract a bit of quick value. We’ll see about that. I would assume an appropriate price probably lies somewhere in the $50Ks.

I do love the overall look and an original paint, original interior, yellow 911SC definitely is rare so it should garner attention from buyers. The price just needs to come down.

-Rob

Wine Red Metallic 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe with 5K miles

This one is going to be tough as this 911 possesses some attributes we simply do not see with almost any other car. Here we have a Wine Red Metallic 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe, located in California, with Beige leather interior and a scant 4,934 miles on it. I can’t say definitively that this is the lowest mileage 911SC I’ve ever come across, but it’s certainly close. The Wine Red Metallic paint looks in nice shape and is a fantastic color. The interior looks nearly spotless. In those regards everything is exactly as we could wish for and nearly looking showroom new.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe on Rennlist

Year: 1982
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 4,934 mi
Price: $59,900

This is an original 1982 911 Super Carrera or SC with ONLY 5K original miles and one owner.
It is Wine red on tan leather. Full history of the car is included in the sale including all service records and window sticker.

The car is in excellent like new condition inside and out.

Has following options:

– Option group M05
– Automatic speed control
– Electric sliding roof
– 172 HP engine with fuel injection
-5 speed manual
-Power windows
– Center console
– Power heated mirrors
– Blaupunkt Radio
– Veloce alloy wheels

Anyone familiar with the 911SC will notice immediately the problem: this SC has a non-factory wide body added. The seller has called it a Turbo-look addition, which I guess it is since it has the tea tray and wider rear like the Turbo, but we should not confuse it with the M491 factory package as that also added Turbo suspension and brakes. I suppose we might say this one is even more just a Turbo look than the factory version that gets called similar.

How do we value such a non-factory addition on such an insanely low mileage 911? Well, it obviously will detract from the value – and given the asking price relative to other ultra-low mileage 911s I’ve seen the seller is aware of this – but the question is by how much? I don’t really think we can precisely say. All classic cars are only worth what the market will pay for them, but in most cases we at least have comparables to establish what the market should be. With this one there really isn’t anything else to compare it to.

I should state, I’m taking at face value all claims about the originality of the mileage and other aspects of the car. Those points will need to be verified and whether the mileage especially can be verified certainly affects value as well. Assuming the mileage can be verified I’m still quite curious at what price this 911 will sell. I don’t imagine I’ll see one like it again, and that, in itself, is exactly the sort of thing that could push the value up.

-Rob

1982 Porsche 911SC Targa

Here is the second of the 911SCs I wanted to look at, also from 1982 though this time a Targa. Frequent readers will know that I love the Targa, but I will admit this one doesn’t grab me quite the way yesterday’s Coupe did. The colors just aren’t as captivating. Still, it’s a very pretty car, even if in a more subdued palette. I think outside of my lower regard for the color combination the rest of this SC presents as all together a better package than the Coupe. I have less questions about its present state and history, which should alleviate most concerns buyers might have.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa on eBay

Year: 1982
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 70,991 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

You are looking at a “Single Owner” very rare and original 1982 Porsche 911SC. This car runs and drives like new. Everything works and is original to the car including the factory Blaupunkt Stereo with remote. This car has 70900 original miles and comes with the service records from the beginning of it ownership. There is no history of body damage or a spec of rust. There are several options on the classic including, Factory Alarm, Factory Air Conditioning, Factory Fuch Wheels, Cruise Control and more.

This is the first time this car has been on the market since new. If you have always wanted a 911SC, you won’t find one better than this.

This car is located just outside of Sacramento CA.

This beautiful 911SC comes with the “Porsche Certificate Of Authenticity”

Of course, the grand equalizer of these two 911s could be price. I said yesterday that I thought the Coupe was pretty well overpriced at $52K. It likely would be overpriced in pristine condition, let alone with a few flaws and questions about its history and originality. The auction for this Targa appears to bear out that thinking. Bidding currently sits at $37,100. For a 911SC Targa with just about 71K miles that seems pretty reasonable. We should expect a lower value than a similar Coupe and there are more miles on this one, but I think the relative pricing of the two shows this currently to be the better buy by a pretty good margin.

