1978 Porsche 911 Race Car – REVISIT

The 1978 Porsche 911 Race Car we featured in October is back up for sale. It is now listed as a 1979 911 rather than as a 1978, but I’m not sure that will alter our thoughts on this car in any significant way. This car failed to sell during its original listing and has now been put up for Reserve Auction with a Buy It Now of $33,500.

-Rob

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1979 Porsche 911SC Targa

Paul’s recent post on $20K Porsches grabbed my attention a bit and got me thinking. As I was perusing the classifieds I came across this car and thought, “What if Paul’s idea was taken one step further?” Rather than an inexpensive Porsche that’s in good shape and ready to drive, what about going a bit less expensive for a car that needs minor work, though isn’t something we might use for the Heap of the Week? Such is the case with this car, a 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa located in Miami.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 116,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Porsche 911SC Targa on EBay

1979 PORSCHE 911 CARRERA CONVERTIBLE TARGA

BRAND NEW CLUTCH

NO RUST WHATSOEVER!!!

SAT IN STORAGE FOR YEARS!!!

116K MILES!!!

CARRERA 3.0L ENGINE

METALLIC BLUE

BLACK INTERIOR

LOW BUDGET COLLECTABLE!!!

GREAT INVESTMENT!!!

CLEAN TITLE

ALL FACTORY ORIGINAL

NUMBERS MATCHING

COA (ORDERED)

RUNS, DRIVES, SHIFTS, & STOPS AS IT SHOULD

SUSPENSION IS NICE & TIGHT

NO SMOKE!!!

ALL ORIGINAL GLASS IN GREAT CONDITION

ALL MOLDINGS, BADGES, BRIGHTWORK COMPLETE

PAINTED TO MATCH FUCH WHEELS & GOOD TIRES

NOT CONCOURSE BUT A GOOD CLEAN DAILY DRIVER!!!

LOW RESERVE!!!

THE BAD:

NEEDS NEW HEADLINER & TARGA SKIN

PAINT IS OK NOT CONCOURSE

NEEDS A GOOD COMPUND & BUFF JOB

SEATS SHOW WEAR & TEAR… SEAT COVERS NEEDED SOON…

MISSING ONE FOG LIGHT

A/C SYSTEM IS ALL THERE BUT NOT CONNECTED

DOOR SPEAKERS MISSING

PLEASE DO NOT BID IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE FUNDS READY, IT’S NOT FAIR TO TRUE BUYERS WHO ARE WILLING, READY & ABLE TO BUY THIS EXTREMELY RARE, CLASSIC, AIR COOLED, PORSCHE 911, & OF COARSE FOR THE SELLER…

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ANYTIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I’M MORE THAN HAPPY TO ASSIST IN ANYWAY I CAN…

786-683-1809

WILL SHIP WORLDWIDE AT BUYERS EXPENSE

ROTTERDAM FROM $900

JABEL ALI FROM $1,200

JAPAN FROM $2,500

YOU CAN CONTACT BULENT AT 305-573-9900 OF ASI INTERNATIONAL GROUP FOR EXACT SHIPPING QUOTES, OPTIONS & SCHEDULES FROM MIAMI, FLORIDA TO YOUR PORT OF CHOICE…

I RESERVE THE RIGHT TO END AUCTION EARLY, AS CAR IS BEING ADVERTISED LOCALLY…

BID WITH CONFIDENCE!!!

THANK YOU FOR LOOKING!!!

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For a SC, the mileage on this car isn’t unreasonable, but there are clearly some problems to be ironed out. The interior is definitely in need of some TLC, it’s missing a fog lamp, and the Targa top has seen better days. Otherwise, by all appearances this seems a decently sorted car. The caveat, of course, is this assessment is entirely based on what is plain to the naked eye. Have the mechanicals thoroughly checked out to make sure there aren’t any nasty surprises. If it passes muster though, then this could be an interesting opportunity. Bidding is currently at $12,100 and the seller claims a low reserve. It’s always difficult to know what a low reserve means to the seller of any Porsche, but I think if this car could be had for under $15K, then with a little bit of work you’d have a 911SC for a very reasonable total cost.

-Rob

Porsche 911: What Will $20k Buy?

