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1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa

 

 

This 1983 Porsche 911 SC Targa is an Australian delivered example of one of the world’s most revered sports car nameplates. It is powered by a 3.0-litre air-cooled flat-six engine, with 1983 models benefitting from the most powerful 152kW-specification. The rear-mount engine sends power to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transmission. This Melbourne-based 911 SC Targa shows 193,502km on its odometer.

 

 

In 1978 Porsche’s 911 range was revised down to the 911 SC, or “Super Carrera”, which took the place of the 911 and Carrera models. It was the first time the “SC” designation was used since the 356 SC, and introduced extra luxury and safety equipment to the 911 range. Interestingly, during early production of the 911 SC Porsche planned to discontinue the 911 model line and replace it with front-engined alternatives. Such was the success of the 911 SC, Porsche decided to revise its strategy and extend the life of the iconic 911, saving the beleaguered company along with it.

 

 

Specified with Grand Prix White paint over Wine Red leather interior, this 911 SC Targa is an Australian-delivered, matching numbers example with original interior and exterior colours. It also features the original radio which was recently refitted by Porsche Doncaster. It rides on a set of 16-inch Fuchs-style wheels with Sumitomo tyres. The car sports a “Whale tail” rear wing, black targa top and black rear guard protectors.

 

 

Originally delivered new in 1983 through Hamilton’s Porsche (now Porsche Melbourne). The majority of servicing was performed through official Porsche dealerships as well as Porsche specialist Auto Art. Its most-recent service was performed at Porsche Doncaster where no items of concern were raised. The car retains a full set of historical documents and service books.

 

 

The exterior condition of this 911 SC Targa presents very well with bright, Grand Prix White paint showing next to no exterior damage. Some minor discolouration and paint cracking can be seen on the lower side skirts and underneath the bumpers, though this is standard of period Porsches. Some small bubbling can be seen underneath the paint on the bonnet and a small dent can be seen on the driver’s side front fender. The removable targa top still functions correctly, but some wear and tear can be seen on the connecting roll hoop. Minute scratching can be seen on some of the wheels, though the Sumitomo tyres are in near-new condition with a great amount of tread remaining.

 

 

The interior has remained in very good condition over the years, with Wine Red leather seats still retaining their shape and contour. The seats do show some regular creasing, though it’s all use-based. The leather dash top, door cards and interior carpeting is all in great condition for its age. The original radio functions as normal, as do all interior gauges and switchgear.

 

 

This 911 SC Targa will come with original documentation and a full service history. It also retains a full tool kit and original spare wheel. It has been serviced at regular intervals by Porsche specialists and is an honest, well-cared for example.

 

 

This listing is to the best of the sellers knowledge and is not misleading or deceptive in anyway. As per Trading Garage’s Terms and Conditions, although Trading Garage have completed the following checks, bidders must satisfy themselves to the accuracy of the description and do any research, they feel necessary before bidding. All listings are sold in Australian dollars. This vehicle is currently registered in Victoria until 30/06/21 and is not recorded as stolen. There are not any security interests registered on the PPSR against the serial number.

 

 

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