The reserve remains unmet so that price will have to rise and I think given that it’s had a single owner and appears to be well documented we should probably expect it to come up a little bit more. But I don’t think it should rise too much beyond this. Whether the seller see things similarly, we’ll have to wait and see!

-Rob

1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe

I have a couple of 911SCs I want to look at today and tomorrow (and possibly after depending on what else I come across). There is no particular impetus to this, it’s just nice timing for a couple cars I like and my general interest in the 911SC market. This first one is the more striking of the two, though not necessarily the better of the two. I’ve become increasingly enamored with a dark gray over red/burgundy color combination and this one is really speaking to me. We aren’t provided the necessary documentation to support its originality, but we can hope such documents exist because outside of a few blemishes this 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe looks pretty damn good!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe on Hemmings Motor News

Year: 1982
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,548 mi
Price: $52,000

Two-owner 1982 Porsche 911 SC; current owner has had vehicle since 1983. Garage kept; excellent condition overall with some blemishes as expected due to the age. Recently had all six injectors replaced and resealed along with general spark plugs/CIS adjustments/oil change/alignment. No vacuum leaks! Fires up with vigor and settles into an aggressive sounding idle. Muffler was replaced previously with a tasteful sports exhaust. Interior is extremely clean. Leather was recently conditioned and full exterior detail done. Great running and reliable example of these cars; just hop in and go!

My guess is the exterior color seen here is Meteor Metallic, a really nice darker grey that reminds me of Slate Grey. The Burgundy interior looks in really nice shape and has a lovely patina to it, though I do wonder if there is some touching up to the photos that is bringing out some of that look. Touched up or not, I don’t see any significant wear, scuffs, tears, or rips in the leather and the dash, at least what we can see of it, appears free of cracks. With just over 50K miles reported this SC looks in a nice state.

There are some blemishes though and we must take note of one aspect in particular. There are a few scratches that look to be on the front bumper and hood, but the big issue comes on the last picture. There appears to be some rust damage to the passenger side door sill. It could be that this rust is fairly isolated and an easy fix, but it raises a lot of questions about the rest of the car. This 911 currently is located in Ohio so we can’t assume it’s lead a life of pristine weather and relaxed motoring. Needless to say, you’ll want a thorough evaluation to be sure there aren’t larger problems lurking under the surface.

Given that issue, along with the general lack of documentation provided, I don’t think at this asking price this 911 will be selling any time soon. I’m not even sure an ’82 SC in pristine condition with this mileage would reach $52K, but we could probably discuss it. As it stands this price can’t really be supported. But as I said I think it’s a nice color combination that looks great. The mileage is also quite low for its age. If we can come to terms with the potential rust issue and the price, then I’m sure this will make for a nice 911 for someone to take home.

-Rob

1979 Porsche 911SC Coupe

Every now and then I come across a 911 that I can’t stop looking at. The close ups, the profile, the little details, I’ll keep coming back to all of it trying to take in more and more of the car. This is one of those 911s. This 911 takes all of the best things about the 911SC and elevates them. The seller says his intention was to replicate the look of the Carrera 3.0 and in that regard it does very well. It has the “Carrera” script – perhaps the only thing I could do without but understandable in a car replicating a Carrera 3.0 – along with the front and rear spoilers from that Carrera (also shared by the 3.0 liter 930). Add in the bumper horns, the pop-out rear side windows, the various European parts, and upgraded suspension and the whole package comes together very nicely.

It isn’t just the little details that stand out, the colors are great too. I imagine there are other colors that I’d prefer, but the Tobacco Metallic paint we see here looks phenomenal fitting both the period and personality of the car well. That period-correct theme is continued in the interior which shows a contrasting cork seating with tartan inserts. It’s an unusual, but interesting combination that helps to take this 911 to the next level. All together this looks like a very well put together 911SC and definitely one of the better examples I’ve seen. It isn’t wholly original, but the upgrades are appropriate.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Porsche 911SC Coupe on eBay

Year: 1979
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 49,481 mi
Price: $84,995 Buy It Now

Exceptional, one-of-a-kind, well-sorted, and well-loved 911SC “Super Carrera” for sale.

