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. It featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. Originally power output was 180 bhp, later 188 bhp and then in 1981 it was increased to 204 bhp. In 1981 a Cabriolet concept car was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not only was the car a true convertible, but it 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. It proved very popular with 4,214 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.
This 911 SC has had a full Slantnose conversion using original Porsche steel panels. The car has spent much of its life in Australia and it was here that it received its conversion at the world renowned ‘Porsche Special Wishes’ of Sydney. Servicing was carried out regularly by BWA Sydney, from which full documentation is available, and the car is described as being in good condition all round. An engine rebuild took place in 2006, since which the car has done minimal mileage and with a suspension upgrade with fully adjustable ultra high spec Bilstein dampers front and back as well as other specialist Porsche suspension geometry upgrades and steering overhaul in 2014 the car is reported to drive as new! A great looking car with character in abundance, this is a real head-turner and a whole lot of fun for the warmer weather.