13th Nov 2006, 16:26
A really useful website for ALL subjects on Porsches (Parts, discussion forums for those with problems etc) is 'Pelican Parts'. It's an American site, but has subscribers from all over the world - many with years of Porsche experience! Give it a go!
29th Dec 2006, 09:54
I am Peter from the Netherlands. First a great site!. October 2006 I got my 1980 Porsche 911SC, it's Californian Import with sticker from the PCA at the rear windows!!!
Man it's great!, the sound, the power, the looks!
There have to be some things done, but it's in great shape.
Loving it, Porsche 911SC rules!
18th Jan 2007, 02:13
1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa : All I can say is that with 175k miles on the ORIGINAL engine the thing still has great compression in all cyclinders. I have the records dating back to the original owner I am number 3 if you include the two sisters who owned it first. No problems, but I warn you, drive it. Don't let it sit too long without at least warming it up and getting the seals lubricated at least once a month or you will have a very expensive repair bill. Again the only problem I see is the AC, but it's a TARGA, who needs AC??
Also stay on top of the chain tensioners, if you have the early model tensioners do the upgrade. These cars were made for racing, if you drive them "most of the time" like the classic they are, they will last forever, built more like an airplane than a car.
30th Mar 2007, 23:45
I have an 82sc and decided at the 140,000 mile mark to give it a complete rebuild with a few special parts. It is bullet proof and with more horsepower- will be even MORE fun. Looking forward to having her back in the stable so we can drive again!
28th May 2007, 11:26
I have just acquired a 1989 Porsche Carrera and love it. However I have noticed a hard describe eggy/oily smell in the cabin while driving that becomes a little stronger with the windows down. Have others noticed this? What could it be?
24th Jun 2007, 18:41
I just bout a 1983sc targa, it has 75000 miles on it and runs great, it is absolutely the the most amazing and fun car to drive. Should have bought one years ago.
17th Jul 2007, 22:14
I myself have a 1986 Carrera Cabriolet, chiffon white with dark blue leather interior and dark blue top, color matched white Ronal R9 7's and 8's, upgraded to the H5 lights with color matched bezels, Becker Mexico Professional radio from the late 90's, leather stitched dash, the whole car "stock", absolutely fantastic car, perhaps only being matched by my other dream car... a Ferrari 1995 348 Spyder, otherwise it's like driving a slot car with great power on tap and it's not even a turbo model...Richard from Los Angeles (SFV area)
3rd Aug 2007, 18:59
I am curious as to what a 1982 Porsche 911 SC in great condition and almost 200,000 miles is worth? I am trying to buy one and want to get a good deal.
1st Sep 2007, 16:11
I have had 4 porsche 911s.
The first was a 74 911 coupe (in 74, there were only 2 brought to the states, base car, called 911, and next model up 911s...).
Then I had a 71 911t, had 75k original, then I bought a 74 Carrera...
Now I have a 79sc, 90k original miles... this 79 sc has all history and service work documentation back to delivery date... first owner was a cardiologist, he sold it to his dentist friend, so proper maintenance was always done properly as both were fastidious and took fanatical care; oil/filter changed every 3-4k, valves adjusted as necessary etc...
I drove the car up the coast from Monterey to Seattle in 07 Jan. Unfortunately, I encountered a lot of snow and sleet along the 1087 mile epic wintry slog... the car performed flawlessly including heater/defroster and provided great entertainment, even in 6-8 inches of snow... this is the best 911 I have owned thus far...
12th Sep 2007, 16:29
I just purchased a 1983 SC 2 days ago. I grew up driving my dad's Porsche's and always dreamed of having my own. After selling my 1967 GTO a few years ago I was kind of lost without a classic to drool over so I had to drool over everyone elses.
I found the SC with just 76,000 original miles, 2 previous owners and it is in museum quality condition with all service records. (Even has the original air compressor in the box and the complete tool kit) I'm in heaven!!
5th Nov 2007, 11:04
I have a 1983 911SC and have owned the car since 1994. It is in absolutely perfect condition. It had 117,000 miles on it when I bought it and now has 141,000. I have babied this car for last 17 years. I can't even begin to tell you how much I love this car. But, after 10 years of it sitting in the garage and my wife's constant nagging me to sell it since I don't ever drive it, I am ready to sell it.
My question to all of you is how much should I ask for when I put it up for sale? When I say the car is in perfect condition that doesn't even begin to describe how nice the car is. It is black with black leather interior. Not a scratch or dent. Chrome 7 & 8 Fuchs. Is $20,000 too much to ask? Even at this price, whoever buys it will be getting an unbelievable car worth way more than $20,000. Help. What should I do?
11th Nov 2007, 11:12
I just purchased a 1983 911 SC in October from the second owner in R.I. With only 36000 miles on the clock and good solid engine and body, I wheeled this car 3000 miles to get home averaging 25 mpg (US) and used only 1 quart of oil.
What an amazing car, I think I am having an affair without ever cheating on the woman I am about to marry.
19th Mar 2008, 23:42
Re "Oily smell" in the car from May 2007. I have an 82 Targa that exhibited that exhibited the same problem; after warm up, the car would suddenly smell very oily. Turned out to be a leaking high pressure oil hose that dripped oil on the muffler. Once the car was hot, the oil burned off resulting in the smell. Not an uncommon problem according to my repair guy. Hope this helps.
26th Mar 2008, 11:41
I am an aspirant 911 sc owner. Can someone please let me know whether the turbo body kit was ever an option on 1983 sc 911s? Great website. Thanks.
15th Oct 2008, 13:02
I have a 911 SC 1983, previous owner was a Porsche owners Club guy. The car has covered 190,000 miles and is absolutely amazing, compression always perfect and no leaks. It's a dream to drive because when I was 14 I worked weekends for a company in Kent, and I had to clean the bosses Porsche 911. I promised myself I would get one and finally did. I'm so happy with this car and will never sell it. Great site, and anyone wanting a 911 stick to the 80's models, they are the best for sure.
Craig Scotland U.K