Casablanca Beige 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe

It almost seems as if these days I can’t venture into the classifieds without tripping over a Porsche in a rare color. Taken a step further, I’ve even been coming across colors I have either never come across previously or at most come across once or twice. Earlier this week we had the Raspberry Carrera Targa and now we have this Casablanca Beige Metallic 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe, located in Tennessee. Unlike Raspberry, this color isn’t likely to make some prospective buyers immediately turn the other way. It’s a lovely golden metallic, similar to the Platinum Metallic of this 930, that contrasts well with the various chrome and black trim pieces of the 911SC.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 119,098 mi
Price: Auction

You are bidding on a 1980 Porsche 911SC. It is Casablanca Beige (Gold) with Brown Leather interior, Factory 16 inch Fuch Wheels, New Tires, and Cold Air Conditioning. The engine has just had a complete professional rebuild along with a New Fuel Tank, and complete fuel system including fuel injectors, fuel distributor, fuel accumulator, fuel filter and fuel pump. It has 1000 miles on it since the rebuild and comes with a Pre-Purchase Inspection. While the car was in for the Pre – Purchase inspection I had them change the oil and filter and do a 1000 mile check up on the car. The car also comes with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity stating the car left the Factory with the following factory options.

Model Year/Type Engine Number/Type
1980 911SC Coupe 6403371

Production Completion Date Transmission Number/Type
05/20/1980 403457

Exterior Paint Color/Code
Casablanca Beige/X4

Interior Material Color/Type
Brown Partial Leather/44

Optional Equipment
US Standard Emissions Sport Shocks
Electric Sliding Sunroof Rear Speakers
Electric Mirror – Right Fog Lights
16” Fuch Rims Pirelli Tires
Cruise Control

The car was Purchased new by Dr. John Pryce an Orthodontist in Knoxville Tennessee on November 19 1980 with 195 miles on it. He purchased the car from Rodgers Porsche Audi Knoxville Tennessee (now Harpers Porsche, Jaguar). The car was always Garage Kept. Dr. Pryce had the car Professionally repainted 1988. He Later sold the car in 2015 to a Mr. Irwin of Andersonville TN. I purchased the car in January of 2016. The Original Owner owned this car until 2 years ago.

This is a great car. The paint is very nice and the Original Interior is in great shape. The sun roof, power mirrors, Power windows, Factory Radio, heat and AC works great. All the gauges work. I have the complete Pre – Purchase Inspection That was Performed on March 29 2017 that I will gladly email interested buyers. You can fly in and drive this car home.

The car is selling with NO RESERVE so Please feel free to email or call 865-621-4012 with any questions.

While I know not everyone prefers them, I strongly feel that this SC needs the chin spoiler and whale tail. One thing that really stands out to me when looking at this 911 compared with the similar colored 930 is the way the trim pieces complement the gold color so well. So I think this SC needs more of them.

Otherwise, for its age and mileage this 911SC presents pretty well. The seats show a decent bit of wear though there don’t appear to be any significant cracks or tears. It shows as clean, but a little worn. Besides a recent service receipt we don’t hear too much about documentation. The original owner had this 911 until 2015 so perhaps there is more available than revealed here, but we’re probably going to have to be content with that recent service. All in all, this is not a bad looking 911SC and it’s an interesting and period-correct color combination. With bidding on the no reserve auction sitting currently at $25,600 it may end up selling for a pretty reasonable price as well. There’s some time left so we’ll have to see how much more bidding rises, but I don’t expect this one to get out of hand.

-Rob

1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe Weissach Edition

The 911 Weissach Edition is probably my favorite of the various special or commemorative edition 911s produced by Porsche. Like most Porsche special editions the ‘specialness’ comes almost entirely in the form of aesthetic changes. These are mostly for marketing and to push some sales, but some of them are still interesting combinations even if there’s little in the way of performance improvements. What I like most about the Weissach is that it didn’t bother being tame. Many of the special editions are nice looking 911s; the Weissach sort of bugs out your eyes once you step into the interior. Of the two available color combinations – Platinum Metallic and Metallic Black – the example we see here in Platinum Metallic is probably the more tame of the two. Everything matches so the gaudy interior doesn’t punch you in the face quite as much. But I think it’s a fun combination even if a little over the top. Other enhancements were Platinum Metallic painted Fuchs, sport seats, and rather than the standard 911SC whale tail the Weissach received the whale tail from the 3.0-liter 930 Turbo. This one here sits with 85,576 miles.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 85,576 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

