Offered for sale is a gorgeous example of a 1979 Porsche 911SC Coupe with only 45k original miles. Intended to extend the 911 line through its planned cessation in 1981, the 911SC was introduced to the U.S. market in 1978 with only slight aesthetic changes to the 911’s previous incarnation. That said, under the hood it was much different, sporting the 3.0L (2994cc) engine upon which Porsche would build its “bulletproof” reputation for reliability. Putting out 172hp and a much more consistent torque curve, the 911SC was the most tractable and civilized 911 ever. That’s not to say that it gave up any performance, rocketing from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, times comparable to 911 variants all the way through the 1990’s. In fact, the 911SC was so popular with the public and so successful for Porsche, that they scrapped their plans of ending the 911 model line, and consequently many Porsche enthusiasts regard the SC as the savior of the iconic model and, by extension, the company.
Finished in desirable factory correct Silver Metallic (paint code 936-9-3) over a black leather interior, this car has always been garaged and well cared for, and it shows. Truly a pleasure to drive, it starts right up (without any smoke), pulls strongly and smoothly through each gear and shifts crisply. There are no shudders or vibrations and no inconsistencies in compression. The brakes are precise, not gummy, and the car stops as straight as it drives. The car lives up to Porsche’s legendary handling and it always feels powerfully torquey. Always kept garaged in dry climates the car exhibits no evidence of rust or rust repair on the body or the undercarriage. The drive train is completely original with the exception of a K&N air filter.
The finish is in fantastic shape, deep, lustrous and marred only by nearly negligible imperfections consistent with any low mileage car: a touched-up rock chip here and there, a quarter inch scratch on one of the doors, a nick in the front valence. Allow me stress that these imperfections are exceedingly minor; they don’t show up in the pictures and in no way interfere with the car’s overall appeal. All of the panel fits and gaps are consistent and original, the glass and rubber are in great shape and the offset polished Fuchs wheels are flawless and wrapped in nearly new tires. The interior is equally as clean. The front seats show only the most minimal of wear, the back seats are flawless and the carpets and headliner are excellent. The leather wrapped dash has no cracks and shows only minor warping and the optional power sunroof works perfectly.
At over thirty years old, the 911SC offers the best of both worlds: a true classic that is still modern enough to drive comfortably and reliably. At only 45k miles, if properly looked after this “bulletproof” 3.0L engine is sure to give it’s next owner an arguably true collector quality car that will appreciate in value. If you’ve been looking for an exceptionally clean, rust-free 911, this car seriously deserves your consideration.