The affordable Porsche 911. Almost a contradiction in terms, no? However, if you know what you are looking for and hone in on certain years and models, one of these rear engined Stuttgart sports cars are more attainable than you would first think. Sure, most early 911s from the 1960s are still out of reach and you would have trouble getting into a 993 at this price point, but what about some others? First up we have this 1982 911SC for sale in Colorado.

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Year: 1982
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 161,975 mi
Price: $22,000 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1982 Porsche 911SC on eBay

For Sale: One 1982 Porsche 911 SC Sunroof Coupe

160,975 miles
Grand Prix White with tan & brown interior.
Leather seat covers.
3.0 engine with 915 5 speed transmission.
Excellent glass
This is a longtime Denver car that has been enjoyed but well-maintained by Storz, Eisenbud, and Dart – all Porsche specialty garages.

As you can see, the car is in very good shape. The body has a minor dent on the right front fender that you can’t see in photos. The paint has been touched up- mostly on the car’s nose and leading edge of hood. No rust! There are repairable dents in the side skirts where some dummy tried to jack up the car. A few areas of the leather seats bolsters are worn but not torn. The dash was cracked in 3 places, and has been filled and repainted to camouflage the repair. The engine compartment and trunk are very clean. The original tool kit, jack, and spare are included in the trunk.

A pre-purchase inspection was done by Eisenbud’s and is included. Noted needs were a backfire “pop-off” valve, a clutch cable, air filter straps, a heater motor, Carrera cam tensioner upgrade, belts & service, and that the AC, window washer pump, and cruise control did not work. All were attended to with the exception of the AC, washer and cruise. The AC system is complete and installed should you want to put it back into service, as is the cruise control. These were not important options for me in a 911.

Eisenbud’s suspected an oil leak from cylinder #6, but that was later disproved when Dart replaced the oil return tubes.

No head stud issues.

Most importantly, Eisenbud’s did a cylinder leak down test, confirming that internally the engine is in good condition. Most cylinders had 2% to 3% leak down, with only one at 4%. Very good.

Multiple upgrades or new additions:

Pop Off Valve
Carrera Tensioners
Air filter Straps
Oil Return Tubes
Turbo Valve Covers
Bosch H4 Headlamps
Clutch Cable
Firewall Insulation Pad
Heater Backdate
Bilstein HD Shock Absorbers
Turbo Tie Rod Ends
Fuch Rims
Continental DW Tires – under 500 miles
Recent service included:

New Brad Penn oil
New spark plugs
New fan belt
New lower oil hose
Valves Adjusted
Bushings, brakes & brake lines inspected
Window tracks lubricated
Car leveled
Overall inspection for safety & reliability
The car runs and drives beautifully without issue. All gauges work, as does the stereo. Latest upgrades and service totaled over $6000 in parts and labor. It’s really a fine 911 that I pass on without reservation. Please note that I will be traveling from 11/26 to 12/3. Payment by wire will be due during that time. Pickup may be scheduled for 12/3 or later.

Thanks for looking. Check out my feedback and bid with confidence.

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As has been noted on GCFSB and other forums, the SC is a great jumping off point for those interested in getting into a 911 for the first time. This particular one has had a host of important maintenance issues addressed. The one thing I would certainly check is to see if this has had the heat exchanger upgrade, as this is often a weak point on the SC. At $22,000, this is probably a little overpriced. Something closer to the $19,000 or $20,000 would be well bought.

Next up we have a Baltic Blue 1989 Carrera 4 for sale in Montana, which represents the first year that four-wheel drive appeared in any 911.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Carrera 4
Engine: 3.4 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 112,226 mi
Price: $19,999 Buy It Now

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 on eBay

Up for auction a stunning 89 C4 Coupe, Baltic Blue over Cream leather. Extremely desirable leather sport seats. Car is in excellent condition cosmetically. Recent A/C and power steering service. Car runs and drives excellent. This is recent purchase but my dream Porsche just became available recently and I have run out of garage space so this one unfortunately must go to a new owner. PCA member owned, 10 year service history. Mechanically car is not perfect – I recently had a power steering hose changed due to a leak and there is still fluid seeping from pump and pump will need to replaced. Car drives fine but this will require attention at some point. Additionally car does leak some oil. Car is being relisted due to non payment from the winning bidder, please do not bid unless you intend to purchase.

