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1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

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Price: SOLD | Visit the PCARMARKET Auction

Mileage: 77,100 Miles

Engine: 3.0-Liter Engine

Transmission: 915 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Exterior color: Guards Red Exterior (G1G1)

Interior: Black Leather Interior (YE)

VIN: WP0AA0916DS122286

Additional features:

Carrera 3.2 Timing Tensioners

915 5-Speed Gearbox (Rebuilt at 54K miles)

Limited-Slip Differential (220)

Sport Shocks (Bilstein) (474)

Front Spoiler

911SC “Tea Tray” Tail

Factory Engine Cover also Included

Sony Alpine CDX-5070 CD Stereo

Fog Lights

Sunroof

Black Headliner

Sugar Scoops

Air Conditioning System Present (INOP)

Carpeted Floor Mats

16” Fuchs Wheels

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Tires (Just Replaced)

Original Purchase and Stuttgart Delivery

Extensive Records

Clean Carfax

4 Owners

New York / New Mexico Car

Background

1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe exterior photo

The Porsche 911SC (1978 to 1983 911), SC stands for Super Carrera, was the second to last in the evolution of the traditional 911 lineage—an arc that spanned some thirty-five years. The 911SC played an important role in the 911’s history; shortly after its release Porsche had planned on discontinuing the 911 in favor of the 928, but the 911SC’s popularity changed that. The story goes that it was so well received that the 911’s future was drawn off the whiteboard onto the wall! The 911SC not only saved the 911, but also cemented its future. That’s because the 911SC was utterly fantastic! Incremental evolutions from the previous Carrera 2.7 and Carrera 3.0 resulted in a wider-body design powered by an aluminum block 3.0-liter engine good for 180 horsepower in early US models that increased to 204 horsepower by 1981. Like all traditional 911s, weight—or lack thereof—was a key design component, meaning those horses only had to move roughly 2600 pounds, making it fast in a straight line and composed in the corners. Collectors overlooked the 911SC for years, but they in recent years the 911SC has seen significant appreciation. The time to get one is now, as even top of the market examples are still attainable.

Summary

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This 1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe finished in Guards Red over a Black Leather interior is an utterly fantastic example. Options include the sport front spoiler, rear 911SC “Tea Tray” tail (the same as the 930 tail), an extra non-tail engine cover in matching Guards Red, and a limited-slip differential. It was originally delivered via a Tourist Delivery from Stuttgart on June 15, 1983, and came to the States shortly thereafter. Records and documentation go back to the original Tourist Delivery window sticker. The Tourist Vehicle Owners Manual Insert is also included, which is super cool! The service booklet and records are extremely thorough, showing meticulous and regular services through four owners. The first two owners where in New York, the second two were in New Mexico. The head studs have been regularly inspected throughout its ownership history. Some notable maintenance highlights include the transmission being rebuilt, along with cam timing / tensioners, timing, a pop valve, CV gaskets and grease, and a Sachs power clutch kit at 54,000 miles At 65,500 miles 3.2 Carrera oil-fed timing chain tensioners were installed during another major service. Prior to bringing it to Colorado, we had an inspection done by local specialists Performance Motor Car Investments, who had also maintained the car under the previous owners. Compression and leak down test showed: Cyl #1: 135 / 2%, Cyl #2: 140 / 3%, Cyl #3: 140 / 3%, Cyl #4: 135 / 4%, Cyl #5: 140 / 2%, Cyl #6: 142 / 2%. This was performed at 5,200ft above sea level and indicates very healthy numbers for a 3.0. In preparation for sale, we replaced the rear brake calipers and pads with a brake fluid flush, installed the catalytic convertor with a fresh oxygen sensor, and mounted fresh Continental ExtremeContact DWS high performance all-season tires. A cat-delete pipe is also included.

As it sits, this is the perfect example a 911SC in today’s market: desirable color combo, excellent options, largely original, lower mileage, impeccably maintained—with a rebuilt transaxle with a limited-slip differential! It is just imperfect enough to use and enjoy on a regular basis, while still being nice enough to draw endless compliments at cars and coffee or simply from passersby on the street. It is also one of the best driving 911SCs we’ve ever had, including Alex’s personal 911SC!

