1982 Porsche 928 Weissach Edition

This is one of those holy **** cars. Here we have a 1982 Porsche 928 Weissach Edition. I will admit before looking at this one I did not know much about the 928 Weissach Edition. I’ve seen plenty of the 911 Weissach Edition, but not the 928. Like the 911 Weissach, the 928 was intended to celebrate Porsche’s Motorsports department located in, you guessed it, Weissach, Germany. It was the 20th anniversary of the groundbreaking at the site. And we know that Porsche likes to make special editions.

Like many Porsche special editions, the 928 Weissach doesn’t hit you with a bunch of performance upgrades. It’s all cosmetic, but while the 911 made do mostly with interesting colors, the 928 turns the luxury dial up with its additions. The most obvious of these additions is the leather. The Weissach came with medium brown leather and if you could touch it, then it probably was leather. You also received a matching leather 3-piece luggage set made by Seeger. Because who would dare travel in their Porsche Grand Tourer without matching luggage? The exterior is Hellbronze Metallic, which is a nice color and furthers the theme of elegance. Other items were included as well: upgraded stereo, electric sunroof, forged alloy wheels, and front and rear spoilers. The overall impression though is straightforward: the 928 Weissach was for the buyer who wanted their Porsche luxury cruiser to be even more lux and more exclusive. The package cost $5,940 so you definitely had to want it.

Porsche said they’d make only 205 of them. That’s almost half the number of the 911 Weissach built so they’re pretty rare. I don’t know how many of those were equipped with a manual transmission (a 3-speed automatic also was available), but this one is a manual. It also has a stupid low 14,030 miles on it. Hot damn!

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1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe Weissach Edition

The 911 Weissach Edition is probably my favorite of the various special or commemorative edition 911s produced by Porsche. Like most Porsche special editions the ‘specialness’ comes almost entirely in the form of aesthetic changes. These are mostly for marketing and to push some sales, but some of them are still interesting combinations even if there’s little in the way of performance improvements. What I like most about the Weissach is that it didn’t bother being tame. Many of the special editions are nice looking 911s; the Weissach sort of bugs out your eyes once you step into the interior. Of the two available color combinations – Platinum Metallic and Metallic Black – the example we see here in Platinum Metallic is probably the more tame of the two. Everything matches so the gaudy interior doesn’t punch you in the face quite as much. But I think it’s a fun combination even if a little over the top. Other enhancements were Platinum Metallic painted Fuchs, sport seats, and rather than the standard 911SC whale tail the Weissach received the whale tail from the 3.0-liter 930 Turbo. This one here sits with 85,576 miles.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,576 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

This is one of 400 Weissach Edition SC Coupes.For you that are not familiar with the 1980 Weissach Edition coupes,they were a limited run of 400 cars built to honor the Porsche Research and Development center located in Weissach Germany.The cars were only sold in the US and came in one body configuration-Coupes, and in just two colors,Platinum Metallic or Black Metallic.They both featured identical interiors of Doric Gray full leather,rust carpets and piping with Sport Seats.On the exterior they featured an early 930 style rear spoiler,15×6 and 15×7 forged alloys painted in platinum metallic and a standard sunroof.You can clearly discern from the pictures it made for a gorgeous and unique example of a 911 coupe.
This particular example has enjoyed a 32 year ownership.The car was always serviced at the Porsche franchise stores,we have service records since the car was new.At the 73000 mile mark the car had $27507.82 spent at one sitting at Paul Miller Porsche.This ticket was NOT an engine rebuild but some of the major items were;clutch kit,Carrera chain tensioners,heat exchangers,ignition control module,Bilstein shocks,stainless steel brake lines,turbo tie rod ends,wheel bearings,oil return tubes,75000 mile service,a/c work,starter,and several misc items.Needless to state,the car is a joy to drive and aesthetically pleasing to look at.If you are seeking an investment grade Porsche 911 that is also a joy to drive contact me at 615-971-4409.Independent inspections are welcomed and encouraged.The car is located in the Nashville Tn metro area.The $99 dealer doc fee will be assessed to final price of the car.This and other European collectibles may be reviewed at JPFRAZIER.com

Though there were only 400 Weissach Editions produced I’ve never really seen them attract significant collector premiums. Small premiums, sure, especially for well documented pristine examples, but nothing really significant. Given the lack of performance improvements I don’t expect we’ll see that change much in the immediate future, especially given that the 911SC itself still tends to come in at pretty reasonable values on the air-cooled 911 market. That lack of a premium price isn’t a bad thing though! At least not for buyers. As I said I like these in general as a slightly more unique 911SC and for the right price I think they make a nice choice. As far as special SC’s go is a Weissach Edition better than the Signal Yellow 911SC I featured a while back? No, probably not, but it is also a good bit less expensive.

