Following yesterday’s feature let’s continue with the 911SC, though rather than a special edition trying to draw the eyes of the collector market let’s look at one that should be squarely positioned in the sites of those seeking a driver-quality air-cooled 911. The 911SC is still one of the better values for classic 911s and the one we see here looks fantastic: a Wine Red Metallic 1982 Porsche 911SC Coupe, located in California, with around 142K miles on it.
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Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 142,443 mi
Price: Reserve Auction
You’re looking at a very clean 1982 Porsche 911 SC. This car has an extensive service history dating back to the early nineties and has had recent repairs showing a full engine-out service with a transmission rebuild as well as a fuel-injection system rebuild. Our sister shop just did a full top end rebuild and engine reseal at a cost of over $5,000. The odometer read’s 37,322 miles, but the paperwork we have shows that it was replaced and has around 142,443 miles. The paint and body is very clean and has been repainted once in its original color of Wine Red Metallic. The upholstery is also very clean and shows very little wear. We’ve photographed the underside of this car to show how clean it is. This is a fantastic driving car and is in very clean condition with a great service history. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have.
The first thing to strike me about this SC is the interior. I honestly can’t decide what I think. Sometimes I look at it and really like the contrast of the red and brown, while other times I just think…no it doesn’t work. I’m not sure if it’s original or if the seat inserts were a later addition, but it’s definitely unique! I have no such qualms about the exterior: it’s a wonderful shade both alluring and elegant that shows well in sun and shade. It reminds me quite a bit of the Carrera Cabriolet I featured last week; another of the beautiful red shades Porsche has offered as an alternative to the standard, though great in its own right, Guards Red. The overall condition here looks quite good. At 142K miles it’s lead a pretty good life so far and given that it’s had a fairly recent engine rebuild it should have plenty of life left in it. Naturally prospective buyers will want to see this 911’s documentation, especially with regard to that engine rebuild, but assuming everything checks it should provide a good deal of enjoyable miles. At its current bidding of $20,900 this stands as a pretty nice bargain, though with the reserve unmet that won’t be the selling price. Still there could be some good value here for a very pretty 911SC.