1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet
1983 Porsche 911SC Cabriolet-68k Original Miles
If you weren’t around in 1982 when Porsche announced the first Porsche Cabriolet in 18 years you can’t fully appreciate the buzz that was created. This WAS the Porsche to own and there was quite a waiting list for one. This particular car was special ordered at Klinger Porsche is Chicago, Illinois by a successful physician on December 9th 1982. He knew exactly what he wanted specifying Grand Prix white, full black leather, Blaupunkt Monterey, forged wheels ($1580!), cruise control, alarm system, fog lights and a heated windshield. At total $40,200 including the dealer gouging him for $1000 over sticker because of its rarity! The Dr. cherished the car for just over 10 years and 22k miles when he sold it in 1993. The 2nd owner had the car for 7 years and 10k miles and the 3rd owner purchased it in 2000 with just 33k miles on it. All of this history is detailed through an unbroken chain of records from the original order to current. How many cars are this well documented?
Mechanically this car is outstanding. It has been maintained to a very high standard by a very well regarded independent air-cooled Porsche shop. I wanted to make sure the car was 100% perfect so I just had the following items done, all you need to do is drive:
-68,339 miles- Full major service, oil and filter, air filter, fuel filter, new plugs, new belts, new valve cover gaskets, brake fluid flush, adjust valves. At the same time I had the leak down done, which was perfect, 5% across the board!
Other Notable items include:
-62,195- Minor Service, new front control arms, alignment at Tru-Line
58,187- Minor Service
-54,409- New rear brake rotors and pads, new power antenna, major service
49,177- New Alternator, Minor Service
-46,541 new oil return tubes, new o2 sensor, minor service
-43,436- Minor service, new thermostat oil lines
-39,951- New frequency valve, clutch cable, aux blower, charcoal canister, LS Cam oil line
-39,036- New clutch, transmission rebuild, new front brakes
The car is tight; no oil leaks and drives like new. I would challenge someone to find a better one! Suffice it to say the cars runs and drives exactly how it should and just like it did back in 1983.
The body and paint on the car are excellent; the top is original but very clean with a crystal clear rear window. It is 100% stock with exception of the stereo head unit. The interior has freshly reupholstered front seats, nice original carpet and everything works as it should. The leather dash is showing some signs of shrinkage around the defroster vents, which is typical for the all leather dashes.
I sell quite a few air-cooled Porsches and this truly is an excellent example. The 911SC Cabriolet was only built for one year and they are renowned for their reliability and performance. You have always wanted one, now is the time…