VIN: 91199200670 11/78
Made in West Germany

Genuine Porsche Certificate of Authenticity in hand.

Originally purchased from Rusnak Porsche in Pasadena, this California native car has never lived outside of Southern California. Enthusiast owned since birth with four owners over its lifespan (to my knowledge).

During my ownership the car won the 2012 PCA Beverly Hills Concours—”Unrestored” Class. This was the only time I have entered the car in a Concours or show.

Following that I upgraded much of the car with NOS/NLA/Genuine Porsche parts with the goal of emulating an German-delivery Carrera 3.0. I did this because I prefer the aesthetics of the Euro cars over their U.S. and ROW counterparts. I added a correct restored early Carrera tail and had the engine, transmission, AC, and clutch rebuilt/restored. Finally I removed the Air Pump, added SSI’s, and beefed up the suspension.

The suspension was lowered to European height, corner balanced, and dialed-in by specialist, Marty Mehterian, who sets up suspensions for Singer Porsche and Magnus Walker. As a result, the stance is spot on.

NO RUST. NO ISSUES. In fact, this car is a nearly flawless, mostly original example. Every aspect is in EXCELLENT CONDITION unless noted below.

All maintenance, service, and upgrades were performed by reputable, best-in-class Independent Porsche Service specialists. No DIY repairs. NO EXPENSE SPARED.

Super clean, tight, responsive—this 911 handles and sounds wonderfully!!

SUMMARY
49,481 miles
Rare “California Delivery” car
Rare two year only paint code (K5 Tobacco Metallic)
80% original paint
Rare dash/interior color (36 Cork Leatherette)
Original Cork dash, door inserts, and interior trim
Numbers matching
Original glass (good condition)
Original/recently rebuilt engine (6590434)
Original/recently rebuilt AC (blows cold)
Original/recently rebuilt transmission (193023)
Original/recently rebuilt master cylinder
Original/recently rebuilt clutch
Original/complete tool kit
Original spacesaver spare tire, jack, compressor
Power Windows
Electric Sliding Sunroof
No accidents or dings
Clear title
Non smoking
Always garage kept and covered
All receipts
All OEM manuals
Correct decals throughout
Both Keys

PROFESSIONALLY INSTALLED UPGRADES
New Genuine Porsche European Bumperettes
New Genuine Porsche European Turn Signal Lights
New Genuine Porsche Fog Lights
New Genuine Porsche Front Chin Spoiler
New Genuine Porsche Front Headlamp Spray System*
New Correct German Headliner
New Genuine Porsche Chrome Door Glass Frames
Rare/Complete Genuine Porsche Carrera Tail Deck Lid
Rare NOS/NLA Genuine Porsche Carrera Tail Rubber
Carrera Rear Quarter Pop-Out Windows
New Genuine Porsche Rear Wiper*
Rare NOS/NLA 15″ Fuchs Wheels (7/8’s)
Rare NOS/NLA Pirelli P7 Tires
Rare NLA Blaupunkt Bamberg Cassette/Radio/Mic*
New Correct German Carpet (Interior and Trunk)
New Wevo Gate Shifter
New Wevo Engine Mounts
New SSI Headers
New M&K Exhaust (2 in/1 out)
New Elephant Racing Torsion Bars/Bushings
New Koni Adjustable Shocks
* not connected/fully functional

EXTRA PARTS IN STORAGE
Original Front U.S. Bumper
Original Rear U.S. Bumper
Original Front (Non-Spoiler) Valence
Original Rear (Non-Spoiler) Deck Lid
Original Black Anodized Trim
Original Black Anodized Door Handles
Original Rear Quarter Windows/Frames
Original Blaupunkt CR-2001 AM/FM Cassette Radio
Original California/U.S. Air Pump System
Original Headlamps and Turn Signals
Rare NOS/NLA Genuine Porsche Carrera Tail Rubber
Rare NOS/NLA Pirelli P7 Tires (2 rears)

This combination of mileage, provenance, condition, options, NOS/NLA parts, rare color, and extras put this car in an elite class of collectible automobiles.

Similar to the Audi Quattro, BMW E30 M3, Lancia Delta, Renault R5 and other great 80’s era Group B European rally cars, there’s no denying that the 911 G-Series is an iconic range of automobiles whose time has come.

