1978 Porsche 911SC Targa 5-Speed

Up for auction is this 1978 Porsche 911SC Targa finished in Black over a black interior with pinstripe velour upholstery.  Representing the inaugural model year for the 911SC, this 1978 Targa is believed to have spent most of its life in Arizona before moving to New Jersey and eventually being acquired by the current owner in Pennsylvania.  It features desirable factory Sport Seats along with a 5-speed manual transmission paired with an air-cooled 3.0L flat-six engine.  This first-year 911SC Targa is now being offered for auction accompanied by a toolkit, spare tire, and a clean title

This 911SC is finished in Black with a matching black Targa band.  The seller reports the car to have been previously refinished and some imperfections are noted on the hood along with a bubble spot under the rear window, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  The 16" Fuchs wheels feature black painted centers, polished outer lips, and are currently dressed in Yokohama A520 tires.

Inside, the black interior features pinstripe velour upholstery and desirable factory Sport Seats. The cabin is described as highly original except for an aftermarket radio and speakers.  The seats have been professionally reupholstered along with the Targa top.  Both the A/C and speedometer are currently inoperable, and the true mileage remains unknown.

Mounted in the rear of this 911SC is an air-cooled 3.0L flat-six engine that sends as much as 180 HP to the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual gearbox.  The 911SC came standard with a brake booster for decreased pedal effort as well as front and rear anti-roll bars.  Limited service information is available, although the seller confirms a new battery to have been recently installed.  The car is said to run, shift, and brake smoothly, and there are no outstanding mechanical issues reported at this time.

This sale will include a toolkit, spare tire, and a clean title.  A nicely configured driver-grade example of a first-year 911SC, this Targa is just waiting for its next owner to get behind the wheel and enjoy.

 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $36,500
  • Auction End: 2021-06-18 19:23:50+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 28
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Comments (40)

  • Hare82 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $36,500

  • Hare82 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $36,500

  • Hare82 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $34,000

  • urbantrek 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $33,500

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,250

  • Hare82 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • DSulentic 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,900

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,500

  • DSulentic 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,000

  • LongwoodCharger 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,000

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • Jb423 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,500

  • DSulentic 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,500

  • Jb423 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Can you tell me if the heat exchangers are in good condition. Not rusty. Thank you

  • LongwoodCharger 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,500

  • Edureis 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,911

  • Rover1257 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Does the engine number match the other numbers that are photographed? Any other close-ups of the underside/frame or the motor? Thanks!

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $23,000

  • DSulentic 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,250

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • 9146max 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,250

  • Rfester20 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $21,000

  • LongwoodCharger 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Exton (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @DSulentic I think that will be a bit tight....

  • Jtz 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $17,555

  • DSulentic (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Would it be possible to get leak down and compression numbers before auction close?

  • Jb423 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Exton Thanks for getting back. GLWTA. I am in Lititz PA. Will follow closely

  • FasttrackJack 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $16,100

  • Exton (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Julian830 yes, I have just sent a video to PCAR and hope they can set it online tomorrow. Cheers

  • Gun313 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,787

  • Hare82 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • Julian830 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Beautiful car. Any running videos?

  • Exton (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Roma yes the chain tensioners have been done. I just checked on this. :-)

  • Exton (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Roma its a little surface bubble that can easily be addressed. My friend has a body shop and can fix reasonably prior to pickup. That's really all I can find in terms of rust.

  • 9146max 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • Roma (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Would the Seller plz comment on any rust (over and above the bubbling adjacent to the rear window)? Thx

  • Jb423 (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    I recently sold my 1980 SC, but miss it and am looking for another. I learned that common issues that require attention are updated chain tensioner, and pop off valve in the air box. Can you say if these have been addressed?

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1978 Porsche 911SC Targa 5-Speed
Final bid: $36,500 This auction has ended.