17th Nov 2008, 03:01

I began my affair 2 years ago when she was 28 and I was 46. The age was not an issue as I always wanted a beauty around that age. She has a wide body, her running gear is fantastic and looks the part. My wife thinks she a glorified VW, what can I say. I think the only way we will separate will be surgically. She's a 78 911 carrera (ex Targa) convertible. She runs like a new car with only 78K on the clock. Best car I have ever had (and I am on my 3rd new BMW) no comparison.

14th Feb 2009, 05:43

I bought my 1979 911SC Targa in October 1983. I would have to say I have grown up with this car, learning how to handle the performance which is totally different from any car you can buy, including new Porsches. Mine has currently 115k miles and is going strong.

5th May 2009, 22:23

I purchased my 1983 911 Cov. I'm the second owner and the previous belong to a Porsche club. I always dreamed of having an 83. I am in love with this thing. My wife accuses me of being over protective with my 83 because I don't let anything else live in the garage. I enjoy the ride and that is what matters. Oh, and I love my wife too.

4th Aug 2009, 20:56

We just sold our 2003 996 coupe, it was too civil and like many other cars you can drive. We replaced it with a 1982 SC coupe that has had 3 Florida owners (doctor, company president, and a VP of his after) The car looks and drives like new, the last owner spent over $30,000 rebuilding and upgrading the engine. Just drove it back to Wisconsin from Florida, what a great car. I wish I would have done the 80's model before, the new models to me do not feel as special and unique and do not have the same quality feel... they are great cars just not the same as the vintage Porsche. WE are so happy and for a small fraction of the cost!

26th Nov 2009, 10:44

I bought a 81 911SC a couple of months ago. It has 131k miles. It is Chiffon white, with an impeccable paint job and Fuchs chrome wheels. It only cost me $10,000, but needed head studs, top end and rings. I added Fabspeed headers, muffler and airbox. It runs like a beast, and feels much faster than my previous 996 (totaled by my son!).

I am adding a Porsche Turbo steering wheel and state of the art electronics and billet interior accessories.

I absolutely love this car, and will use it as my daily driver. I am looking forward to many years of pleasure driving it. The boy will not drive this one!

13th Feb 2010, 08:40

USA - Enjoyed reading all the post. Just purchased a 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa. Have considered rebuilding the motor however she runs great @ 147,000 miles. Not show room, but wasn't looking for perfect. No history of previous owners or service files. My son and I look very forward to restoring her. What is a good one stop web site for parts?

11th Apr 2010, 21:56

My wife just inherited her Dad's crown jewel... His 1983 911 Targa SC! The car is in very good shape with 169K miles. I know he had the vehicle overhauled and the interior restored to its original state, but where would one look to find the complete history on the car?

12th Apr 2010, 14:52

Trace the license plate through Motor Vehicle for a fee.

15th Jul 2010, 15:37

As a proud owner of a '84 Carrera, I must say it is a dream and a pleasure to drive. It's hard not to constantly admire the car, especially when people constantly tell you how beautiful your car is.

My first car was a 914, and the second was a 944. I always intended on getting a 911, but due to circumstances, never did. That is until about 6 months ago... she is perfect to look at, and even more fun to drive.

These cars are "bullet proof", and in some respects, fairly easy to work on. If anyone is considering getting an SC or a pre '90 Carrera, I cannot recommend the car enough. I work at an authorized Porsche dealer, and I get to drive everything that comes through the doors, and nothing compares to the original "air cooled's".

30th Sep 2010, 03:21

I've just purchased my first Porsche... 8 hours ago exactly. A 1983 911 SC Targa... perfect condition 80k miles, but needs a new paint job. Burns a little bit of oil on startup... Consistently, but only on startup. Any ideas on what I should do? I'm 100% about preventative work! Could anyone recommend website for parts, tutorials, or general info on these beautiful machines? Thanks!!


10th Dec 2010, 21:12

I am looking to purchase a 1983 SC. The owner says it is a metal wide body. Does anyone know if the wide body non turbo was available in 1983? Having a hard time authenticating.

17th Dec 2010, 16:49

I am the proud owner of a 1983 911SC Cabriolet. Get this, my father in law was going to sell it, and I said give it me. He gave it to me. Of course he also owns a 1964 SC Cabriolet, which is mint and worth a boat load of cash.

Anyway, I digress, the 911SC I now own was garage kept, but neglected for 20 years. I had new tires, struts, seals redone, fuel distributor, clutch, and steering bushings. Oh, and I bought new perforated black leather seats from CA.

The car is incredible!! Sit down, and hang on baby, this is one that will be around for quite awhile. I absolutely love it.

Guys, these cars like to be driven! I run run it once a week (maybe 3 x) and drive the heck out of it. OMG, it corners like no other and you are truly driving. 1983 was the only year they made the 911SC in a convertible. Now, it's mint, except for AC, but who cares with a rag top. What a gem!! Thanks DAD.

20th Dec 2010, 00:40

I just bought my first one online - an 83'911 SC Coupe formerly owned by a Porsche collector up in Oregon. After considerable research over the last months of all the early to later years and models (Targas, Cabrios), I finally decided this is the one. Passed the PPI with flying colours, has all of the key updates (pop-off valve) and anxiously awaiting its delivery. More updates to follow.

20th Dec 2010, 19:04


I've been thinking about getting a 911SC for a while. I understand it will be more expensive to look after than my MX5, but just wondering what the fuel consumption is like? Thanks.

31st Dec 2010, 18:22

Hello 911 folk.

My first 911 is awaiting a break in the weather, so I can go pick it up.

1983 SC Targa, black on black, 49k miles, perfect condition, all docs, extras, and yes even the compressor.

I'm a driver, not a collector. The car came from a private collection, and has been babied for the last seventeen years. It sounds from the comments, that you really need to drive them to keep them in top shape. I'd like to drive it as much as the weather allows.

The car has never seen snow, and rain has only hit it once. I was thinking what fun it would be in the snow. So, where should the line be? I don't want to be irresponsible with such a gift, but I wanted it to drive, not as an investment.

Do people drive in rain? snow? 10,000 miles a year? 20,000?

Thanks in advance for your comments.

1st Jan 2011, 11:08

I know people that drive new Vettes, but they have them detailed weekly. I drove mine today to a charity breakfast with my car club. I show my car and the roads were dry. There's still road salt, and that is a factor even for a daily driver. I use to drive my bosses black modified 930 Turbo Carrera with a whale tail; 400 hp, a fun car. He had the AC removed, a lot of engine work, and a dual exhaust. Very fast, and a handful.

3rd Jan 2011, 13:14

I am looking for a red or black 80's coupe... so glad to find this site! A lot of my questions were answered. I'm really fired up and can't wait to find my beauty. I'm at the age now that holding back is not an option, so I'll be flashing my lights at you guys shortly. Thanks Tom (Hypault1@aol.com)

4th Jan 2011, 01:03

Picking mine up on Thursday! Can't wait...