Originally a California car, this 1981 Porsche 911SC Targa was acquired by the current owner in 2010 and has since been gradually modified and restored with new Grand Prix White paint and a customized interior featuring Sport Seats and RS style door panels. The 5-speed manual gearbox was re-geared and paired with a limited-slip differential, while the 3.0L flat-six engine was completely rebuilt and fitted with PMO carburetors, an upgraded oil cooler system, and free-flowing exhaust. Accompanied by a binder of records showing over $160k invested since the owner’s purchase, this 911SC is now being offered out of New York.
This 911SC came factory finished in Grand Prix White and was completely repainted in its original color during the restoration between 2010 and 2011. Chrome bezels have been added to the headlights, the Targa script has been painted silver, and the factory 16” Fuchs wheels are chromed and white painted with a set of Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2 tires mounted in June of 2018. Clear paint protection film has been applied over the front bumper and leading edge of the hood, and the seller notes some imperfection on the driver’s side door, front hood, lower front valence, and a scratch on the front driver-side rim. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin has been reupholstered in black leather and fitted with a set of factory Sport Seats along with RS-style door panels, a three-spoke MOMO steering wheel, metal gauge bezels, a fire extinguisher, and aluminum shift knob, pedals, and floorboards. The sound system has been upgraded with an Alpine head unit as well as Focal speakers and a subwoofer mounted beneath the driver’s seat. A hardwired connection for a radar detector has also been installed around the windshield. The seller notes the odometer has been recently repaired.
The air-cooled 3.0L flat-six engine was rebuilt along with the 5-speed manual gearbox between 2010 and 2011. The engine was fitted with PMO carburetors as well as an upgraded oil cooler system and aftermarket free-flowing exhaust. The transmission received shorter gears and a limited-slip differential. Other upgrades include stiffer torsion bars and Bilstein shock absorbers. Recent engine-out service totaling over $14k is said to include replacement of the starter, spark plugs, battery, and carburetor cleaning as well as a valve adjustment, fan housing refurbishment, gearbox repair, odometer repair and replacement of front-driver side tire.
This sale will include a clean title.