Our interest in Porsches from the 80's usually leans towards cars with driveshafts, but this "modified" 1983 SC has us intrigued. We'll be the first to admin that we are suckers for ducktails and that's what originally brought this 1983 911 SC to our attention. We know it's not even close to original, and some of the other fiberglass might turn buyers off, but if you look underneath all of that, things start to get interesting for this Southern Porsche.
The big draw here is a rebuilt 3.2 liter engine from dC Automotive mated up to a new 915 transmission with limited slip. Though, it's odd there are no photos of the new motor. There is a long list of other add-ons all pointing toward a track-forward vehicle like: an oil cooler w/fan, oil pressure sensor, a bigger brake master, and all kinds of Elephant Racing suspension parts. We think that we'd dial things back a little bit and focus on making this more of a street machine that you could toss around on the track should you get a free weekend here and there.
None of the changes are to the point of no return for regular street usage though we'd be interested in what it would take to go back to real seats instead of the floor-welded Cobra Imolas. The harness bar also eliminates the nearly-useless-anyway rear seat so we'd try to delete that as well. Ideally we want as much race-car under the paint while giving away as little as possible to the casual viewer.
On that note, we're indifferent about some of the fiberglass. While it's hard to love the stock accordion bumpers, the fiberglass may be a bit much for some people. We'd lose the Porsche lettering on the tail and probably leave the rest as is while we thrashed this thing a bit. We like that 16" Fuchs over some of the alternatives that are often fit to track cars.
The price on this will be interesting. The SC's from the 80's haven't risen as high as other older (and newer) models in the current air-cooled Porsche bubble so this could be an opportunity. We think anything under $26,000 would be a deal but the buyer may have much more than that in mind given that the engine swap is probably pushing 15k. Either way, a thorough PPI is called for to see exactly how much of this Porsche has been rung out on the track.
Find it here on eBay in Richmond, VA.
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