This is one of 400 Weissach Edition SC Coupes.For you that are not familiar with the 1980 Weissach Edition coupes,they were a limited run of 400 cars built to honor the Porsche Research and Development center located in Weissach Germany.The cars were only sold in the US and came in one body configuration-Coupes, and in just two colors,Platinum Metallic or Black Metallic.They both featured identical interiors of Doric Gray full leather,rust carpets and piping with Sport Seats.On the exterior they featured an early 930 style rear spoiler,15×6 and 15×7 forged alloys painted in platinum metallic and a standard sunroof.You can clearly discern from the pictures it made for a gorgeous and unique example of a 911 coupe.
This particular example has enjoyed a 32 year ownership.The car was always serviced at the Porsche franchise stores,we have service records since the car was new.At the 73000 mile mark the car had $27507.82 spent at one sitting at Paul Miller Porsche.This ticket was NOT an engine rebuild but some of the major items were;clutch kit,Carrera chain tensioners,heat exchangers,ignition control module,Bilstein shocks,stainless steel brake lines,turbo tie rod ends,wheel bearings,oil return tubes,75000 mile service,a/c work,starter,and several misc items.Needless to state,the car is a joy to drive and aesthetically pleasing to look at.If you are seeking an investment grade Porsche 911 that is also a joy to drive contact me at 615-971-4409.Independent inspections are welcomed and encouraged.The car is located in the Nashville Tn metro area.The $99 dealer doc fee will be assessed to final price of the car.This and other European collectibles may be reviewed at JPFRAZIER.com

Though there were only 400 Weissach Editions produced I’ve never really seen them attract significant collector premiums. Small premiums, sure, especially for well documented pristine examples, but nothing really significant. Given the lack of performance improvements I don’t expect we’ll see that change much in the immediate future, especially given that the 911SC itself still tends to come in at pretty reasonable values on the air-cooled 911 market. That lack of a premium price isn’t a bad thing though! At least not for buyers. As I said I like these in general as a slightly more unique 911SC and for the right price I think they make a nice choice. As far as special SC’s go is a Weissach Edition better than the Signal Yellow 911SC I featured a while back? No, probably not, but it is also a good bit less expensive.

This particular Weissach looks in fine shape and to possess all of its original items. The seller claims full documentation as well and it also has had a significant amount of recent work performed. Much of this seems to be thanks to a period of long-term ownership. Whether that’s the current owner or a previous owner is less clear, but changing hands less regularly seems to have provided it with regular maintenance and a source of ample documentation. All things considered, the asking price is certainly high and I’d suspect it’ll have to be much closer to $40K than $50K if it hopes to sell. Current bidding bears that out as well as it sits at $30,500. Given the low bidding perhaps this Weissach can be had at a pretty good price.

-Rob

1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SLC

I’ve been on a little bit of a green kick as well as a featuring a few C107s of late. So why not combine the two and feature an outstanding 450SLC that is absolutely covered in the color green? This 1980 up for sale in Portugal has a nice lighter shade of green in Silver Green Metallic on the outside, but it’s what is inside that really blows you away.

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Year: 1980
Model: 450SLC
Engine: 4.5 liter V8
Transmission: 3-speed automatic
Mileage: 48,000 km (29,825 mi)
Price: $43,250

1980 Mercedes Benz 450 SLC 48.000Kms Perfect untouched Condition!

1 Portuguese Owner from New!
48.000Kms!
100% Factory Paint – All the Factory assembly marks and wax protection!
All the books; Keys; Tools.
Impossible to find another one in this condition!
This car was order new by Portuguese emigrant in South Africa. LHD special order.
When he came back to Portugal in 1987 the car came with him!
This car was bought directly by us to the 1st owner.
This car was part of small classic car collection.

The last owner was a successful entrepreneur in the car business in South Africa and actually it’s a business man in the automotive area at Portugal.
This car was always extremely well care by the owner!
It’s impossible to find another one in this condition!
Collector’s item!!!

I personally love the color combination on this car. Yes, it’s about late 1970s/early 1980s as you can get, but I think that’s the beauty of it. It’s basically a step back into that era in every way. You can get in this car and suddenly you are transported back 37 years. Everything is nearly factory perfect on this car outside of a dented up muffler and a rusty exhaust pipe. Otherwise, it’s as good as it gets.

