1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe Wine Red Metallic

Up for auction is this 1981 Porsche 911SC Coupe finished in rare Wine Red Metallic over a black and brown interior. Recently acquired from a long-term PCA member by its seller in North Carolina, this 1981 example has been transformed into the driver’s car we see today with modifications including front and rear IROC spoilers, RS-style door panels, a center-mounted oil cooler, SSI heat exchangers, a Weltmeister sway bar kit, rear-seat delete, Carrera chain tensioners and more.  The ideal choice for a spirited weekend drive, this 911SC is now being offered for auction by its seller in North Carolina accompanied by a clean title.

Only offered between the production years 1981-1982, this SC is finished in the rarely seen Porsche color of Wine Red Metallic.  The lower front spoiler was refinished in preparation for sale and several other body panels are reported to have been partially refinished under previous ownership.  Some rock chips and cracks in the taillight lenses are depicted in the photo gallery. Externally, this SC sports color-matched front and rear IROC-style spoilers as well as staggered 16” Fuchs wrapped in BFGoodrich Comp T/A tires.

Inside, the black interior features replacement black leather seats, a brown dashboard and upper door panels, deleted rear seats and RS-style door panels with red pull straps. Some wear is present on the seats, dashboard, and headliner.  The upholstery is also is missing from the sliding sunroof panel. The air conditioning system, radio, and sun visors have been removed and the 6-digit odometer currently shows approximately 147k miles.  CARFAX shows an “Exceeds Mechanical Limits” title issued in regard to the odometer during 1991 by the state of Ohio.

The fuel-injected, air-cooled 3.0 L flat-six sends  180 HP stock to the rear wheels through a 915 5-speed manual transaxle. Performance modifications include Carrera chain tensioners, a Dansk sport muffler, SSI heat exchangers, a center-mounted oil cooler, Turbo lower valve covers, Turbo tie rods, stainless steel brake lines, and a Weltmeister sway bar kit.  A kill switch has also been added under the front hood along with a front strut-tower brace. The seller reports that the shift linkage bushings have been recently replaced and an invoice will be included in the sale.

Offered with a clean North Carolina title, this tastefully modified Porsche 911SC is just waiting to be driven and enjoyed.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $30,000
  • Auction End: March 3, 2021, 3:45 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 8
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Comments (21)

  • Nonsilver996 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Sold for $30,000

  • Nonsilver996 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • scriscra 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,500

  • Nonsilver996 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,250

  • scriscra 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $27,250

  • Nonsilver996 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $27,000

  • ChoicedealsNC (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @porschebf No.

  • porschebf (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Is that rust in picture 16 & 27 ?

  • ChoicedealsNC (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @kfine About the price, this car did over $37k on BaT and now is in better shape. WIth that being said, it WILL sell today to the highest bidder. Hope that motivates you and others!

  • ChoicedealsNC (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @kfine It's best to always bid as if you believe the reserve has been met. We have heard from others before that said the same thing, "I would have bid if I knew it would have sold for that...." etc. Since you know where this car was previously, you probably can see that we are here to sell cars, not keep them. And what Pcar says is right, what happened in a previous auction and the price has no bearing on this auction. It was unfortunate that the high bidder could not complete their end of the deal but it happens. Think of it as a new opportunity! Thanks!

  • co. 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @PMason , engine number photo is series/ period correct. It's likely the original unit

  • ChoicedealsNC (seller) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @PMason You are correct. The modifications on this one make it a great platform for a fun driver or a great start for a track car. The car had ownership history in Ohio until 1992 when it came to NC. It remained with the same owner from 1992 until 2016. It was then bought locally here in Raleigh and that's who we bought it from. It DOES NOT have a branded title. It has a clean and clear NC title. What you see on Carfax about that is from Ohio. The previous Ohio owner swapped out the non-desirable 85pmh speedo with the ROW 150mph, therefore when that owner reported that, Ohio recorded it as "mileage exceeds mechanical limits" or TMU in their books. This was a common swap and before the days of Carfax so it comes up from time to time. But again, Clean and Clear NC title with NO brands of any kind. We believe this to be a numbers matching car but because Porsche no longer offers POAs, we can't confirm for sure. The engine number and other stampings all coincide with the numbers that they should be as far as what info we could get from Porsche production/engine numbers.

  • dodgersavage 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $26,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 2 weeksago

    @kfine Hello. While your concern is valid, what the car may or may not have sold for in the past on this or different platform does't have any bearing on this auction. Please bid to your comfort level and the results will be announced shortly after auction end.

  • kfine (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Based on a comment the seller made back on the BaT auction my bid likely doesn't meet the reserve for this auction. Is there a way to tell on Pcarmarket if the reserve has been met during bidding? I bid on a 911 previously here and would have kept bidding if I knew the reserve had been met.

  • PMason (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    On this SC what’s the ownership history? Are all numbers matching? Why the branded title? With these mods it appears to be sort of a moderately aggressive street build.

  • kfine 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • ChoicedealsNC (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @Par4Ace Yes. Unfortunately, it did. The high bidder had an unfortunate circumstance that left him unable to complete the deal. It had absolutely nothing to do with the car itself. Since then, new shift linkage bushings have been replaced and it now it's better than before!

  • 88bmw (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Perfect project! Love the wine red! Only tough decision here is to finish the black interior conversion or do custom upholstered door panels and seats to get it to all brown.

  • 88bmw 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Par4Ace (registered bidder) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Deal fall through on BaT?

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1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe Wine Red Metallic
Final bid: $30,000 This auction has ended.