According to Hagerty, air-cooled Porsche values have exploded more than 300% in the last 5 years. At less than half the average price of a 76-77 era Turbo Carrera and with similar same stage presence/sex appeal, this 911SC is a smart, fun investment whose value is poised to keep climbing well into the future.

My goal is to make this transaction totally safe and secure for both parties. I will happily assist with PPI’s, requests for info, and shipping via Buyer’s transport company of choice.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

$1,000 NON-REFUNDABLE deposit due from Buyer upon auction end or upon winning bid.

Full payment due from Buyer within 5 business days of auction end or winning bid.

Buyer is responsible for transport set up and fees within 5 business days of payment clearing.

On Day 6, storage fees of $25 per day begin and must be paid before vehicle will be release to transport or Buyer.

Paypal, bank, or wire transfer fees paid by Buyer.

Tax, title, and tags paid by Buyer.

Seller will not “hold” the car for purchase on the promise of payment.

Do not Buy unless you have funds immediately available or financing already approved.

If Buyer reneges or breaks any of the deal Terms & Conditions, Seller will file a formal complaint through eBay, take full legal action as allowable by law, and block the bidder.

Car is owned outright by the Seller. Clean and clear title in hand.

Car is sold as-is, where-is.

Seller strongly recommends/welcomes a comprehensive pre-purchase inspection (PPI).

PPI report is paid for by the Buyer. Once executed it becomes the property of both the Seller and Buyer.

Priority will be given to those seeking/executing a PPI.

Shipping is paid by the Buyer’s and is their full responsibility. The Transporter is the Buyer’s agent acting on the Buyer’s behalf.

CALL/TEXT 646-217-9225 FOR MORE INFO
This is a private owner sale. Will consider a collector car trade of equal/greater value.

Thank you!

For those who might be interested in such things this 911SC also comes with quite a bit of its original parts. I can’t really imagine why someone would want to buy this particular car and then revert it to its original appearance, but it’s still nice to have those parts. And, of course, they could probably be sold if you really didn’t want them. But at this asking price – and it is a very high asking price – there are going to be cheaper alternatives for those who want an original condition SC.

So, with all of the great qualities of this 911 is it worth an asking price of $85K? That’s higher than just about any 911SC we’ve come across, though as the seller notes it’s still much lower than the price of either an early 930 or a Carrera 3.0. I don’t know exactly how relevant that is since it is only the aesthetics that are replicated here, but it is a point to be considered. I honestly don’t know what it would cost to replicate the build. First you’d have to start with a 911SC with this mileage and in excellent condition, which alone could set you back $40-$50K. Add in that this car is ready to go and I could see the price making some sense if everything is just how you want it. Granted, you could get one with more miles and lesser condition to provide yourself an initial lower cost, but at some point the comparison becomes apples to oranges.

At the end of the day, this looks like a pretty great looking 911 that’s been very well executed. Whether it’s worth this asking price will be quite subjective, but it’s not priced too differently from many of the backdated 911s we see so I do think there is a market for such a car. You’re certainly going to get a lot of looks and interest from fans of these ’70s 911s.

-Rob

1982 Porsche 911SC Targa

I’m going to stick a little longer with the 911SC for today’s post. Unlike yesterday’s feature and its somewhat audacious interior, this Black Metallic 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa, with black interior and 65,933 miles on it, is a bit more standard, yet in none the less nice looking condition. Though it is less rare than yesterday’s color combination – even if Black Metallic is more rare than a standard Black exterior – I expect this one will be the more desirable of the two. Collector appeal will be lower, but I’m not really sure collectors are paying significant attention to the 911SC in general so that issue shouldn’t affect things too severely. The 911SC remains a great option for those hoping for a classic 911 to drive, so we shouldn’t let lower collector appeal influence our assessment of its merits.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa on eBay

Year: 1982
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 65,933 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1982 911 SC Targa

This 911 Super Carrera is preserved in beautiful original condition.