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Buying the first year of any new model is always a risk, but these Carrera 4s seem to have held up OK. With 964 prices on the rise, the asking price isn’t too out of line for what you are getting: a coupe with a manual transmission and reasonable miles for the year. For those living in the colder regions, this C4 might just be the trick to enjoy sports car thrills year round.

-Paul

1978 Porsche 911SC

There is something about the design of the 911SC, and in a similar vein the later 3.2 Carrera, that always draws me in. Porsche’s reworking of the 911’s iconic shape beginning with the 964 has its own appeal, but I remain more drawn to the earlier model’s lines and, I’ll admit, I have always loved the whale tail. Where some find it discordant with the curve of the 911’s rear, I find that it provides balance to the overall shape front to rear. The 911SC was also the model that insured Porsche would continue to refine and evolve this quirky sports car to be enjoyed by enthusiasts for decades to come; in sum, it cemented the legacy. Today’s car takes us back to the inception of the model: a 1978 Porsche 911SC located in Missouri, which has seen around 119,000 miles. At introduction these cars utilized a 3.0 liter flat-6 mated to the 5-speed 915 transmission to drive 180 hp to the rear wheels. Acceleration would be considered modest by today’s standards, but when propelling less than 2600lbs it’s certainly sufficient to provide a good deal of motoring enjoyment.

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Year: 1978
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 118,757 mi
Price: No reserve auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1978 Porsche 911SC on eBay

1978 PORSCHE 911SC 2 DOOR COUPE CLASSIC WITH 119XXX MILES 0-62 in 7 seconds This car is in my opinion is about 85% perfect, it needs new seal’s on the doors, trunk, hood, and sunroof. It is in need of a little paint work, needs a new head liner, sunroof needs re alined. I have this car registered as a Historical Car, as you can see from the pictures this is an amazing car, starts, rides, and drives as good as it did when it was brand new. This Porsche is well preserved and of collectible quality. Mostly all original.

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The lack of any interior shots is slightly disconcerting, but the brightness and apparent quality of the exterior paint might provide us with some consolation that the interior has seen a similar level of care. My preference would be for a set of black Fuchs to enhance the contrast with the red paint but the red Fuchs we see here are certainly striking. As the seller notes, this car is far from perfect but overall it appears in relatively good condition. On auction with no reserve, bidding is currently at $12,100, a very reasonable price for an SC of this vintage. I’d expect bidding to take this up to around $15,000 and at that price I think any buyer will be getting an excellent classic 911.

-Rob

1983 Porsche 911SC

I have written previously about how the 911SC represents excellent value in the 911 market. For buyers interested in a classically-styled 911, these cars provide a good mix of performance and styling but without the prices that a long-hood 911 will command. However, the market for these cars appears to be at the onset of a rise and while the value is still there, I do wonder for how much longer that will be true. Nonetheless, I remain partial to the SC and even today they are a head turner whenever I see one on the streets. The car featured here is a very pretty 1983 Guards Red Porsche 911SC with Black leather interior located in New Jersey. In 1983 the SC featured a 3.0 liter flat-six producing 180 hp that was mated to the 5-speed 915 transmission.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 90,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1983 Porsche 911SC on eBay

1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe, last and best year for SC, Guards Red with black leather interior, 16″ Fuchs wheels, Blaupunkt radio/cassette, power seats, door locks, windows, and sun roof

Original paint and never any collision damage.

Service updates include upgraded chain tensioners, pop-off valve for air box, new heater boxes, new updated AC compressor kit (not presently blowing cold) short shift kit, and 4 new tires

90,000 miles, well maintained and in exceptional condition with complete original factory tool kit and many service records

The car is garaged in Summit NJ, just 12 miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and can viewed by appointment.
You are welcome to bring along your mechanic or agent for a thorough inspection prior to bidding.

Shipping arrangements are the responsibility of the winning bidder.
A non refundable deposit of $500 via PayPal must be received within 24 hrs. of end of auction.
Payment balance in full via wire transfer or bank check must be received within 5 days of end of auction.
All funds must clear before the car will be released for shipping

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The difficult decision when looking at a 1983 model certainly must be whether it’s worthwhile to look for a 3.2 Carrera instead. You get a little more power with the same classic 911 styling and it’ll only set you back a few grand more. It’s difficult to go wrong with a well-sorted example of either version. The car here presents well both inside and out and the seller claims to have “many” service records. Bidding has been strong so far and stands at $17,011 with the reserve still on. That should come up a little as Guards Red almost always seems to attract more action. Assuming this doesn’t go too much above $20,000 then I think we’d be looking at a pretty good value.