One thing I did find a little odd about this specific car is that the 450SLC badging is on the wrong side on the trunk lid. Mercedes always put them on the left side up until about a year ago (Don’t ask me why they changed, I think it’s a dumb idea) but the thing that gets me is that the badging should be held on with three little pins that insert into the trunk lid. This means the trunk lid had to have the holes filled on the left side and three new holes drilled on the right. I suppose they could’ve just snapped the three pegs off then used adhesive to attach the badge. Either way, this strikes me as a little odd.

As for the price, I can’t believe the bidding on this car is up over $38,000 and probably still has a little bit to go. Maybe the Portuguese love the C107 or the color green, but it’s pretty shocking to me how much this 450SLC is set to gather. I’ve posted examples of C107s selling for very little money on the side of the ocean so this is a little surprising to me. Granted, they weren’t in the shape this one is in, but I never thought I’d see a 450SLC even with under 30,000 miles approach almost $40,000.

– Andrew

1980 Mercedes-Benz 280SLC

I go back and forth as to whether or not I like the C107. It was just a R107 with a fixed top, 14 more inches added to the wheelbase and some small rear seats. The biggest thing that really turns me off to this car are those window louvers. My eyes are always drawn directly to them and how awkward they look. I understand they needed to differentiate this car enough to sway buyers from the SL and probably couldn’t engineer a window regulator to fit in that space with a large piece of glass, but there had to be another design option on the table. Now that it’s 2017 and I very rarely even see a C107 in the wild, I’m starting to soften my harsh opinion on them. Today’s car, a European market 280SLC in Goldbraun, is certainly helping that cause.

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Year: 1980
Model: 280SLC
Engine: 2.8 liter inline-6
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 107,500 mi
Price: $5,500

1980 Mercedes 280 SLC (Euro)owners manual in German all original second owner 107,500 miles. Good shape, runs fine, solid car. Was grandma’s car and always garaged and maintained. New tires, new transmission, new exhaust, only maintained by Mercedes dealers, no rust. No rust. No rust solid floors and no rust oh and there isn’t any rust $5,500

Having been accustom to the standard 450SLC with the giant diving board bumpers and those awful chrome wheel arches, this C107 is a breath of fresh air. The M110 twin-cam engine is no powerhouse with only a 185 horsepower, but it should be adequate for this car. Inside, the plaid cloth interior,  manual climate control and Becker Grand Prix 470 radio are all welcome as what I think is an improvement over what came in the U.S. 450SLC cars. Outside the Goldbraun paint is very rare and look great with clean Bundts and those amazing slim European bumpers.

For $5,500, this is a really good price. If I wasn’t on the other side of the country I’d be on my way to check this thing out in person. For the price you can’t really go wrong given the seller says this is a two-owner car that was dealer serviced its whole life and doesn’t have any rust. This car probably needs the standard $500-1,000 in repairs when you buy it but I still think you’ll come out ahead on this car if you pick it up. I’m not suggesting the C107 is or will be any kind of collector car, but this specific car checks all the right boxes for a desirable car.

– Andrew

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300TD

Few things make more sense to me than a W123 300TD. In my opinion, it’s everything you might ever might need in a vehicle. Durability? This thing will probably outlive the majority of us. Practicality? You can haul enough bricks in it to finally build that brick pizza oven in the backyard you’ve always been dreaming about. Frugality? It gets 25 miles per gallon no matter what you do. Comfortable? The disintegrating horse hair seats will suck you right in with ease. I can go on and on about the wonderful W123 wagon, but you probably already know this. So what are you waiting for? Maybe this 1980 300TD for sale in California is the vehicle that finally makes sense.

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Year: 1980
Model: 300TD
Engine: 3.0 liter 5-cylinder
Transmission: 4-speed automatic
Mileage: 233,065 mi
Price: $5,800 Buy It Now

We are offering up a 1980 Mercedes 300TD wagon. One owner blue and yellow California plate car. 233k original miles. Original owner passed away early 2016 and his family is selling the estate.

I am a amateur Mercedes enthusiast but I do know a little bit about Mercedes diesel. I have also had a very well known Mercedes Diesel mechanic look at the car. Engine is unbelievable! No blow by and purrs! Only pump diesel was used in this engine! The only thing we have done to the engine is a oil/filter change. Starts up quickly and runs down the road good. Drives straight and steering wheel is straight. Car is pretty impressive for almost being 40 years old.

Original owner was an electrical engineer and was his own mechanic on this Mercedes. All maintenance was performed by himself. Car has updated climate control which is a very big deal. AC and heat work. Everything seems to work on the car. Vacuum door locks work as well.

