1981 Porsche 911SC Targa - Enthusiast Owned - 61,381 Miles - Dozens of Photos

Price: US $34,500.00 Item location: Austin, Texas, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • Trim: Targa
  • Year: 1981
  • Mileage: 61,381
  • VIN: WP0EA0919BS161355
  • Color: Black
  • Engine size: 6 Cylinder
  • Transmission: 5-speed
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1981 Porsche 911

1981 Porsche 911SC Targa - Enthusiast Owned - 61,381 Miles - Dozens of Photos
This beautiful 1981 Porsche 911SC is part of a 60+ car private collection in Austin, Texas.
I acquired this car from an enthusiast in the northeast who had purchased this car out of Florida as his "dream car" but was forced to sell it because he was starting a business. The mileage of 61,381 is original and documented by multiple Carfax and Autocheck records as well as the Massachusetts title dated 11/06/2009 and verifying 58,507 "actual miles".Under my ownership the car has been stored in a private facility in Austin, TX sharing space with other collector cars from Porsche, Ferrari, Lotus and Aston Martin while being driven less than 200 miles in the last three years.
When I bought this car, I was looking for a clean, mechanically sound driver to use as a base for a hotrod build. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately?) as air cooled 911's continue to climb in value I don't have the heart to customize such an original car.I would not hesitate to drive this car across the country tomorrow. Along the way, I'd make sure to stop by a few tracks just for fun. I hope whoever buys this car does exactly that because this car deserves it. It's a great car that deserves to be driven.
Mechanicals:The car starts, stops and drives exactly as you would expect from a car with this low mileage. It pulls hard and revs smoothly and the 915 transmission shifts as it should with no grinding or other odd noises.The clutch is strong and the car brakes easily and in a straight line. There are no oil leaks or smoking from the engine.The car shows no signs of prior accident repair and is 100% rust free and as solid its low mileage suggests. Everything in the car works as it should - lights, switches, wipers, gauges, everything. The car is numbers-matching.
When I received the car I was unhappy with the shifting of the 915 transmission. Accordingly, I took the car to the Porsche specialists at TPWS in Austin, TX and spent $5,796.19 having the transmission rebuilt and a new clutch, flywheel and ring gear installed. The result is a car that shifts and drives like the day it came from the factory. The car has been driven less than 200 miles since this work was completed and service records of the work performed are included with the car.
I haven't charged the AC system and it's currently not functioning although it was blowing cold when the car came to me from the previous owner. All components of the system are intact and I have no reason to believe it wouldn't function as intended after a service and charge.
The Dunlop tires show excellent tread.
While I have only driven this car less than 200 miles since I acquired it, I can honestly say that this car is among the best-driving vintage 911's I've ever owned. Every time I take it out it exceeds my expectations. It will yours as well.
Exterior:From every angle, the car presents beautifully in its original factory black color. The car was previously painted and the high-quality, professional respray is glossy and beautiful without dents or door dings. If you've ever heard good cars described as "10-footers", then this car is a 5-footer with a ton of eye-appeal, outstanding details, and excellent gaps. The paint, while no longer brand new, is still very nice with only light patina including the usual handful of rock chips on the hood and nose of the car. The original finish was preserved in the trunk, engine compartment and door jams and the factory VIN sticker and assorted decals are all intact. I'm finicky about my cars and I'd rate the paint on this car an 8 out of 10. If you're looking for a great car that you can drive every day without worry, and that will look great while you're doing it, this car is for you.
Under my care the targa top on this car was professionally restored by targa top guru Dave Brown of Boulder, CO. It presents as new and has been properly stored on the car (and never folded) since its restoration.The receipt showing payment of $1,803.26 for Mr. Brown's services will be included with the car.
The rubber seals, chrome trim, emblems, lenses and exterior hardware are all excellent. The car retains 100% of it's original glass including its original windshield with correct, factory markings.
Interior:The original leather interior of this 911 is a very nice showing only minor wear commensurate with its mileage.
The door panels are excellent and virtually flawless. The controls and various switches are beautiful. The carpets are excellent and protected by brand new Lloyds floor mats. The sunvisors appear as new. There is some light patina due to sun exposure at the dash and the steering wheel but nothing excessive and certainly nothing beyond what you'd expect for an original car like this one.
I've taken the time to provide multiple close-up photos of the interior from almost every angle. Please examine them closely and pay attention to the details. Yes, the big things like the seats and door panels all look excellent. But look even more closely at the small things. The interior details of this car are some of the best I've ever seen in an unrestored car and one of the biggest benefits to purchasing a low-mileage example like this one.
I've included multiple high-resolution photos with this listing. For even more photos, please visit:
1981 Porsche 911SC Online Photo Album
For me, finding the right home for this 911 is as important as getting the best price. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this car in more detail, please feel free to contact me. In-person inspections and test-drives are welcomed and encouraged but please do so before clicking “Buy It Now”, making an offer or committing to a purchase.
I have a clear and correct Texas title for this vehicle in my possession. Transportation and delivery of this vehicle is the responsibility of the purchaser. I'll happily assist in any way I can. I'll accept payment by wire transfer, cash or certified cashier’s check. A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon agreeing to purchase with the balance due within 3 business days.