-Rob

1978 Porsche 911 Race Car

A fully prepped race car is always a fun find, especially when it’s a Porsche that won’t cost six-figures to purchase. This car won’t have six-figure performance either, but it should still provide ample amounts of fun driving and learning. Here we have a 1978 Porsche 911 painted in lovely Gulf Blue. It looks to be in great shape and, as I always love with these cars, appears to have been a build that favored weight reduction over going for higher power. A no-frills Porsche that you can get in and drive. There’s much to love there!

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Year: 1978
Model: 911
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: N/A
Price: Buy It Now $34,500

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This is a professionally built Race Car that has been run in Porsche Club Drivers Ed only.
Extremely light and Fast, well sorted and balanced Porsche 911, 2,188 lbs with 190lb driver and half fuel, glass fenders, hood, tail. Driven in DE only. Twin plugged 3.0 LTR reliable. 271 HP at Wheels! Wevo Shifter, 915 trans, Custom Race Gears, Coil Over suspension, fuel cell, full cage, harnesses, Momo Wheel. This is an awesome FAST race car that is simple, clean and reliable. Dyno sheets and gear ratio’s available. Many pictures of build. Car was built from a clean tub. No wrecks or off track excursions. Car is being stores in heated/airconditioned garage in North Carolina. Call Mike 760.917.4473 OR E-mail mikecuccia@cox.net

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We could do with a bit more detail on the specific modifications to this car, but as it stands it looks like a well executed example that should be very quick given the decent power and low weight. The classic Gulf Blue paint is always a winner on a track car and the condition of the paint looks to be excellent. While that isn’t a necessity for a track car it isn’t a detriment either. A prepped car like this one provides the opportunity for any buyer to step right into a car built to handle track duty without having to deal with the many financial headaches and frustrations that come with embarking on such a project. The cost of that convenience is all relative as the purchase price always will be lower than the cost of doing the build yourself, but also never comes cheap. I previously featured this 1973 Porsche 911E track car that sold for just under $30,500 so the price here of $34,500 is in the ball-park for what a fully-prepped classic Porsche should sell.

-Rob

1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition

I’ve written about a few 911SCs here at GCFSB recently that were typically very well maintained, original, and very pretty. The SC was the first 911 I had any experience with so those models tend to be the examples that immediately draw my attention. This time I’ll go with one that’s a little bit more unique though not quite in perfect condition. Here we have a 1980 Porsche 911SC Weissach Edition located in Toronto. There were 408 Weissach Edition cars produced for the US market in 1980 as a testament to Porsche’s Motorsport team housed in Weissach, Germany. These cars featured either a Metallic Black or Platinum Metallic (like the one featured here) exterior to go along with a Doric Grey leather interior fitted with Burgundy carpeting. Other touches included a front chin spoiler, whale tail, and Platium-painted Fuchs. As of its last update, the Weissach registry shows 61 surviving cars.

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Year: 1980
Model: 911SC Weissach Edition
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: ~100,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (Buy It Now $27,500)

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You are bidding on a 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach Edition. For those of you who are not familiar, the 1980 Weissach Edition was a limited run of 406 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, 203 of each colour. 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, 15×6 and 15×7 rear forged Fuchs alloys painted in platinum metallic. Most came with a sunroof. This car is one of three known sunroof delete cars in this limited edition. According to the 911 Weissach Registry, only 70 or so of these cars are known to survive.

Very good condition for a 33 year old car. Original paint and interior. Drives really well. Serviced and maintained by Hunter Motorsports, a specialist in air cooled Porsches. Last serviced in May 2013. Receipts for all work performed over the past two years, including new brakes, new igition rotor and cables, new oil transfer tubes and sump gaskets. Odometer stuck on 98785 miles shortly after I purchased the vehicle two years ago. Have only put about 2500 miles in the car since. I have purchased the gear wheel to repair the odometer, but not yet installed it. WIll leave that to the new owner. No rust or leaks. All original “survivor” car. Presently has AC compressor removed (they never really work and it’s heavy) and has an after market radio/CD player, but I have the original parts and Blaupunkt radio casstte that will accompany the car. New Falken tires on the original lightweight Fuchs. If I were keeping the car I would recover the front seats and the dash top. A set of after market wheels (Enkei, BBS copies), painted to match and also with Bridgestone new tires are also included in the sale, as is a Porsche certificate of authenticity, the original owners manual and service book, air pump and toolkit. Also have a new OEM front hood to bumper seal or “smile”, that I have yet to fit that will be included with the car.