Overall my assessment of the car is that it is a true surviving California car. It seems to run and drive like a well taken care of car. I have put over 125 miles on it. While not a lot of miles, I just like to have an idea what I’m offering on eBay for the new owners benefit. Although a used car, I got that typical Mercedes diesel feeling that I could drive the car to New York and back and be fine. If you know these cars then you know how reliable they are. Car is not perfect and shows the appropriate wear of a 233k car. As you can see in the photos, just a nice survivor.

$500 deposit due within 48 hours. Remainder payment due within 5 business days. Shipping is the responsibility of the new owner/purchaser. Please have all finances completed before making a bid/offer. The car is being sold from Sacramento,California in Sacramento county. We have a major airport and you are welcome to fly in and drive home. We aren’t selling a restoration but we are selling a car that you can get in and drive and was well cared for. Ask all questions before bidding please.

This 1980 is one of the two years that the W123 wagon was offered (the other being 1979) with the non-turbocharged OM617 5-cylinder diesel that made just 97 horsepower and 115 foot pound of torque. This isn’t the bright spot of this wagon, but at least it’s not the OM616 out of the 240D because then you’d be better off pushing this W123 down the road. This specific wagon sports the rare 737 Classicweiss (Classic White) paint without a sunroof and even more amazingly has the fix for the notoriously bad automatic climate system. Being in California it’s whole 37-year life, I don’t see any visible rust which is a major plus seeing that’s the only thing that could possibly make me pass on a car like this. One thing I did catch with this car is that it looks like the front passenger door is missing it’s interior panel. These don’t exactly fall off, so I’d be asking questions as exactly what caused that panel not to be there.

Seeing as W123 wagons aren’t getting any cheaper, $5,800 is reasonable for a non-turbo OM617 with over 200,000 miles. It’s all about body condition with these because in my opinion, anything mechanical can be replaced rather easily with a little bit of effort and a little bit more money. I’d be more comfortable with a price under $5,000 because I’ve yet to buy a used Mercedes that didn’t need $500-1,000 no matter how great the previous owner thinks they’ve cared for the car. But overall if you are looking for a long-term that will last you for the long-haul, this 1980 300TD is a strong candidate.

– Andrew

1980 Mercedes-Benz 300CD

I’m always on the lookout for golden era Mercedes in rare colors to add to my small collection (more on that soon!). We’ve reached the point where despite millions of these cars being built and nearly all standing the test of time well, any nice one is starting to creep up in value — even more so if it’s in a color that isn’t earth tone. Today’s car that is up for sale in New York is the ultra-rare Inca Red paint that I’ve only seen on a handful of Mercedes over the years – let alone a W123 coupe.

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Tuner Tuesday – Roll the Dice? 1980 Mercedes-Benz 380SE Euro-spec

Early AMG cars are always a bit of a gamble without proper documentation, but today’s example really had me stumped. The listing has a bit of misinformation and answers few questions about the history or build of this particular W126. The look of the car, too, is questionable mostly because of the poor photo quality. So, let’s see if we can take a closer look and figure out any of what’s here – is this car worth the gamble?

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Signal Yellow 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe – 1 of 1

As the title suggests, we’re going really rare here with this Signal Yellow 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe located in New York. It isn’t just the special order exterior color, but also the additional options, most notably the sunroof delete, that makes this 911 extra special and rare on the marketplace. Signal Yellow is a favorite of many that adds some notes of orange to the yellow paint to produce a very vibrant shade. The pictures here do a good job of capturing its orange hues and it will no doubt turn heads and should attract plenty of interest from 911 enthusiasts. The price for all of this rarity is high, but that’s hardly surprising.

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1980 Audi 5000S

The Type 43 Audi just isn’t something you run across every day. That’s because most are long gone; some had rust problems, but more suffered from depreciation such that a relatively minor repair could suddenly render the car worthless. Such is the case for today’s 1980 5000S, a car which ended up in an auction site likely because of a transmission falling to pieces. Yet someone saved today’s example, cleaned it up well and rebuilt the running gear, and now it’s set to remind show goers of an oft forgotten yet important page in Audi’s history:

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1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe – REVISIT

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The Oak Green Metallic 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe we featured back in August remains up for a no reserve auction. Before you wonder how that makes sense (shouldn’t a no-reserve auction result in a sale?), the seller has been dealing with multiple auctions won by non-paying bidders. So let’s hope this one can finally have a true chance at selling. The overall asking price is a little high when we consider mileage and condition. There are certainly areas that need work, but if the price can move a little closer to the mid-20s rather than $30K then it should make for a reasonable opportunity at getting into a classic 911.

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