Touting the classic air-cooled 911 look, this Super Carrera comes with a lot of niceties, such as a low mileage, well-kept interiors and a set of beautiful Fuchs wheels, which appear in flawless condition. Given the renewed interest in the SC models and the beauty of a manual transmission, this Porsche could surely be a smart investment!
Marking its debut during the Geneva Motor Show in 1983, the cabriolet version of the 911 S(uper)C(arrera) 3.0 symbolizes the return of the Stuttgart manufacturer to fully open sports car, this being the first open-top model since the 356C Cabriolet. The technology behind the folding top is a distinctive mark: the floorpan was a properly reinforced chassis to ensure the bodyshell remained rigid. This model also marks the end of the 911 SC era.
Presented to you in Grand Prix White over black leather, this preserved example of 911 SC Cabrio is powered by a 3.0-liter flat-six “boxer” engine, twinned with a five-speed manual gearbox. Further equipment includes: 16” Fuchs wheels, fog lamps, H4 euro-spec lamps and Sport seats.
While finished in white P5, this Porsche features a black soft top with a matching boot cover, while the hood, the front and the front right wheel arch have been repainted under previous ownership. Externally and on the underside, there are no observable signs of rust. As for the Fuchs 16” forged alloy wheels, they are mounted with Yokohama A520 205/55ZR16 for the front and Bridgestone S-02 225/50ZR16 for the rear, which are reportedly in good condition.
On the inside, this Super Carrera Cabriolet has sport seats, upholstered in black leather with matching inner door panels, though the original Blaupunkt cassette radio was not found when purchased by its current owner. According to its preserved nature, there are signs of use throughout the entire cabin, but the seller states no modifications were made under his ownership and all onboard equipment is functioning properly.
As shown in the gallery, under the stock floor mats, the car’s floor is in good standing. The central tachometer strikes at 7’000 rpm, the speedometer shows a top speed of 300 km/h and the six-digit mechanical odometer reveals a final mileage of 117,000 km, about 10 of which have been driven by the current owner and seller and barely 10’000 km covered in the previous 20 years.
The stock flat-six located in the rear engine bay is factory rated at 180 horsepower and 175 lb-ft of torque and has reportedly never been modified. As for the power, it’s sent to the rear wheels through a five-speed manual transaxle that was reportedly fitted with a new clutch during prior ownership but no oil seepages were noted during the listing. Additional photos of the mechanics are available in the gallery below.
Currently owned in San Marino since 2019, this displayed Porsche was originally built for the German market from 1983 and purchased in 1989 in Germany. It subsequently landed in Italy, Turin, then was sold to a gentleman from The Republic of San Marino in 1992.
Purchased barely 2 years ago and always kept indoors in controlled climate, this 911 shows no issues when it comes to igniting and revving the engine, which allegedly runs smoothly without issues. Though this conserved 911 SC cabriolet may come with a partially crystal-clear maintenance and service history, the purchase will include a single original single key and a proper conservation state, along with a very functional and enjoyable piece of automotive history.