Please ask any questions before bidding and do not bid unless you intend to buy. Car is being sold “as is where is”.

$1,000 deposit by PayPal or wire transfer within 24 hours of auction closing. Balance due within 3 days of auction closing or on pickup whichever comes first. Cash or cash equivalent only.

Pick up and shipping is purchasers responsibility, however I will assist as much as I can. Originally a US car (Palm Springs, CA and then Fort Worth, TX), so should be no issue re-importing to the US. Car is also listed locally and so I reserve the right to end the auction early.

Information from Porsche Certificate of Authenticity:
VIN – 91A0143472
Production Date – 01/17/1980
Engine # – 6403503
Transmission # – 403370

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While I love black cars, I actually prefer the platinum exterior of these cars rather than the black, in part because it matches so well with that beautiful interior. The interior’s burgundy accents complement the grey leather very well and provide a fairly unique look to counter the more traditional single-color interiors of most cars. And I think it looks fantastic. Because the modifications were entirely aesthetic, a Weissach Edition, though rare, doesn’t tend to add much value to these cars. A really good example that is low mileage and in excellent mechanical condition will fetch a little bit of a premium over a standard 911SC, but a more well-used example such as the one we have here will only see a premium if a particular buyer is really struck by the unique color palette. I don’t intend to suggest that this car has been ragged, on the contrary it looks to be in fine shape and the mileage is reasonable for a car more than 30 years old, but I think the Buy It Now is a bit high as I’d expect this car to sell a bit closer to $20,000. Regardless, this is still a good looking car and with less than a quarter of the original allotment of Weissach Editions surviving, it’s a car that may get a bit more rare with each passing year.

-Rob

1983 Porsche 911SC Targa

With prices for a classic 911 consistently on the rise, these days it’s rare that I come across a clean example that is on auction with no reserve. But that’s exactly what we have with this 1983 Porsche 911SC Targa located in Ohio. The 911SC remains one of the best values along the 911 lineage, combining reasonable buying costs with classic styling and a near bullet-proof engine. The car featured here has the 204 hp 3.0 liter flat-6 that Porsche introduced for the 1981 model year and comes in a fairly unique color combination with a gold exterior surrounding a chocolate brown leather interior. We’ve featured a couple of 911SCs recently that each failed to hit their asking price, so this no reserve auction should at least provide us a window into the current market.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC Targa
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 150,800 mi
Price: No reserve auction

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This is a NO RESERVE listing.

This is my 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa in superb mechanical and cosmetic condition. This Targa has been owned for the past 12 years by an automotive engineer and NASCAR mechanic. The maintenance and service this car has received is second to none. The car is in outstanding mechanical condition and it needs no mechanical work.

This is simply one of the greatest sports cars in automotive history. Porsche got it “just right” with these 3.0L SC models. 1983 was the last year for the SC, and it had the most powerful engine (204 hp vs 172 hp in the earlier cars) with the best available features. The 3.0 engine is known as one of the most reliable Porsche engines ever built- with many of them going over 300,000 miles before a major rebuild. Earlier and later 911 motors had known defects, this 3.0 engine was the best and most reliable.

This car is all-stock in appearance with no goofy add-ons or modifications.

This car has the perfect balance of power, handling and responsiveness. The flat-6 engine is powerful and torquey right from idle up to redline, with a smooth power curve. The brakes are phenomenal- they have been described in the automotive press as “the hand of God.” The suspension is amazingly responsive and capable- I swear you can feel every pebble you drive over, in a good way. The handling of these cars is superb and the cornering abilities are amazingly high. This is a world-class sports car that also happens to be dead reliable and dependable. It’s a great combination, and no wonder these cars are appreciating every year.

