1978→1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

1978 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

The 911 SC effectively replaced the 911 S and was one of Porsche’s first models that was meant for the international market. It was sold as a cheaper alternative to the 911 Turbo.

The SC used an unblown version the 930 Turbo unit that offered 180 to 200 bhp depending on model year.

Options included the rear whale tail, front chin spoiler, Bilstein dampers, 16 inch wheels with Pirelli P7 tires and sports seats. Sometimes dealers lumped these options together to create their own sport package.

1978→1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
production years1978 – 1983
built atStuttgart, Germany
price $$ 17,950
engine930/03 Flat 6
positionRear Longitudinal
displacement2994 cc / 182.7 in³
bore95.0 mm / 3.74 in
stroke70.4 mm / 2.77 in
power134.2 kw / 180 bhp @ 5500 rpm
specific output60.12 bhp per litre
bhp/weight150.0 bhp per tonne
torque265 nm / 195.5 ft lbs @ 4200 rpm
body / frameUnit Steel
front tires205/55VR-16
rear tires225/50VR-16
front brakesVented Discs w/ Vacuum Assist
front wheelsF 40.6 x 15.2 cm / 16.0 x 6.0 in
rear wheelsR 40.6 x 17.8 cm / 16.0 x 7.0 in
steeringRack & Pinion
curb weight1200 kg / 2646 lbs
wheelbase2271 mm / 89.4 in
front track1361 mm / 53.6 in
rear track1367 mm / 53.8 in
length4290 mm / 168.9 in
width1610 mm / 63.4 in
height1341 mm / 52.8 in
transmission915/44 5-Speed Manual
gear ratios3.18:1, 1.83:1, 1.26:1, 1.00:1, 0.82:1
final drive3.88:1
top speed~202.8 kph / 126.0 mph
0 – 60 mph~6.3 seconds
0 – 100 mph~17.6 seconds
0 – 1/4 mile~15.3 seconds

Auction Sales History

1978→1983 Porsche 911 SC Coupe

1975 Porsche 911SC Carrera 2,7According to its accompanying Porsche Zertifikat, this car was originally sold in Italy with the following extras: Grand Prix White paintwork; black ‘Carrera’ side lettering; and a sliding steel sunroof. Recent works, carried out in the autumn of 2012, included overhauling the brakes and fitting a new alternator, wheel bearings and tyres (invoices available). Said to be rust-free and undamaged, the car at some time has been repainted in its original colour. The black leather interior in described as in very good condition and both the gearbox and electrics are said to function normally. Auction Source: 2013 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais