DT: 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Up for auction is this nicely presented 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa finished in Guards Red over a black leather interior.  Featuring iconic air-cooled styling and a removable Targa top, this number’s matching 1983 example was treated to a recent full engine rebuild at a cost of over $15k.  Reported to be in excellent running order while showing approximately 54k miles on the odometer, this Targa represents an incredible opportunity for any vintage Porsche enthusiast. 

The traditional Guards Red paint is said to be in good overall condition although the seller states that some panels appear to have been refinished.  A collection of detailed images is provided in the photo gallery.  Exterior highlights include a distinctive “tea tray” rear spoiler, black stone guards and a black wraparound Targa bar with rear dome glass.  This 911 rides on a set of black factory Fuchs wheels which are currently wrapped in Hankook Ventus V12 tires.

The black leather upholstered interior is noted to be in nice condition with some wear and tear on the driver’s seat.  An aftermarket head unit has been installed and a new Targa top has been fitted onto the original frame.  Features include a thicker leather wrapped steering wheel, power operated windows and an aftermarket Kenwood head unit.  All gauges, electrical components and accessories are reported to be fully functional.

This Targa retains its original air-cooled 3.0 L flat-six engine which was completely rebuilt three years ago. 180 HP is delivered to the rear wheels by way of a number’s matching 5-speed manual transmission making for an authentic driving experience.  Over $15k was spent on the engine rebuild and the car is said to have been driven approximately 100 miles since that time.  Accompanied by service records and invoices, this 911 is stated to be in excellent driving condition.

The sale of this 911 Targa will include one master key, the original tools and service records.  If you have always wanted to own a vintage air-cooled Targa, this solid 1983 example may just be the one.

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Comments (45)

  • Joecangolf (seller) 1 day, 11 hoursago

    @Murph-Dog the paperwork has faded mostly unreadable

  • Murph-Dog (registered bidder) 1 day, 11 hoursago

    @Joecangolf Thanks. Do you have a viewable/readable invoice of the engine work?

  • Joecangolf (seller) 1 day, 11 hoursago

    @Murph-Dog wrap was replaced with new one, I have the old one. No I do not have original radio

  • Murph-Dog (registered bidder) 1 day, 12 hoursago

    What is the wrap on the steering wheel, it looks like it's bunched up, is it just a wrap, is the original under the wrap? Also, do you have the original blaupunkt?

  • $33,500 offer from Chicago, IL (60610) 5 days, 3 hoursago

    Offer in the amount of $33,500

  • Joecangolf (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    No leaks from front or rear of the top, leaks a bit at the intersection of windows and top if windows are not properly closed

  • Flat6paradise (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Are there any leaks around the roof? Can you provide any driving videos?

  • Joecangolf (seller) 3 weeksago

    @Joecangolf good strong car, runs well, I just don’t have the opportunity to drive it enough. Largely original engine restored by Dave Hammers of Werks on Long Island.

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 monthsago

    @iso7 what can I tell you about the car?

  • iso7 (registered bidder) 2 monthsago

    It seems that are a number of unanswered questions that the seller needs to address.

  • Helmuthz 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,500

  • Henrymsk 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $30,250

  • Helmuthz 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,950

  • Henrymsk 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $29,500

  • geldingmakr (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    a $10 VIN decode from Suncoast Porsche should provide information on the original options ie. rear spoiler. https://www.suncoastparts.com/product/VIN.html

  • garypegutah 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $28,911

  • drpijuan 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $25,911

  • Helmuthz 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $24,000

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Mrosilio AC was not upgraded

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Mrosilio unfortunately, the receipt i have is very faded, i will see if i can read it. and get you answers.

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Miguel stock cams, it was in the garage for 6 months, first real start up since the fall.

  • Mrosilio (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Thank you, was the AC upgraded?
    Also, during that major service, do you know if they added the pop off valves and upgraded the chain tensioner?


  • Miguel (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    What is the reason for 1,500rpm idle as the tach is showing in the photos? Is the car running stock cams?

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @Mrosilio Tail is original to me, not sure if its factory. AC is cold, and yes $22K on engine restoration with Werks, Dave Hammers shop in Sea Cliff

  • Mrosilio (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Hey, Got a few questions.
    1. Is the whale tail original? Looks to be a slightly different color.
    2. Does the AC blow cold? Was it upgrade to R134?
    3. Is the 1 service record you provided the one for the engine rebuild? Looks like it's for $22k.


  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @drpijuan no issues, haven’t had had one done

  • drpijuan (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @PCARMARKET thanks, is there any problems or current issues with the engine on this 1983 911 sc targa? Recent compression test?

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @joshuaycrs you can come today if you like,

  • Intassage 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @joecangolf It appears you are assuming this auction is not going to end today, with your comment that a potential bidder can come look at the car this weekend?

  • Henrymsk 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $20,000

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @joshuaycrs possibly over weekend, I am in Atlantic Beach

  • 2820jasper 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,500

  • PCARMARKET (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @drpijuan A cold start video has been added to the listing.

  • Antny 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Cadejo 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,749

  • joshuaycrs (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Would you be open to a local visit to see the car? I am in Sag Harbor, NY.

  • drpijuan (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Video of cold cranking, exhaust, and driving? Thanks

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    @carsinc I wanted to do all the rubber and gaskets , on the engine, the guys at Werks convinced me it would be a good idea. In the end, it was a great idea. Runs so much better

  • carsinc (registered bidder) 2 months, 2 weeksago

    For what reason was the engine rebuilt? Unusual for an SC to need a rebuild at such low mileage

  • Henrymsk 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $12,500

  • Arrow 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • Henrymsk 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $8,500

  • Joecangolf (seller) 2 months, 3 weeksago

    @Caymanorcarrera I have many photos, what would you like to see specifically? Mileage is accurate. Once I had engine restored, I purchased a 2011 911 GTS, so this car became a local driver.

  • Caymanorcarrera 2 months, 3 weeksago

    Nice SC. Too much tail. Should have sugar scoops. Like the shark fin stone guards. Need better pictures, but top looks to be in good shape.

    100 miles in the last 3 years? Did the motor get broken in? Shouldn't there be some documents to support the 54K mi and numbers matching claims?

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