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For Sale: 1978 Porsche 911SC in Costa Mesa, California

Vehicle Description

1978 Porsche 911SC Targa

• VIN 9118211061
• L Series- #1061 of 2,436- Produced from August 1977 to July 1978
• Engine #6281224
• 32,586 Documented miles

Finished in a beautiful original color combination of Peru Red (042) over Cork leatherette interior. The paintwork is mostly original with original exterior trim, glass, and Targa top. The Cork leatherette upholstery is original and is equipped with air conditioning, VDO instrumentation, and a Porsche CR stereo cassette radio. Genuine BBS finished in gold with a polished lip and fitted to new Michelin Pilot Sport All-Season 205 55 R16 front and 225/55/R16 rear tires.

Documented ownership from 1985 to present. John Baker III was issued a Texas title on April 9, 1985, with 22,400 miles. Ken Griffin owned the 911 from 1985 to 1987 and the resignment of title documented 27,290 miles. The past owner has had this car for the past three decades from 1987 to present in the dry state of Texas.

Mechanically the 911 does not run or drive and will need an engine-out service, clutch, and brake work to get it back on the road. The engine is a 3.0L flat-six (type 930/04) paired to a 5-speed manual transmission (type 915/61) and four-wheel disc brakes. Complete with collapsible spare wheel, toolkit, jack, and 24 years of service history. An excellent opportunity to acquire an exceptionally straight 911SC Targa at a very attractive price point.

In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of the 911, called the '911SC'. Porsche reintroduced the SC designation for the first time since the 356SC (as distinguished from the race engine, 356 Carrera). There was no Carrera version of the 911SC. It featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. Originally power output was 180 bhp, later 188 bhp, and then in 1981, it was increased to 204 bhp for the rest of the world but not in the USA. In 1981 a Cabriolet concept car was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not only was the car a true convertible, but it also featured a four-wheel drive, although this was dropped in the production version. The first 911 Cabriolet debuted in late 1982, as a 1983 model. This was Porsche's first cabriolet since the 1965 Porsche 356. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year, despite its premium price relative to the open-top Targa. Cabriolet versions of the 911 have been offered ever since.

Vehicle Details

  • 1978 Porsche 911SC
  • Listing ID: CC-1564117
  • Price: $38,500
  • Location:Costa Mesa, California
  • Year:1978
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:911SC
  • Exterior Color:Peru Red
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:32586
  • Stock Number:Po4115
  • VIN:9118211061
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