The 1982 Porsche 911 SC Targa featured here is finished in original rare and desirable black metallic with a beautiful matching black interior and Targa top. Accompanying this investment-grade 911SC is its owner’s manual, service book, and more. We are proud to offer this privately owned incredible Porsche to the most demanding collector, investor or enthusiast who appreciates the investment potential of this great German classic.

This magnificent motorcar looks as if it was in a time capsule and is believed to have only 65,933 actual miles. It comes equipped with nearly every available option. This 911 runs and drives like it is a few years old. Porsche 911’s are known to drive exceptionally well when maintained properly; this is a perfect example of that. It’s very quick and responsive, tight and agile.

Features & Options:

Low mileage – 65,930 miles
5 speed – 3.0 liter engine – engine # 64C4298
Certified USA model
Original everything – numbers matching
Excellent condition throughout
Runs and drives great – very tight – exceptionally fast
Zero rust – original paint – never wrecked
All rubber/trim/glass in great shape
Targa Top in great shape
Original wheels are perfect with zero pitting
Factory air conditioning
Power windows
Black leather interior
Factory sport seat option
Original Bosch fog lamps
This Super Carrera is fitted with the Legendary 3.0 Liter bulletproof air cooled Boxer engine matched to a 5 speed extremely smooth manual transmission. This car has been well maintained and service is up to date. The suspension and engine is tight – runs and drives like it did when it was new. Paint is exceptionally nice with a few rock chip touch-ups.

We encourage buyers to physically look at this car if possible before bidding. It is located in the Chicago land area.

Buyer storage option: when paid in full, we can store this car for no charge until August 1st 2017

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR POTENTIAL BUYERS:

This vehicle is sold AS-IS with a clear title, FOB Joliet, IL, and subject to prior sale.

Please review the pictures carefully and ask questions prior to bidding.

There are a lot of nice qualities to this 911SC and my criticisms remain somewhat standard. The statement about the mileage (“believed to have only 65,933 actual miles”) suggests to me that there isn’t a lot of history that comes with the car. That’s always going to hold back any prospective buyers. Precisely what sort of documents are available will be key. We’re told it has been well maintained and that servicing is up to date so perhaps that means service records are available. Otherwise, I really like the look of this one. The color is attractive and provides a slight divergence from the standard black. Sport seats are always a nice touch and everything looks in good shape inside and out. Outside of the radio and the front spoiler it appears original as well. All of that brings with it a good bit of optimism.

Bidding hasn’t really gotten going much as only one bidder has entered the action, which leaves bidding sit at $38,500. Given the potential lack of documentation that actually seems like about where I’d think this Targa should sell so the price in itself isn’t too bad. That said, the reserve is unmet so the seller is looking for more. Will it get there?

-Rob

1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe

This 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe is pretty interesting for a number of reasons. One of those is perhaps a peculiar reason: it’s up for auction without reserve. Of course, a no-reserve auction of a 911SC isn’t by itself all that peculiar. However, when combined with the other attributes of this particular 911 – the very low mileage, rare interior color, and stated documentation – it is, at the very least, unexpected that we’d see a seller forego a reserve. There was a time a couple years back when I’d be shocked by this and fully would expect the auction to be ended prematurely by a buyer that didn’t want to leave the sale to the chance of an auction.

Those days on the air-cooled 911 market are behind us now, which means there is the possibility for a rare 911SC like this to see a full no reserve auction. And possibly, though here we really will have to wait and see, it may still sell for a fairly reasonable price. This definitely is one to have our eye on.

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Year: 1982
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 35,032 mi
Price: Auction

1982 Porsche 911 SC
This is NO RESERVE auction for a very nice 2 owner 1982 Porsche 911 SC. This car was one Doctor owned until 2015 when the second owner took ownership. This car has been garage kept it’s entire life and all service records/warranty books are present as well as the original window sticker. This car shows a very low 35k original documented miles. Outside the Zinc Metallic paint is all original. The car has never been involved in an accident or had any paint work. Paint thickness is a consistent 6-9 mil thick all the way around the car. There are slight imperfections here and there such as a few rock chips, light scratches and light drag marks on the sunroof panel. We are sure these imperfections could be remedied with a quality detail but we chose not to do any paint correction on this beautiful survivor. The Can Can red leather interior is in very good condition a presents well. The carpet, door panels and all interior trim are like new. The leather dash does have a few common waves present. The numbers matching drive train has never been removed from the car and the cadmium plated hardware on the entire car still shows it’s original finish from the factory. This car runs and drives like a new car and all electrical, Air Conditioning etc. works as it should. The original window sticker shows the car being sold well optioned including leather option, M06 package, Digital Radio, Black Headliner, Front and Rear Spoilers, Alarm System, and Electric Sliding Roof. If you have been looking for a Stand Out 911 for your collection then this is the one!

