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Porsche 911 SC

Porsche 911 SC

Targa, 1979


  • Wine Red Metallic
  • Air conditioning
  • Fuchs alloy wheels

1979 Porsche 911SC Targa for sale!

Few cars stir the soul like a Porsche 911. This 1979 911SC Targa, believed to be a Euro-market example, offers the bonus of being able remove the center roof section for a bit of sun. The 3.0L flat-six benefits from a fully-documented refurbishment in 2017, including updated cam tensioners and a myriad of additional items. A repaint in what is believed to be Wine Red Metallic provides curb appeal, and a functional A/C system featuring a new compressor helps ensure comfort for passengers. This 911SC Targa is an opportunity for an air-cooled 911 enthusiast to “get-in-and-drive.”

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United States

214 Homer Avenue
94301 Palo Alto, CA
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Vehicle History & Overview

This 911SC Targa was sold new in Europe prior to US importation. The car has also received a color change to its current lustrous hue, believed to be Wine Red Metallic, and has retained its original black interior color. Provided records show an engine refurbishment in 2017, including updated cam tensioners and much more. A new A/C compressor was installed in 2021. Upgrades include a front chin-spoiler, chrome headlight trim, racing-insired interior door release, and an aftermarket audio unit/speakers.

Porsche’s Targa model was born as a result of roll-over crash standards and was the only way to buy an open-top 911 for many years. 1979 was a carry-over year for the 911SC as major updates had taken place the year before. The Super Carrera, or SC as it was known, recieved a larger 3.0L flat-six and flared rear fenders, along with a variety of trim upgrades. This engine would carry-on pretty much unchanged for several years and was paired with a 915-series 5-speed manual transmission. The Targa has become popular with open-air 911 enthusiasts seeking additional occupant protection and structural rigidity.

Factory Equipment

  • Original color believed to be Oak Green Metallic
  • Fuchs alloy wheels
  • Fog-lights
  • Air conditioning

  • Color-change/repaint in what is believed to be Wine Red Metallic
  • Chrome headlight trim
  • Rennline aluminum interior door handle set (black)
  • Aftermarket audio unit/speakers

Servicing & Documentation

The following services are documented in the gallery below and the main gallery.

  • December 2021 – Install A/C compressor, evaporator, charge A/C system

  • May 2018 – Idle valve replacement & manual transmission service

  • September 2017 – $18,388 Engine rebuild by Shannon’s Foreign Car Service in Ocala, Florida including:
    • Piston/ring set

    • Main bearing set

    • Remanufactured cylinder heads

    • Cylinder head stud set

    • Updated timing chain tensioners/chains

  • September 2017 – Additional repairs performed while engine was out:

  • New clutch kit

  • New ignition wires, distributor cap/rotor, and ignition coil

  • New fuel injectors and fuel pump

  • New rear wheel bearings

  • New parking brake cables

  • New oil lines

  • Rebuild brake booster

  • Rebuild axles


Per the seller, minor scratches and marks around the body are present and can be viewed in the main gallery.

Included Items

Service records shown in the gallery

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Year of construction: 1979
Model: 911 SC (US)
Body: Targa
Series: 911 G-Model
Mileage: 132100 mi
Power: 180 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,0 Liter
Steering: left
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Configuration: Air conditioning
Interior color: Black
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: Red
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Wine Red Metallic
New / used: Used car
Ready to drive: yes

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