Coupe Week: 1979 Porsche 911SC Coupe

Rare-color 911s at times seem to exist in their own world, a reality that has become especially prevalent as the air-cooled-911 market has grown substantially. The questions with which one must always grapple are “how much do I really care about color and how much am I willing to pay for it?” And of course there is also the matter of the long-term gamble betting on far elevated values down the road. This all brings us to the car we see here: a Light Green (Lindgrün) Metallic 1979 Porsche 911SC Coupe, located in the Netherlands, with contrasting Beige leather interior and 125,975 km on the clock (78,277 miles). This is a really lovely color combination only available for a couple of years at the end of the ’70s so it certainly qualifies as rare, but with an asking price around $70K the seller definitely is looking to capitalize on that rarity.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 125,975 km (78,277 mi)
Price: € 62,500 (~ $70,700)

This, in extreme rare color combination ordered 911SC Coupe was delivered new in Stockholm Sweden in October 1979. Unique original condition, beautifully documented history. The entire factory paintwork is, except for the normal usage traces, in beautiful condition, real leather interior with charming patina and immaculate condition of the original carpets. The stamped service book, numerous maintenance invoices and inspection reports show the original mileage of only 125 975 completely.

Porsche Certificate, matching numbers. Perfect preserved body, always well maintained technique with excellent handling characteristics. Options include: Fuchs wheels, alarm system, electric sunroof, Porsche / Blaupunkt radio cassette CR Stereo Type RW and tinted glass all around.

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Porsche has such a diverse color palette that it’s difficult to keep up with and even more difficult to grade in terms of value. I would suspect that only the most iconic colors could command this type of value and as pretty as it might be I’m not sure Light Green quite hits that mark. Thankfully the seller provides quite a few detail shots to help capture the condition of the paint and while it looks in pretty good shape overall, it’s also in need of some touch-up in many of the obvious spots. That said this car looks in very good condition overall, but in the end I’d probably classify it as a really interesting 911SC with low mileage for its model year, but at this price I think I’d have to look elsewhere.


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  1. How I wish to mount thee.

  2. The asking price was 69,600 euros OUCH.

    This was also called “Thissell” green. I have only seen two others in this color.

  3. Seems most Americans prefer white, red, black or silver. Boring.

  4. Back in the 80’s those were the popular colors all over the globe

  5. Yeesh, thats expensive for a mid mileage car. Much better choices out there – obviously not in that color though.

  6. @HowardS – do you mean “Thistle”? I found a couple of references to it, but I’m wondering if it’s just an enthusiast name for the color? The official name doesn’t include a reference to thistle in either German or English.

    Have you guys seen this site? It’s great for helping to nail down colors that were available on specific cars:

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