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1981 Porsche 911 2 Door Coupe SC Targa

Posted Jul 18, 2024 | Hits
Make: Porsche
Model: 911 SC Targa
Country: USA
Region: IN
City: Bloomington
Zip: 47401
Body Style: Coupe
Year: 1981
Mileage: 90000 Miles
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Doors: 2
Color: Ice Blue Metallic
Condition: Used
EXTERIOR: The body is in very good shape. Not perfect, but no obvious dings or dents to speak of (at least nothing that cannot easily be addressed should you choose to repaint it at some point.) The door and hood gaps are all in excellent, uniform condition. The paint is old and is showing its age, but still looks good from a short distance away. My pictures of the exterior were taken 10 feet from the car so you can envision what it might look like parked in your own driveway. As you can see, it still looks very presentable - nice and shiny, but as stated previously, I’m sure there are people who would prefer to have the car re-painted sooner rather than later.
INTERIOR: The interior is in very good overall condition. The only flaws of any significance are a small tear in the center of the driver’s seat, tape on the original factory steering wheel, and the headliner could use either some gluing or possible replacement. It is also missing the driver’s side floor mat. The rest of the interior is in great condition including the crack-free dashboard. The lights, blinkers, wipers, horn and power windows all work as they should. The odometer stopped working at 90,000 miles. I do not know what the actual mileage is. I did however, call Palo Alto Speedometer and they quoted me $300 to repair it with a 2-3 day turnaround.
MECHANICALS: This 1981 911 SC was last registered in 2010 (always stored in a heated garage). For several years it was periodically driven to keep the battery charged. However, until a couple of weeks ago, it had not been started in 2+ years. So I took it to a Porsche mechanic and he drained the gas tank, installed a new Porsche specific Interstate battery and it fired right up! After it was warmed up, he had me take it on a short test drive (about a mile) taking it up to about 60mph. It runs and drives great, but seemed to smoke quite a bit. The mechanic said the smoke is typical due to oil in the cylinders from sitting dormant for so long without being started. He says the car simply needs to be driven and the smoke will eventually go away. This 911 leaks zero oil onto the ground even after sitting for a couple of weeks. The steering, clutch, transmission and brakes all feel excellent although the brakes hang-up ever so slightly. Once again, the car needs to be driven! The A/C pump has been taken off at some point, but I have it. Also, the heat exchangers have been removed and replaced. This 911 sounds awesome!
The car has always been garaged and not driven during the winter months. The floor pans, suspension areas, etc. are all in outstanding original condition. Any minor areas of surface rust (chips, nicks, etc.) have been touched-up. The only area of “through the metal” rust is a ½” hole next to the headlight (please see picture). Make no mistake, this 911 will need some work. However, it is extremely solid and has an amazing amount of upside and potential for someone who wants to do a little work on it and enjoys
tinkering with German sports cars.
Vehicle Features
Power Windows
CD Player

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