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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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC Weissach Edition
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 139,000 mi
Price: $55,000

For Anyone Not familiar, the 1980 Weissach Edition was a limited run of 400 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. 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, forged fuchs alloys in platinum metallic and a standard power sunroof. Its just a gorgeous and unique car!

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After the doldrums of the ’70s wrought by energy shortages and rising government regulations, Porsche approached the ’80s with renewed optimism and a popular new model lineup that included the special-edition 1980 911 Weissach Edition. A one-year-only limited-edition package, the Weissach was named after Porsche’s freshly minted development complex near Stuttgart as a way to reassert its commitment to the “Pursuit of Excellence.” Advertising literature pointed out that at $32,000, the Weissach Edition package was 15-percent less than if the various components were ordered individually, but the point was moot; all 400 of this limited edition 911 sold out with more potential buyers left wanting. Essentially a Turbo minus the boost and the wide rear body work, the Weissach was powered by Porsche’s fuel-injected 3.0 L flat-6 engine driving a 5-speed manual transaxle with limited slip differential. It also offered special paint, wider wheels and tires, stiffer shocks and larger Type-930 disc brakes, a front chin spoiler and rear whale-tail spoiler, sealed-beam halogen headlamps, power remote mirrors and antenna and leather interior trim.

Like many other Weissach Editions, when new it went straight from the dealer into a private collection and has been used only sparingly over the last 34 years. Now showing 139,000 actual miles, it is finished in Platinum Metallic paint with Platinum leather upholstery and Red piping. This pristine Porsche comes with the all-important Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (in transit), owner’s manuals, and original spare.

HIGHLIGHTS

– 1 Year Only Weissach Edition
– 1 of only 408 Produced
– Fuel injected 3.0L air cooled six cylinder
– 5-speed transmission
– Limited slip differential
– Flared Rear fenders
– Factory 930 brakes
– Special 16 inch Fuchs turbo wheels
– Platinum Metallic Show Car Quality Paint
– Doric Grey leather with Red piping Show Car Quality
– Factory chin spoiler
– Rear Carrera 3.0 Whale Tail Spoiler
– Blaupunkt Stereo
– Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (in transit)
– Owner’s manuals

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Given the mileage this Weissach looks in remarkably good condition, both inside and out. The exterior detailing is perhaps overdone as the chrome is practically shouting at you, but it looks in good shape nonetheless and the paint looks very good. Two things immediately stand out: the wheels are incorrect as these appear to be a set of chrome Fuchs rather than the Platinum Metallic Fuchs that came with the car. Also, I’m pretty sure this is Black Metallic rather than Platinum Metallic. The lighting might be playing some tricks, but Platinum Metallic is much lighter bordering on gold. Those aren’t minor details, but they are matters that can be worked out (though sourcing a set of correct wheels probably won’t be easy). The interior also looks in very good shape and has clearly been shown a good deal of care throughout its life. All together this appears to be an excellent looking example of these special edition models. The asking price definitely will need to come down since this is the sort of selling price we see with completely original examples showing far fewer miles. Given the general appeal of air-cooled 911s I imagine the seller will receive plenty of inquiries, but without knocking quite a bit from the price I’m not sure those inquiries will go very far.

-Rob

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7 Comments

  1. This car sold at Mecum last week for $46k. The seller had it on the net for $69k and then $55k. It’s hard to know what the car is really like from the photos, they’re all digitally enhanced big time. It’s also, as noted, missing some of the original Weissach parts. There is a somewhat angry thread over on Pelican about the car. If it’s really still on the market than one can assume.it was shill bought at Mecum. IMO $46 was more than it should have sold for but hey it only takes 2 auction bidders to move the market.

  2. I love the look of these.
    But, in no way is this car worth the asking price.

  3. The wheels appear to be the correct size and offset – however – they are polished lips. Many owners do that because it much less expensive that re anodizing the rims. So it appears that they are altered, can be returned to stock, but will be expensive.

  4. @vic the Weissach would have come with 15 inch Fuchs the ones on the car appear to be 16’s.

  5. Thanks Dallas. The seller certainly seems like an interesting guy…

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