While the Zinc Metallic exterior isn’t all that common it’s not really the thing that’s going to get our blood going. That point lies within: the Can-Can Red interior. I’m fairly struck by this one, though not necessarily positively. I love red interiors and really like Can-Can Red so it’s not that. This version of it seems to have A LOT more black accenting. I know that Porsche many times has offered the option of a fairly uniform color and a second option of mixing the two colors, in this case black and can-can with the carpets, dash, and other pieces in black. I’m assuming that was also the case with this SC though I can’t recall coming across one previously. Previous versions have had a black dash, but not carpets. I like the black dash as it provides a nice bit of contrast to the very bright red interior, but I don’t know about the carpets. It all looks a little disjointed. Granted, I know there are some who strongly prefer having all of that red broken up so I’m sure some will like it. I’m not sure it’s quite what I’d prefer. Regardless, it’s certainly rare and that’s likely the more important factor here.

That aesthetic issue aside this is a pretty nice looking 911SC. It does appear to be very well documented and the general condition looks quite good. If I wanted to get nit-picky, the seats show a little more wear than I’d expect out of a car with only 35K miles, but that’s probably more a factor of the car’s age than its mileage. Still it’d be nice for a little more crispness there. The wing is obviously wrong as it’s from a 930 rather than a 911SC and that definitely will need to be addressed, but much of the rest looks very good. All together it looks like a good car in an interesting color palette.

Right now the auction hasn’t really moved up into the territory I’d expect and we’ll see where things go. Bidding is at $32,011. If it stays there, then a buyer should be getting a really nice value, though I think it’ll move up a decent bit over the coming days. But that’s the situation with a no reserve auction: if no one else really takes an interest then the current bidder may just get a steal. We’ll wait and see!

-Rob

1978 Porsche 911SC Targa

I have a good number of questions about this 911SC, most of which are of the typical variety so not necessarily of great significance, but let’s just look at it first. A yellow 911SC is a pretty rare thing. They certainly exist – we’ve even featured a couple – but we do not see them often. A yellow car with a non-black interior seems even more rare, though I think its rarity is more among modern cars where I almost always see yellow paired with black. I’ve seen yellow over tan/brown/cork with more frequency on Porsches from the ’70s. So perhaps the combination has fallen out of style now, but was not always the case. Regardless, it’s what we have here and it looks pretty great! The roll hoop stands out particularly well and to great effect.

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Year: 1978
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 109,424 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

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The 911SC Targa was the car that began my 911 obsession so I’m naturally quite predisposed toward them. When they come in such a unique color my interest is raised even more. But let’s get to those questions. First, we know basically nothing about the car other than its mileage and that it’s said to run well. That’s good to know, and the seller’s other statement that it looks good rings true. Everything else is a mystery including the exterior color. What is it? If it’s original I would assume it’s Talbot Yellow since that’s the only Porsche yellow with this brightness I’m aware of from the late ’70s. But is it original? The picture of the front tub certainly doesn’t look like it. Perhaps I’m mistaken, but I’d have expected that to be painted the same yellow as the rest of the car. So until proven otherwise we should probably assume the exterior color is non-original paint and color.

We’ll want to know something of its history and mechanical condition, especially recent service. Those questions hopefully are answerable from the seller, though how thorough those answers might be likely will depend on how long it’s been in the hands of its current owner. Given these questions I think this auction’s current bidding of $25,101 is probably as high as it should go and perhaps could be too high if the service history isn’t to your liking. It’s a nice looking 911SC though with a rare exterior color and a very ’70s cork interior with velour seat inserts. Questions or not, you’re just not going to find too many of these out there.

-Rob