1980 Porsche 911SC 5-Speed Custom

Now up for auction is this custom 1980 Porsche 911SC Coupe finished in White Gold Metallic.  Under the prior ownership of a Porsche Gold-Certified Master Technician, this 911SC had been treated to a full engine and transmission rebuild before it was acquired by the current owner just over two years ago.  The interior has been custom restored in black and brown leather while the car also features a lightweight ducktail rear spoiler, RS America-style cloth seats, 7”x9” Fuchs wheels, updated Carrera suspension, a Dansk GT3-style center-exit exhaust, a custom upgraded sound system, and more.  The perfect choice for an avid air-cooled driving enthusiast, this custom 911SC Coupe was previously listed on PCARMARKET and is now being offered for auction by its owner out of California.

This Coupe is said to have been refinished in the current White Gold Metallic color during the 1980s, while the tag located in the driver-side door jamb shows the factory paint color to have been Copper Brown Metallic (443).  The car has been modified with a lightweight black ducktail rear spoiler and custom decklid grille along with a rear bumperette delete, H4 headlights with black bezels, black trim pieces, and a custom rear valence to accommodate the center-exit exhaust.  The condition of the paint is described as driver quality with noted imperfections including stone chips, scratches, touch-ups, and small cracks around the screw holes of the taillights.  Detailed images are provided in the gallery.  This 911 rides on 16” semi-gloss black-painted Fuchs wheels measuring 7” wide in front and 9” wide in the rear.  These wheels come dressed in a set of Continental Extreme Contact tires mounted within the last 2k miles.

Inside, the cabin has been restored and upholstered in black and brown leather with lightweight RS carpeting, a rear seat delete, and RS-style door panels.  Other features include a pair of RS America style cloth seats, a short shifter with handmade 917-style wooden shift knob, a MOMO Prototipo steering wheel with Porsche crest horn button, and a custom sound system with 6.5” Alpine coaxial speakers, an amplifier, and a hidden Bluetooth receiver and auxiliary input in the glovebox.  The radio head unit has been deleted as well as the center console and air conditioning.  The seller reports the odometer failed at 118k kilometers and was replaced with a zeroed unit that currently shows approximately 18k kilometers.  All gauges are said to be working properly at this time as well as the power windows, sunroof, and audio system.

Power comes from an air-cooled 3.0L flat-six engine which was rebuilt under prior ownership along with the 5-speed 915 manual gearbox.  The engine has been upgraded with a Dansk GT3-style center-exit exhaust while the suspension has been lowered and updated to later-model Carrera specifications with corresponding adjustments to the torsion bars and alignment.  The engine was removed for service under the current ownership about two years ago during which time the clutch was replaced along with the fork and brackets.  The seller notes that the car often crackles and pops under downshifting and that a Porsche mechanic found this is likely caused by a cylinder misfire.

This sale will include two sets of keys and a clean title (lien).  A raw and visceral air-cooled driver’s car, this custom 911SC is just waiting to be enjoyed out on the open road.  Do not miss your chance to get behind the wheel.

Auction Results

  • Highest Offer: No bids
  • Auction End: 2022-01-15 20:43:01+00:00
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Comments (27)

  • PorscheLover179 5 months, 4 weeksago

    @planetaporsche it doesn't have a cat, so it would be very difficult to get this to pass smog in California. You'd basically have to find someone to look askance at the missing cat, which is why I sold my '81 SC a few years ago with this exact same exhaust setup after I could no longer find a shop that would do that. The new owner had to reinstall the stock exhaust to get it to pass smog

  • Jarod964 (registered bidder) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    I am late to the party on this one, but I am one of the previous owners of this car. If you're tossing back and fourth as to whether you want it or not....trust me, just do it. The car is a total driver and has a cool '80s patina, but mechanically is very well sorted at no small cost. Very strong machine. This one is more than the sum of its parts and offers a properly unique driving experience. Full treatment to the senses...smells right, sounds right, looks great, feels great. The doors make the right click. The engine makes the best pops and farts and induction sounds. And the photos dont do the car justice...in person, the stance is sick. Tempting to buy it back!

  • turnkey911 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • Onyxbp 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $39,930

  • itsmikepizza 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $36,911

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    @Havenhearth Really appreciate that! My buddy is director of photography for some pretty high end stuff in LA. He took some unbelievable shots of the car !

  • Havenhearth (registered bidder) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Hello JDGSD,

    These are the Most Wonderful photographs of any listing I've seen on the internet. When the car sells, you most certainly will have wonderful ways to recall this excellent 911.

    Very Best,

    David

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    @Bruce914 appreciate it! I can’t say for certain, but the last time I spoke to my mechanic he’s confident it would pass smog certification if needed

  • 9146max 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,161

  • Carlosu920 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,911

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    @Mrios1976 thanks for your interest. There’s about 20k left on payments.

  • Mrios1976 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Tell us about the lien

  • 9146max 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • HollywoodHobby 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $19,000

  • Bruce914 (registered bidder) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    As a Calif bidder I was curious about the smog as well. Will it have a current smog certificate once the sale is done? Love the car.

  • 9146max 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $18,000

  • HollywoodHobby 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • planetaporsche (registered bidder) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    @JDGSD Thanks for the confirmation. Nohing wrong with a stock, aluminium case 3.0, even the slightly strangled US version. More chance of passing smog I suppose. Thanks.

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    @Breakthru I can’t say for certain, but my mechanic said he’s confident it would pass if I ever needed to

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    @planetaporsche The custom GT3 style exhaust, but other than that it’s the 3.0 we know and love. The engine has been tweaked and worked on by a gold certified porsche mechanic so it definitely feels a little more zippy than a typical 3.0

  • planetaporsche (registered bidder) 6 months, 2 weeksago

    Hi Seller. Despite all the mods, we're still looking at a stock US spec 930/07 132kw (177hp) motor, is that correct? I couldn't see any mention of engine mods. Maybe I missed something?

  • Breakthru 6 months, 2 weeksago

    I see South Dakota plates- will this pass CA smog?

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 3 weeksago

    @Ssort thanks for the interest. The car was listed on Pcar a few years ago and that’s how I initially found it.

    To address your second question, my mechanic says the crackles and pops are doing no harm to leave it as is, and I love the way it sounds so I haven’t done anything to remedy. Would be a a rather simple tune up to get that sorted if you would choose to

  • Ssort (registered bidder) 6 months, 3 weeksago

    “ The seller notes that the car often crackles and pops under downshifting and that a Porsche mechanic found this is likely caused by a cylinder misfire.” It’s unclear to me if this issue was addressed?

    Also, can you translate this- was it listed on this site and did not meet reserve? “ this custom 911SC Coupe was previously listed on PCARMARKET and is now being offered for auction by its owner out of California”

    thank you!

  • 9146max 6 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Carlosu920 6 months, 3 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • JDGSD (seller) 6 months, 3 weeksago

    Hey, Enthusiast. I’m the seller, and hoping we can find a good home for this legend. Let me know if you have any questions

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1980 Porsche 911SC 5-Speed Custom
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