Rare Weissach Edition: 1980 Porsche 911 SC – SOLD!
May 13, 2021 Update – we confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we’re now able to call this one “SOLD!” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call Rudy directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.
It’s no secret that air-cooled Porsche 911 prices are absolutely bonkers these days. Right or wrong, you may have missed your opportunity to buy one cheap, given how much people are paying for long nose hulks. But one model still remains relatively affordable while not being a total dog, and that’s the 911 SC, like this 1980 Weissach edition originally listed in April 2021 in Smyrna, Georgia by the owner of the last 22 years with an asking price of $39,000. Comparing this price against the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool confirms this private seller of the bronze 911 has priced it fairly, as an “Excellent” condition example is valued at $58,000 with a “Good” driver pegged at $37,000.
If you were a part of the 911 bubble that took over the collector car world a few years back, it seems likely that you paid top-of-the-market pricing for potentially less-than-deserving cars. Certainly, the long hood models took off and are still fairly pricey, but prices have returned back to Earth for rust-buckets and below-driver grade examples. Still, good cars have remained quite hot, and driver-quality 911s that were previously just tired sports cars have maintained values that make them costlier to buy than a new Miata. The SC 911s were competent packages, featuring a potent 3.0L flat-six making a respectable 180 horsepower – an excellent number for a car manufactured during the peak of the malaise era.
We came across this video of an owner of a similar 1980 Porsche 911 driving their example:
This 911 SC is coveted not only for its responsive drivetrain and flared rear haunches, but for also being one of 408 Weissach Editions. Porsche didn’t go as deep into purely cosmetic special editions as other marques, but when they did, they did it right. The Weissachs featured special Doric Grey paint, full leather interiors with red piping, and striking red carpeting. While a special mix of colors doesn’t set everyone’s hearts on fire, you have to admit – it’s a cockpit design that sets this 911 apart from the rest. Throw in the seller’s confidence that it can do a cross-country drive without breaking a sweat and the SC’s reputation for being overbuilt, and this looks like an air-cooled 911 that’s actually worth its asking price. Good luck with the purchase if you take this one home.
Here’s the seller’s description:
“I’ve owned it for 22 years. Well kept, clean, and in very good condition. 911SC is one of the simple and very reliable Porsches. Starts up every time and will not hesitate to drive cross country (900 miles trip before the pandemic).
This car is mostly original, except upgrades like air pop-off valve and pressure fed tensioners. It’s not a show car, but a good looker and a great driver. Close to 100k miles. No AC (have the original compressor and condenser). Have many maintenance parts. Asking $39k, will entertain reasonable offer, but low-baller will be ignored. Thanks for your interests!
PS. if the listing is up, it’s still available.
PPS. 1980 911SC Weissach Edition – only 408 were produced and delivered in the United States. Doric Grey (champagne) color, full leather interior, beige leather seat with red piping, and red carpet. If you are not familiar with this model, please do some research before asking about it.“
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