1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa


Type: Used
Year: 1983
make: Porsche
model: 911
body style: Coupe
stock: 190513
Mileage: 123123
engine size: H6 3L
transmission: Manual
Exterior color: Guards Red
Interior color: Black
VIN: WP0EA0919DS160810

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1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Introducing a beautiful 1983 Porsche 911 Targa in Guards Red with black leather Upholstery,clean carfax.

The guards Red exterior color is in great shape for the age of the car and shows really well.
The black leather interior is new and has just been replaced.
The car has an upgraded Alpine stereo deck with Cd player.
The front 205/35/16 Bridgestone measure 8/32 and the rear 225/50/16 are at 5/32.
The car will be delivered with the original set of books, extensive service records since 1999 and a key.

History of the 911 SC.

In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of the 911, called the '911SC'. Porsche reintroduced the SC designation for the first time since the 356SC (as distinguished from the race engined 356 Carrera). There was no Carrera version of the 911SC. The "SC" stands for "Super Carrera". It featured a 3.0-litre aluminum engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. Originally power output was 180 PS (130 kW; 180 hp), later 191 PS (140 kW; 188 hp) and then in 1981 it was increased to 204 PS (150 kW; 201 hp). The move to an aluminum engine was to regain case reliability, something missing for many years with magnesium. In 1981 a Cabriolet concept car was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. The convertible body design also featured four-wheel drive, although this was dropped in the production version. The first 911 Cabriolet debuted in late 1982, as a 1983 model. This was Porsche's first cabriolet since the 356 of the mid-1960s. A total of 4,214 were sold in its introductory year, despite its premium price relative to the open-top targa. Cabriolet versions of the 911 have been offered ever since.
In 1979, Porsche had made plans to replace the 911 with their new 928 company flagship. Sales of the 911 remained so strong however, that Porsche revised its strategy and decided to inject new life into the 911 editions. 911 SC sales totaled 58,914 cars.
Peter W. Schutz (CEO Porsche AG 19811987) wrote:
The decision to keep the 911 in the product line occurred one afternoon in the office of Dr. Helmuth Bott de:Helmuth Bott, the Porsche operating board member responsible for all engineering and development. I noticed a chart on the wall of Professor Bott's office. It depicted the ongoing development schedules for the three primary Porsche product lines: 944, 928 and 911. Two of them stretched far into the future, but the 911 program stopped at the end of 1981. I remember rising from my chair, walking over to the chart, taking a black marker pen, and extending the 911 program bar clean off the chart. I am sure I heard a silent cheer from Professor Bott, and I knew I had done the right thing. The Porsche 911, the company icon, had been saved, and I believe the company was saved with it.

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Appearance Exterior
  • Front air dam
  • Steering wheel trim: leather
  • Front air conditioning
  • Center console
Entertainment Telematics
  • Antenna type: power
  • Gauge: tachometer
Rims Tires
  • Wheels: alloy
  • Wheel diameter: 15 inch
Roof Glass
  • Rear wiper
  • Front wipers: intermittent
  • Window defogger: rear
  • Tinted glass
  • Power windows
  • Side mirror adjustments: power
  • Upholstery: cloth
  • Front seat type: bucket

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