Exterior

1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe exterior photo

The Guards Red paint is in very good condition, especially for being largely original to the car; it is glossy and presentable with few defects that would quickly catch the eye. The driver’s door has been repainted, as well as the rear decklid and tea tray tail; the factory-optioned rear decklid is included and still finished in its original paint. The leading edges of the hood, fenders, and front bumper have some rock chips commensurate with the age and mileage of the paint. The paint on the rearward edges of the rear arches is getting thin from past polishing but is still presentable. There is no rust. All body panels appear to be original and all panel gaps are all even and straight.. There are a handful of minor door dings. The rocker panels are free of corrosion; however, each has a dent towards the rear from someone improperly lifting it in the past. The front splitter valance is a little wavy, but could be replaced if desired. All exterior trim is present and in good condition; the bumper trim has some of the usual nicks to be expected, but we would describe it as above average. The side and rear glass is original and in excellent condition; the windshield was recently replaced and is immaculate. The headlights are Bosch H4 units, they have no cracks but do have moderate pitting. The markers, turn signals, taillights, and fog lights are clear and crack-free, with the exception of the passenger front signal cover, which has a few minor hairline cracks, and the passenger rear taillight cover, which has a small chip on the upper left corner. The wheels are 16-inch Fuchs; they have no curb rash and are wrapped in fresh tires.

Interior

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Open the door and you are greeted with that lovely air-cooled 911 smell—part leather, part engine, with just a hint of gasoline. Overall, the interior condition is very good, and appears to be very original. The carpet is free of stains or tears, thanks to having been protected by factory floor mats; the mats are also in very good condition. The dashboard is very clean, with a slight wave where it meets the windshield, and one very minor crack on the inside corner of the passenger side defrost vent. The driver’s seat has an approximately 2” tear in the base, with some failed stitching on each side of the base’s center. The passenger seat has no tears or failed stitching, only minor creasing. A set of very nice sheepskin covers is included to keep the seats protected. The rear seats are in excellent shape. Both door cards are very nice, and the pockets are not separating. The instrument cluster is very clean, and each component operates as it should. The window regulators are smooth and quiet, as is the sunroof operation. The blower fan operates correctly at all speeds. The R12 A/C system is present, and the compressor kicks on, but it doesn’t appear to be operation and we are not able to charge it with R12. The factory head unit has been replaced with a Sony CDX-5070, which functions properly and sounds great. The center console is very clean, only showing a couple minor nicks on the surrounding trim. The shift knob is nice, with a couple minor scratches. The owners’ manuals and supplements are included, along with several sets of keys.

Mechanical

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There are few driving experiences that can match an air-cooled 911, especially one that has been so fastidiously maintained for its entire life! The 3.0 engine fires on command, idles smoothly, and pulls very strongly to redline. The clutch take-up is smooth, and it does not slip; it was replaced less than 25k miles ago when the transmission was rebuilt. The 915 gearbox is one that takes finesse to get the most out it, but this is one of the smoothest that we have had. Mastering it is one of the most rewarding aspects of the classic 911 driving experience. There are no driveline, transaxle, or wheel bearing vibrations. The rear CV joints were rebooted and re-greased at the same time the transmission was rebuilt. The suspension is tight and firm. The brakes are strong; the fronts are at 80% and we just replaced the rear calipers, pads, and rotors. As it sits, this is fantastic example of a well-maintained survivor 911SC. We ensure it passes and pay for emissions in the State of Colorado.

Hood Sticker Decode

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Hood Sticker Decode

  • VIN: WP0AA0916DS122286
  • 911 340 = 911 Coupe
  • 93016 – 64D = Engine for USA / Japan – (6) 6-Cyl Eng (4) 911 (D) 1983
  • 91563 – 74D = Trans – (7) Trans for 6-Cyl Eng (4) 5-Speed USA (D) 1983
  • G1G1 = Guards Red
  • YE = Black Full Leather
  • R24
  • 018 Sports Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub 30 mm
  • 395 16” Fuchs Forged Alloy Wheels, Front 6” w/ 205/55, Rear 7” w/ 225/50 Tires
  • 455 Wheel Locks
  • 469 Black Roofliner
  • 474 Sport Shock Absorbers
  • 566 Fog Lamps
  • 900 Accession of the Car at the Factory
  • C02 U.S. Emissions