One-Family-Owned 39k-Mile 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet
Final bid:$60,911
Categories: Air-Cooled
Auction type: ReserveSold
12 bids, 25 comments

Vehicle Details

  • Year: 1983
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911SC
  • VIN: WP0EA091XDS171430
  • Mileage Shown: 38,451
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Title Status: Clean
  • Color: Guards Red
  • Seller Type: Dealer
  • Location: Bedford Corners, NY 10549
  • Dealer Fees: None
  • Lot #: V-0027773

Produced for the 1983 model year only, the 911SC Cabriolet was introduced as Porsche’s first open-top convertible 911. This example comes finished in Guards Red over a black leather interior and features a limited-slip differential, Sport Shocks, Fuchs wheels, and a heated windshield. This example was purchased new at Porsche-Audi of Rockland in New York and has remained single-family-owned until recently being acquired by the selling dealer. Accompanied by extensive service documentation, this meticulously maintained 911SC is now being offered for auction out of New York while showing approximately 39k miles on the odometer.

This 911SC comes finished in the traditional shade of Guards Red and features a black cabriolet top and matching tonneau cover. Details include front fog lights, front and rear impact bumpers, body-colored headlight rings, a chrome fender-mount antenna, and 16” Fuchs wheels wrapped in Kelly Edge HP tires from 2016. Additionally, Euro-spec taillights have also been dealer installed. The seller notes slight sun fading on the plastic trim and some paint imperfections along the front fenders and beneath the hood. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.

The black leather interior features an added Personal Nardi Emerson Fittipaldi steering wheel. Equipment includes a Blaupunkt Monterey radio, power windows, air conditioning, a heated windshield, and a set of black floor mats with Porsche lettering. All gauges and accessories are reported to be working properly.

The air-cooled 3.0-liter flat-six engine produces up to 180 HP and drives the rear wheels through a 5-speed manual 915 transmission. Optional equipment includes a limited-slip differential and Sport Shocks. The seller adds that this vehicle has been meticulously serviced at a select few service centers throughout Connecticut and New York, including Rennwerke of Elmsford, and Rennsport Automotive. The seller also states that a binder of various service history records will accompany the sale.

This sale will include a clean title, sales literature, and extensive documentation.


The seller would like you to know: “Thank you for visiting our auction. This is a fine example of a 911SC Cabriolet and bidders can breathe easy knowing it has been meticulously cared for, maintained, and enjoyed for the entirety of its life by one single family. Few 40-year-old 911s can say the same. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions or leave a comment below. We wish you the best of luck!”

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $60,911
  • Auction End: Jun 08, 2023 07:40:00PM UTC
  • Number of Bids: 12
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  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Thank you to PCar for another smooth auction, thank you to all those who participated, and my congratulations to JpNugentSr! We will be in touch soon.

    All the best,
    HK Motorcars

  • JpNugentSr 1 year, 1 monthago

    Sold for $60,911

  • Dyl911 1 year, 1 monthago

    Congratulations JpNugentSr!

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Reserve has been met. It's anybody's Cabriolet now!

  • JpNugentSr 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $60,911

  • Kaluadank 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $57,000

  • CQUAINTANCE 1 year, 1 monthago

    One-owner with less than 40k mile??? Sheesh this is a unicorn!

  • PotomacSchool (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Thanks for the intel Randall, maybe 1 day I can buy yours

  • Dyl911 1 year, 1 monthago

    As I watch the close of the auction, I'm really sad to see the part of our family's life come to a close. At the same time, I know the next owner will cherish this and hopefully do what my dad did, which is pass this down to the next generation of air-cooled 911 fanatics!

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Just 10 minutes left. Time to take a seat, folks!

  • JpNugentSr 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $55,911

  • PotomacSchool 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $51,500

  • Randall (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    I bought my matching car in April 1983 and still hoping it is a 100k car. It has 75k miles and it is a pleasure. Anything under 75k is a steal.

  • JpNugentSr 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $50,911

  • Kaluadank 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $45,911

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    We're nearing the final THREE HOURS of our auction here, ladies and gentlemen!

    The window for last minute questions is closing rapidly. However, I will be here with the car until the end of the auction just in case.

    Be advised that our auction ends at 3:39 PM EST. Again, that is 3:39 PM Eastern Standard Time.

    I hesitate to repeat myself but you wouldn't believe how many times I've seen bidders get unlucky with bad internet/missed alarms at the time of an auction's close. Let's hope to avoid that unfortunate circumstance today.

    Somebody is going to walk away from this auction with a very special car on their hands. As they would say in Stuttgart... Viel Glück!!

