Lot 213 - 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet (3.0 Litre)
|Odometer reading||14,218 km|
|Estimate||£55,000 - £60,000|
|Result||Sold - £57,732|
- Believed to be less than 9,000 miles
- Restored to original specification
- Fully serviced
Routinely rated as one of the greatest sports cars of all time, Porsche’s 911 has been the benchmark for more than five decades and interest in early examples has never been stronger. Although the current 991 series is a far cry from that first 911 of 1964, the basic elements - flat-six ‘boxer’ motor mounted behind the rear wheels, sharp steering and excellent handling in a relatively practical (and utterly reliable) package - have never changed. Constant development kept the 911 ahead of its rivals and by the early 1980s, when the example offered here was built, the air-cooled flat six had grown from the original two litres capacity to three litres, the wheelbase increased for better weight distribution and handling and Bosch fuel injection made the engine both more reliable and tractable. All 911s built between 1978 and 1983 were badged as SCs (with S standing for Super and C for Carrera), featuring a Thyssen zinc-coated galvanised bodyshell, updated bodywork with colour-coded headlamp bezels and anodised black door handles and window frames and a host of mechanical improvements. In 1983 Porsche finally unveiled an open-topped version of the 911, known as the Cabriolet, the first fully open sports car to emerge from Stuttgart since the days of the 356. The Cabrio’s floorpan was properly reinforced chassis to ensure the bodyshell remained rigid, while the hood itself was a manual design that cleverly incorporated various steel sheets for additional strength and safety. This was also the final year of the 911 SC model, with previous upgrades including the five-speed Type 915 gearbox, improved brakes and more power from the venerable flat six, thanks to the raised compression ratio of 9.8:1 along with revised Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection settings. The interior came in for some improvements as well, with electric windows and air conditioning now standard equipment. The 911 SC remains the best value 911 of all, offering classic 911 style with bags of performance, robust mechanicals, and outstanding build quality.
This stunning right hand drive 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet was supplied new to the Sultan of Brunei in Malaysia and it is believed to have only covered 14,250 kilometres or less than 9,000 miles from new. The Sultan gave this Porsche to one of his staff and while in Malaysia the colour was changed to red. Imported to the UK in 2019, the new owner set about returning the car to its original specification, this included removing all the panels and repainting the car back to its original colour of white, refreshing the black leather interior, refurbishing the wheels, and fitting new tyres. For the Mechanics it was sent to Caversham Porsche where it was serviced, new oil cooler pipes fitted, new exhaust system and the air conditioning serviced. The service book is stamped with its first service in Malaysia and the recent service here in the UK. This Porsche is supplied with a V5 registration document, the original service book and the invoices for the work carried out in the UK. This well sorted cabriolet is ready to be used and enjoyed, it would be very rare to find one with lower mileage and in such excellent condition.
Interested parties should note that a new mph speedo has been fitted to this car and mileage set to match the kilometre clock which was removed and is available to view.
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