1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 Coupe
1982 Porsche 911 SC 3.0 2-Door Coupe
- Schwarz Metallic Paint
- Professionally Rebuilt 3.0L H6 Motor
- Brand New Interior
- 5 Speed with RWD
- Rebuilt Transmission and Brakes
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“I said to myself, 'If you don't buy this one right now, you need to shut up and stop telling everyone how you've always wanted an air-cooled 911.'” –Rob Siegel (Hagerty Media) telling of his response to seeing the 1982 Porsche 911SC he ultimately bought
The Porsche 911SC is one of the classic “impact bumper” 911s, and the '82 model is near the very end of the SC run. In addition to its classic 911 looks—largely unchanged from 1978 to 1989)—the SC had plenty of other charms. Hagerty's Rob Siegel went on to list a few: “The SC was great. I loved its simple and direct driving experience, with no power steering or ABS. I loved its frog-like countenance. I loved the perfect seating position. I loved the flawless spacing of the gears. I loved the way you could hear the car's 11 quarts of oil gurgle.”
And as to the 911SC's handling, well, it became addictive. He continued: “… what you felt was that, when you began to push the car around an entrance ramp, the steering wheel would fight you. The harder you drove it, the more it fought, and the harder you needed to grip the wheel. At first I wondered if something was wrong with my car, but I learned that they all do that. The front wheels of a 911 have a lot of caster (like rake on a motorcycle), and as you corner, it creates a force that tries to return the steering wheel to the center. With no power steering to assist you, you need to put a fair amount of arm and upper body strength into keeping the steering wheel positioned properly when you corner. Coming from a BMW-centric world, the sensation was completely foreign, but I soon began craving it and wanted to experience it again and again and again.”
The '82 911SC Coupe offered here is a compelling choice for the classic-Porsche enthusiast. These folks know that condition, maintenance, and build-specifics, including color combination, make all the difference. As to a detailed examination, we encourage appointments for in-person inspection of this car at our Grand Rapids, Michigan location. In the interim, the more than 150 high-definition photographs and the short walk-around video on our website, GarageKeptMotors.com, provide a good indication.
The Schwarz Metallic paint (a deep pewter or gunmetal color) shows beautifully overall. (A good indication can be seen in the close-up photo of the Porsche crest on the car's hood.) Polished original Fuchs wheels stand out against the body color. All glass—including headlights—is in excellent condition. Inside, the refreshed interior features champagne leather upholstery complemented by brown dash trim and carpeting; a terrific and timeless look. An Alpine audio head unit and Momo-brand steering wheel (original steering wheel comes with the car) are enhancements added by the prior PCA-member owner. Mechanically, the car operates as it should, its 3.0-liter flat-six engine and 5-speed manual transmission delivering the “911 experience” perfectly. Cosmetically, the engine compartment and the undercarriage speak eloquently of the owner-love lavished on the car. Perhaps even more eloquent, are recent (past 3 years) included service receipts totaling in excess of $24,000. Those services included a top-end engine re-build (over $7,000 alone), rebuilt transmission, four rebuilt brake calipers, replaced CV bots, completely new carpeting, and more.
The Porsche Club of America model description called the SC “… a good entry-level car for the air-cooled enthusiast, combining good performance with reliability at a reasonable price.” Like nearly every Porsche model, SC pricing has been on the rise, however good- value acquisitions are still out there. This car is proof.