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    @JP61 The original tool kit, jack, and collapsible emergency spare tire are all included. I was not able to locate the original air compressor (though even if I was, I wouldn't recommend using it...those belong on eBay for the collectors. I believe they're made by a British company and just white labeled "Porsche" anyways).

    I've uploaded a photo of the tool kit for you.

  • JpNugentSr 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $42,911

  • Kstern14 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • JpNugentSr 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • JP61 (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Is there the tool kit and compressor ,, thanks

  • Kstern14 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Good day everybody.

    We are close to the final 48 hours!

    It is extremely uncommon to find a 911SC Cab of this mileage and provenance. Driving season is in full force, but if you've been waiting for just the right analog convertible sports car to come along—then perhaps this is the one! And after all, what's more classic for an air-cooled 911SC than Guards Red and a drop top?

    Happy to answer any last minute questions. Please be sure to earmark this listing and pay attention to your inbox as the clock ticks down. Unfortunately, the hammer will not wait for you before it falls.


  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    @JP61 Yes, it does. The original purchase agreement is also included which shows the original selling dealer (see pic 217).

  • M5gal 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $17,000

  • JP61 (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Thanks for pictures of paint reading,does the maintenance book show any stamps from where the car was sold new and from dealer places

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    @JP61 The car is wearing its original factory paint. To my knowledge, no extensive paintwork has been done to the car either.

    I've gone ahead and added paint meter readings to the image gallery at various points of the car. The flatter surfaces (doors, rear deck lid, etc) appear to be a little thinner which to me would indicate more prolonged buffing/polishing on those spots over the years. Let me know if you have any further questions!

  • JP61 (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    May we get a paint meter reading,,is this the original paint on the car ,,

  • pwallen 1 year, 1 monthago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Dyl911 1 year, 1 monthago

    @essrt8 Bergen County, actually. I'd prefer not to give the name of the town for privacy reasons, but we were a stone's throw from the GW Bridge.

  • essrt8 (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    @Dyl911 what town did you grow up in? I am from Rockland as well.

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    @area901 Thanks for catching that. Looks like a clerical error. We have revised the listing to more accurately reflect the car. Additionally, I have uploaded a photo of the original purchase agreement from 1983 (pic 217) which lists all the options/dealer add-ons. Note the dealer marked the vehicle as a 1984MY, despite Porsche dropping the SC moniker for that year. Some cheeky 1980s dealer shenanigans, it seems. ;)

    Again, thanks for your interest and eagle eye. Please let me know if you have any more questions/concerns.

  • HK_Motorcars (seller) 1 year, 1 monthago

    Additional content has been added to the gallery for this listing.

  • area901 (registered bidder) 1 year, 1 monthago

    What happened to the sport seats?

  • Dyl911 1 year, 1 monthago

    I am the current owner of this car. It's being sold for me by a broker I trust. Below is the abbreviated story behind this 1983 911SC Cabriolet...

    Every great car has a story, and this one is no different.

    After looking at a number of used cars to buy as a fun weekend car (I remember being in a SL190) back in 1983, my parents bought this car brand new in Rockland County, NY.

    It was their pride and joy.

    Two years later, the divorce came.

    My dad moved out and into NYC, so my mom got the house, the car, and me.

    I was 16 or so, I and went away to college shortly thereafter (late 1986). By then, my mom had a boyfriend (later husband), and the two of them put the VAST majority of the miles on the 911. There are zero records from this period, although I do know they took great care of the car. I’ve asked my (now 81-year-old) mother for details, but she simply has no memories of what was done to the car.

    In 1989, my dad moved to the suburbs, and he re-acquired the car from my mom.

    At that time, there were 24k miles on the car.

    He drove it just enough to keep it in great condition, and he was religious in servicing it and keeping records.

    Fast forward to 2021, he bought a car from his youth (an MGA), and the 911 was passed down to me.

    At this point, the Cabrio had about 36k miles, so he averaged under 250 miles driven per year.

    I was honored to receive the car, knowing the history behind it, and having it in our family for so long.


    The car has been a source of…shall we say…disagreement between my parents after the divorce, so it has some personal, emotional negativity associated with it.

    Also, I can’t bring myself to put miles on the Cabrio. It’s too beautiful, too clean.

    Accordingly, it just sits in the garage, which breaks my heart. It deserves to be driven, loved, and cared for by a new owner.

    Selling it has been a decision that LITERALLY kept me up at night. It took me over a year to pull the trigger, but it's time.

    I will be checking this auction daily, so if you have any questions I can answer, I’ll be happy to do so.

    Good luck, and whoever gets this car is going to love it!

One-Family-Owned 39k-Mile 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet
Final bid: $60,911 Sold
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