I have a list of all of the service and maintenance work done to the car for the past 12 years. Some of this work includes: heater blower motor, ventilation control unit, heater air hoses, hood and trunk lift supports, steering column bearing, factory sport shift assembly, ignition wires, valve adjustment, 911 Turbo valve covers, spark plugs, ignition rotor, fuel filter, starter and solenoid, battery, Weltmeister airbox valve, cylinder head oil supply pipes/hoses, oil pressure sender, generator rebuild, full brake system (front and rear pads, rotors, hoses, master cylinder and fluid. Of course all oil changes and routine maintenance were performed on time as well.

This is quite simply one of the best-condition, best-maintained 911 SCs you will find for sale anywhere. This car has been engineer/enthusiast owned and operated and it could not have received better care or maintenance. This car has always been garaged and it is clean in every way.

The paint and body are in very good condition. The paint appears to be all original with the exception of the front bumper and maybe the front hood (due to stone nicks). The paint is in very nice condition, with no oxidation or major defects. The body is straight and clean with no rust.

The interior is the beautiful chocolate brown in superb condition. The leather seats are in very good condition with no rips. The carpets are clean and in great shape. The plastics, vinyl and interior surfaces are in very good condition. All the interior switchgear is in good, working condition. This interior is clean and in superb shape.

The removable Targa top has recently been rebuilt by a professional Targa guy. The vinyl, headliner and interior panels are all new. The latches and hinges are in perfect working order. This top seals well and does not leak. This rebuild job cost $1500.

This car starts, runs and drives superbly well. The engine starts perfectly and does not smoke. The engine is powerful and smooth throughout the rpm range. The transmission shifts well, as well as these 911s can be expected to, anyway. The clutch is tight and strong. The steering is smooth and responsive. The suspension is absolutely tight and there is no looseness nor any suspension noises. This car is totally reliable and dependable and it drives beautifully.

I just took this car on a 300 mile weekend trip and it performed perfectly. I would trust this car to drive across the country and back.

This car is an amazing vehicle to drive. Driving up a winding road with the Targa top off and the flat-6 wailing behind you is one of the greatest experiences in motoring.

This car has had the Weltmeister airbox pressure relief valve installed to protect the airbox in case of backfire. The valve covers are upgraded Turbo valve covers to prevent leaks.

This car has a newer Blaupunkt AM/FM CD player and newer Polk Audio speakers that sound great. There is an Aux input for an iPod, MP3 player, etc. The car was not hacked up to install this audio equipment.

This is a 30 year old car and as such it is not brand new. Please expect normal issues of wear and tear consistent with the age of the car. Here is a list of everything I know of wrong with the car: there are minor stone nicks and tiny paint imperfections. There are some small dings on the front hood. The rear black bumperettes are flaking and slightly cracked. The oil tank gauge on the dash does not work- all the rest of the gauges work perfectly. The rear air conditioning condenser developed a hole a few years ago. The condenser and the A/C compressor were subsequently removed, and I have them to go with the car. The air conditioning in these cars didn’t work well even when they were new, but this A/C system could certainly be made to work again if someone wanted.

You can fly in to Cleveland (CLE) and drive this car home. You can also have the car shipped- please call Angels Moving Autos at 530 245 0481 for a shipping quote.

I have a number in my head that would buy the car early- call me if you’re interested.

Questions, email me or call/text me at 440 339 4341.

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While this color palette won’t appeal to everyone, it’s undeniably a pretty car that appears in very good condition both inside and out. I’m always a fan of a dark brown interior and this one complements the gold exterior well. This car is not a low mileage garage queen, but rather a 30-year-old 911 that has seen good use and reasonable mileage for its age. On the car itself, there really isn’t much left to say: it looks to have had a good home under a good owner who cared for it well and there’s little more we can ask for when looking for a classic car. I’d expect a 911SC such as this to sell somewhere around $17,000-$19,000, though it could easily edge slightly higher if the right buyer comes along. Right now, however, the bidding is at a very modest $10,100. If this car sells for anything near that price, it looks like a steal!

-Rob

1981 Porsche 911SC

Introduced in 1978, the SC would cement the legacy of the 911 and ensure that Porsche continued to produce this rear-engined rear-drive sports car. Upon release it featured a 3.0 liter flat-6 engine with Bosch fuel injection producing 180 hp that was mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. While European models would eventually see power output raised to 204 hp by the 1981 model year, US models remained at 180 hp (the difference due in large part to the higher compression ratio of the European engines). The SC, along with its successor the 3.2 Carrera, remains a great opportunity for one’s first foray into the Porsche 911 market. These cars come with stout engines, the classic 911 body, and, at least for now, reasonable prices.

