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1981 Porsche 911SC Coupe

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This is a very pretty 911SC. It’s hard to tell that from the pictures, but it’s a Light Blue Metallic exterior over a Cork interior and that combination always produces excellent results. Here, parked in front of an idyllic farm setting, it reminds us of the joy of carving a section of backroads with little traffic and great scenery. For someone who lives in a city it’s an enticing combination. We’ve seen quite a few 911SC Coupes hit the market in the past six months or so and this one is priced a good bit higher than most of those. However, it has only had two owners and is said to be in entirely original condition with nothing more than some minor touch-up paint here and there. If those points can be verified, then that higher price may be warranted.

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Year: 1981
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 62,000 mi
Price: $52,900

Factory built with Light Blue Metallic paint, Special full leather interior (Cork), Option Group J17 (16″ Forged Alloy Fuchs wheels, Front Spoiler, Bosch Fog Lights, Stereo prep w/ 4 speakers/antenna), Automatic speed control, and Electric sliding sunroof.
Delivered new to L&W Porsche in Bernardsville, NJ in December 1980, and it’s first owner in April, 1981. Dealer serviced, until traded with 57k. miles in November, 2002. The second owner purchased it in December of 2002, and continued to officiously service it at a local Porsche Specialty shop in his area.
Updated with Hydraulic Tensioners, Air Box Pop-off valve, Rotary Scroll A/C compressor, updated fans, Clutch kit & syncros. Everything performs as it should…Most recent service includes New brake calipers all around, brake lines, and pads. New oil supply hoses, and sunroof cables, Spring of 2016.

Original Bill of Sale, Second owner Bill of Sale, Factory original window sticker, Complete service books, and records.
Very fine original condition, showing just lite touch up with our Q-Nix paint gauge. Interior is 100%, and quite remarkably original. Lovingly Lexoiled since new!

As stated, these pictures aren’t the greatest for truly grasping the current quality of the paint. Everything is a little too bright and none of these are high-res. Perhaps better pictures would be available on request, but if we are dealing with a 911 with original paint it’d be good to have a nice look at it to see its condition. At this asking price, the condition needs to be quite good. I don’t see much to make me doubt it is in good shape, but again certainty is better than guessing. The interior pictures aren’t of a better quality, but it is usually easier to get a sense of things and here things look good. There is little evident wear to the seats, the dash appears crack free and in nice shape, and the entirety looks very clean and – other than the radio – correct.

All in all this looks like a lovingly cared for 911 and with only two owners of record we can hope its history will be easily traceable. The available documentation hints that it should be. Even given those points I’m not sure a SC with more than 60K miles with fetch more than $50K, but this is one of the better looking I recall coming across in recent months. Bring the price down into the mid-40s and I think interest certainly will rise.



  1. Marc Cusumano
    Marc Cusumano March 2, 2017

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write these articles. Cheers from NJ.

  2. Brad
    Brad March 2, 2017

    This is a case of the black wheels working — but a case oh, so rare.

  3. Dallas
    Dallas March 3, 2017

    >continued to officiously service it

    “I do not think it means what you think it means”

    Looks like a nice car maybe but wow – over $50K for a medium-mileage SC… yikes.

  4. Poorhouse
    Poorhouse March 3, 2017

    Beautiful color combination.

    Assuming everything stated in the ad is true price still seems about $8k – $10k to high.

    Seller has to start somewhere and it’s easier to come down that up I suppose.

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