1980 Porsche 911SC Targa

Here we have a Casablanca Beige Metallic 1980 Porsche 911SC Targa, located in Chicago, with Tan interior and 68,747 miles on it. We’ve seen Casablanca Beige on the 911SC before. However, I find that this one looks much better. I don’t know if the photos have been touched up or if the lighting simply is different, but there is a rich burnt orange or darker gold hue to this Targa that I haven’t seen in previous examples of this color. I suspect in person it will look similar to those other examples. That said, this is the first I’ve seen it on a Targa and the various Targa trim pieces and larger rear glass may be playing a role in this shift in color. I’m not really sure. Regardless, it’s a very unique color and I think here it’s looks great.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 68,747 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($35,000 Buy It Now)

1980 Porsche 911SC Targa

68k miles!

We are presenting for sale a very well-preserved 911SC.

Four owner vehicle with just 68k miles.

Casablanca beige with tan leather.

No evidence of foul weather use.

Recent major service with engine rebuild and clutch performed by Willow Automotive Service’s team at 66,215 miles in February of 2016.

Cosmetically very attractive with nice paint, interior, and soft top. Very stock with the exception of H4 Euro headlamps (the stock lamps are included with the sale) and a recent radio upgrade.

Sensibly priced at 35k.

Moving away from the particulars of this color I do think this Targa looks in nice condition overall. The aspect ratio of the pictures is a little screwy, but with some playing around (or heading over to the seller’s website) you can fix that up. The paint looks good with nice pop and the interior shows well with not too much wear apparent. The brown and tan color combination probably wouldn’t be the first choice of a lot of modern buyers, but it works quite well with this exterior color and certainly fits within the period of this 911’s production. You aren’t likely to see many more like it around town.

We aren’t told much of anything surrounding its history so you’ll want to make the typical inquiries in that regard. We do know it has had four owners and that the engine was rebuilt two years (and 2K miles) ago. Otherwise, we’re in the dark. Naturally, you’ll want to verify the originality of the paint and interior configuration. Any available documentation may end up as an added bonus since sellers usually let us know when they have supporting documents.

My guess is there won’t be much history on this one, leaving us with an attractive and rare 911SC Targa that’s somewhat a mystery. If it’s in good mechanical condition, then that in itself can make for a nice find. I don’t find the price to be too bad either. Bidding hasn’t quite gotten there yet, currently sitting at $24,600, but the Casablanca Beige Coupe we featured last year sold for $36K and had a good deal more mileage on it. I can’t vouch for whether they are in equal condition, but it at least suggests this one is priced in the right ballpark.


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  1. Just leaving this wonderful song here for topicality.

  2. “Very stock with the exception of..” should add the CHMSL which is from a convertible sometime in the future, though a pricey accessory these days!

  3. The representation of the color in the photos is pretty accurate for how it looks in sunlight (I have one in this color.)

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