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Year: 1981
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 50,378 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1981 Porsche 911SC on EBay

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1981 Porsche 911SC finished in Black with Black leather seats. Driven 50k miles since new. The 911SC has proven to be one of the most reliable of all the 911 Series. Finding one as clean and as original as this one is next to impossible. The weak spot on the SC Era cars was the head studs. Back in 2003 at 38,250 miles, a well respected Marque specialist completely rebuilt the engine at a cost of over $10,000.00 and addressed that issue during the engine’s complete and total rebuild. Prior to that, the car had been sitting idle for over seven years. The seats have never been sprayed and almost all of the body retains it’s original paint from the factory. Besides some stone chips from normal driving, the paint remains in beautiful condition. The car comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, all it’s tools and packaging, original spare tire air compressor, all books, keys, original window sticker and service history. Original equipment includes an electric sliding sun roof, Black headliner, Cruise Control, Option Package J17, original five spoke Fuchs alloys, air conditioning, front and rear factory spoilers, power windows and mirrors and much more. It has also been fitted with a leather wrapped sport steering wheel and CD player. Considering this is a 32 year old Porsche, I’d say it’s in remarkable original condition. It has just been serviced and the air conditioning system has been updated and works well. It is realistically priced. All serious inquires and offers should be directed to Mark Starr @ 914 217-4817.

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Whale tail? Check. Black paint? Check. Black Fuchs wheels? Check. Classic 911 styling? Check. Were I in the market for my first 911 this car would fit the bill pretty well. While other exterior colors might look better in pictures (most notably a red SC with black wheels), for me there’s little better than a clean black 911 when seen in the flesh. This car’s paint looks to be in excellent condition and the interior looks to have been well maintained. Having already had an engine rebuild that addressed the head studs this example should run well for many more miles. Bidding is currently at $18,100 with reserve still on and I’d expect an SC like this to sell somewhere in the mid-$20,000 range. Frankly, that sort of price would be fantastic as a way to get one’s first taste of what the 911 is all about.

-Rob

1983 Porsche 911SC

The ’83 911SC we featured at the beginning of the month has had a price drop. It’s been relisted with a Buy It Now Price of $19,999.

1983 Porsche 911SC – REVISIT

The below post originally appeared on our site July 1, 2013:

The 911 is one of those cars that is constantly on my mind. Ever since I was a kid I’ve dreamed of owning one; buying one is on the “to do” list for the next couple of years. Hopefully if I can get into a living situation where I have more space. While late model 3.2 Carreras are at the top of my shopping list, the SC, or Super Carrera, is on the radar as well, so long as the livery is right. With just shy of 100,000 miles, this Euro market SC painted in classic Guards red with the black Fuchs wheels and Euro headlamps looks the part.

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Year: 1983
Model: 911SC
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 99,000 miles
Price: $21,500 Buy It Now

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1983 Porsche 911SC Carrera, Euro model, clean car. Recently upgraded air conditioning to rotary style compressor. Upgraded dash for better air conditioning outlets (no cracks). Upgraded front fog light panel. Euro style H4 headlights. Fresh overhaul about seven years ago // 10,000 miles by Scott Finlay Motorsports. Perfect shifting 5-speed transmission. Great grabbing clutch. New tires and polished original Fuchs wheels. Carrera 2 style power mirrors. This 1983 911SC is in great over all conditioning mechanically and cosmetically. Solid floors and structure. Buy it before all the good ones go back to Germany. For any other questions or a better description, call me @ (305) 772-8635, Peter Lima

Even though it’s not original, I don’t mind the later side view mirrors as they fit the flowing lines of the car and take a trained eye to really notice they are there. You can still find driver quality SCs in the $15,000 to $20,000 range, which is bargain territory when it comes to an air-cooled 911. I’d like to know whether this SC has had upgrades such as the blow off valve and SSI heat exchangers, as they add to the dependability of the car over the long haul. Given this car had a refresh by a noted Porsche specialist, I would hope these measures were taken. In the end, this SC isn’t doing anything to hold me back from pulling the trigger on a 911, and soon.

-Paul