LASER STRAIGHT, 3.0 LITER, 5 SPEED MANUAL, SOFT LEATHER INTERIOR, COLD AC, NICE
No 911 is ever obsolete, but this 1983 911 SC demonstrates that some can be more contemporary than others. With stunning satin paint and a new gray leather interior, it has a very modern look with plenty of performance to match.
Refinished at a cost of over $6000, the paint on this 911 simply has to be seen in person to fully appreciate it. It's quite fashionable today to have satin paint, and several manufacturers are now offering it from the factory, but that doesn't mean a vintage car can't look awesome wearing it. Of course, like any high-end paint job, the prep is critical, so the fact that this 911 was ultra-straight and still fit together with typical German precision made things that much easier. Getting everything to match can be tricky with these low-gloss finishes and if you don't get it right, it ends up looking like you did it yourself with a can of Krylon. Fortunately, the pros who sprayed this car knew their business and it came out superbly, with an even gloss and solid coloration that makes it look like the finish was born there. There's also a "whale tail" spoiler out back, Euro headlights, and a deep chin spoiler to accentuate the 911's already handsome good looks, and all of it is in quite good condition.
The gray leather interior looks far more contemporary than the car's age would suggest. The high-back buckets are supportive but not constricting, perfect for high-speed blasts along your twisting mountain road or a long distance trip to the coast. The seat covers were replaced recently and look suitably upscale for the 911's price range and offer soft hides that are suppler than most OEM leather. The instruments, with the big tach front and center in traditional Porsche fashion, have been accentuated with aluminum trim rings and there's a color-matched Momo steering wheel that's a big upgrade over the standard Porsche helm. An updated AM/FM/CD stereo head unit has been installed, so this vintage Porsche doesn't feel all that old, although it does deliver a traditional Porsche feel with floor-hinged pedals, a 5-speed shifter that takes a firm hand to master, and a rear seat area that's more for storage than passengers. Up front, the boot is finished in gray fabric and carries the stereo system's amplifiers and there's a factory sunroof to help open things up inside.
The SC came with a robust 3.0-liter air-cooled flat six engine, which, thanks to several durability enhancements, was one of the better products of the 1980s. It's insanely torquey and with smart gear ratios in the transmission, it screams out of the hole with a tenor wail that any car guy can recognize a mile away. Aside from a K&N filter, it's quite stock, which is important for both longevity and drivability, and there are signs of proper maintenance throughout the engine bay. The A/C has been converted to R134a refrigerant, but otherwise the engine bay is as Porsche engineers intended and you'll never hesitate to turn the key and head out on the road. Traditional Fuchs alloys with black centers and polished rims give it a familiar Porsche look and carry staggered 205/55/16 front and 225/50/16 rear Yokohama radials.
Any 911 is going to be an awesome car, but if you're looking for one that looks 21st century cool and has the performance to back it up, look no farther than this SC. Call today!
- Air Conditioning
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player
- Cruise Control
- Four Wheel Disc Brakes
- Leather Seats
- Power Brakes
- Front Brakes
- Power Disc
- Rear Brakes
- Power Disc
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