Up for auction is this striking 1982 Porsche 911SC Targa finished in Guards Red. This well-sorted driver has 99k miles on the odometer and is in exceptional condition. Currently owned by a PCA member, it was purchased from another Porsche enthusiast approximately four years ago and has been carefully driven, maintained, and enjoyed ever since.
This Targa underwent one repaint in its original color of Guards Red and shows very nicely. The seller states the car to be in driver-grade condition with excellent structural integrity. There are no signs of rust, previous accidents, or damage. The seller notes a small ding on the passenger door and a small crack on the rear bumper guard. The Targa top has no rips or tears but does show some typical wear from age.
The original black leather interior is in above average condition showing minimal wear. The radio has been upgraded to a Kenwood unit with CD player. The seller states that the A/C and cruise control are currently not working.
Powering this SC Targa is a 3.0 liter air-cooled flat-six engine rated at 180 HP and 175 lb-ft Torque. Power is delivered to the rear wheels via the desirable 915 5-speed manual transmission. The seller states that prior to buying the car, the engine was rebuilt, however, there is no record for this service. Under the current owner’s care, the oil pressure sending unit was replaced and the car has received a recent service at a Porsche dealership.
This well optioned 911 came equipped from the factory with a limited slip differential, front and rear spoilers (the rear tail has been removed but is included with the sale), sport shock absorbers, fog lights, cruise control, and air conditioning. European headlights with chrome rings have been added. This Targa has also been set to European ride height for looks as well as driving enhancement. The Fuchs are wrapped in a set of new Firestone Firehawk tires (205 x 16” front; 255 x 16”rear). A 4-wheel alignment was just carried out upon installation. The seller reports that the car is in great running condition.
In 1966 Porsche introduced the 911 Targa, a hybrid between a convertible and a coupe. This vehicle platform was the first of its kind and was named after the Targa Florio Road Race in Italy, where Porsche had many victories.
Accompanying this Targa is its original deck spoiler, 2 sets of keys, service records from the current owner, certificate of authenticity, and a clean Carfax report.