This particular Weissach looks in fine shape and to possess all of its original items. The seller claims full documentation as well and it also has had a significant amount of recent work performed. Much of this seems to be thanks to a period of long-term ownership. Whether that’s the current owner or a previous owner is less clear, but changing hands less regularly seems to have provided it with regular maintenance and a source of ample documentation. All things considered, the asking price is certainly high and I’d suspect it’ll have to be much closer to $40K than $50K if it hopes to sell. Current bidding bears that out as well as it sits at $30,500. Given the low bidding perhaps this Weissach can be had at a pretty good price.

-Rob

1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

Porsche has a way of pushing the boundaries of taste when it comes to their special edition models. In some ways, I can understand this. For the most part, many of Porsche’s special edition or commemorative edition models are distinguished solely by their cosmetic differences – typically in the guise of special exterior colors and unique interior combinations – relative to standard 911s. But in many cases the interior choices seem very much outside the norm, or at least of limited desirability. Boundaries do need to be pushed in order to stand out, but for a marque with such a long and storied history I half expect something a little more classic. I’m not sure there is any better example than the 911SC Weissach Edition. These models were produced in limited numbers (408 in total) to celebrate Porsche’s Motorsports team fittingly located in Weissach, Germany. Exterior color choices were both excellent and eye-catching: Platinum Metallic or Black Metallic with each sporting Platinum Metallic painted Fuchs wheels. The interior was equally eye-catching: Doric Grey with Burgundy carpeting. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike the Weissach Edition interior, after all I love a bright red interior, but I do think it might take some getting used to. Either way, it is a unique looking 911 and like any special edition there aren’t many of them around. The one seen here is said to be a Platinum Metallic example and sits with 139K miles on it.

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Convertible Week: 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder Weissach Edition

When most people think about hybrid vehicles, images of haphazardly placed Greenpeace bumper stickers on oddly shaped compact sedans come to mind. Today its a different story, with hybrid emblems gracing small Toyotas right on up to the flagship of the Porsche range, this 918 Spyder. The 918 Spyder took over as the cost-no-object sports car in the lineup, but it was so much more than the Carrera GT. Unlike the Carrera GT, however, the 918 Spyder was a leap forward in terms of technology. With a 4.6 liter V8 and twin electric motors front and rear, this car puts down a total of 887 horsepower to the pavement. For those well heeled enthusiasts who missed out on procuring one new, this 2015 918 Spyder Weissach Edition for sale in New York City offers up a second chance at this state of the art supercar.

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1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

It is sometimes difficult to keep up with the many special edition vehicles Porsche has produced over the years. A byproduct of their limited model offerings is that there is a fairly persistent need to provide special edition models in order to keep buyers interested and coming back to the showroom. Some of these models, especially those that have come out of the Sonderwunsch and Exclusive programs, are some of the best (and rarest) 911s on the market. The edition we see here, a 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition with a mere 9,508 miles, is one of those special editions that is more cosmetic than anything else, meaning these aren’t one of the super rare, jaw-dropping, machines like a 964 Turbo S. The primary distinguishing features of the Weissach are the exterior color, especially when Platinum Metallic as we see here, and the interior, which is a contrast of Doric Grey and Burgundy. This one also claims to have had the brakes from the 930 fitted from the factory, but I’m unaware of that being a standard offering on the Weissach Edition.

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1981 Porsche 924 Weissach Commemorative Edition

It seems that Porsche has always been at the cutting edge of “special editions”. In fact, one could argue that the entire idea of the Porsche was really just a special edition Volkswagen. But by the late 1970s, race victories and a growing reputation as the go-to sports car meant that the marketing gurus at Porsche were working overtime. There was the Sebring ’78 edition 924; it looked an awful lot on paper like it was a normal 924, and that’s because effectively it was just a cosmetic package with some ’70s spectacular stripes. There was also a Martini Edition car, that similarly was simply a set of stripes and a unique interior on an otherwise normal 924. There was a further Limited Edition in 1978 for those that had missed out on the Martini cars in 1976-1977 and just couldn’t wait until 1979 for the ’78 Sebring Edition. Confused? Not to worry, because after a short gap in 1980, Porsche introduced another special “Weissach Commemorative Edition” alongside similar 911 and 928 models. While this, too, was primarily an appearance package, there were some small changes. For example, as with the Martini cars the Weissach got a unique interior; brown and cream seats with a brown dashboard. But there were 924 Turbo details that were included as well – the ATS-made alloy wheels from the drum brake Turbo appeared, along with the rear spoiler. The wheels were slightly different than the all-silver Turbo wheels two, as they appeared two-tone machined with black inserts. Painted a platinum metallic color and “limited” to only 400 production models for the U.S., it at least sounded more special than the standard 924 until you realize that Porsche only sold a total of around 2,100 924s (including the Weissachs) in the U.S. in 1981. As with other older 924s, they’re rare to find and not as prized as the 928 and 911 Weissach models:

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