Dentist’s Delight: 1983 Porsche 911SC 46K – STILL $79,500
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November 20, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their fourth expiring Craigslist ad, which we know of, with a fresh listing. The pictures, description, and $79,500 asking price remain the same.
October 19, 2023 Update – The seller posted a replacement listing for their expiring third Craigslist ad. The pictures, description, and $79,500 asking price remain the same.
September 18, 2023 Update – The seller replaced their second listing in three months with a third Craigslist ad. The pictures, description, and $79,500 asking price all remain the same.
August 16, 2023 Update – One month after deleting their original ad, the seller of this low-mileage 1983 Porsche 911SC posted a fresh listing at the same $79,500 asking price. We wonder whether a deal struck in July fell through, forcing the seller to relist their ride.
July 16, 2023, Update – We confirmed the seller of this “Classifind” deleted their listing, so we can now call this one “SOLD!”
Young Upwardly Mobile Professionals, better known as “Yuppies,” was a term from the 1980s. Yuppies at the time tended to gravitate towards German marques such as BMW’s three-series or Porsche’s 944. However, for many very well-heeled Yuppie Dentists, the 944 was not good enough, and the 928 was still beyond their ample budget. Instead, these buyers tended to gravitate to the Porsche 911SC. Most of these buyers tended to spec their new quirky air-cooled with a Guards Red exterior paint.
Produced from 1978 through 1983, the Porsche 911SC was supposed to be the swansong of the company’s rear-engine, air-cooled sports cars, with the water-cooled, V8-powered 928 designed to take its place. It’s well-documented why that never happened, but that’s a story for another time. Save for issues with head studs and pop-off valves, the Porsche 911SC earned a reputation for being a reliable and luxurious everyday sports car. Consequently, most examples racked up serious mileage, many of which were extensively modified over the years. Today, it is very rare to find a low-mileage, survivor-quality Porsche 911SC for sale.
One example we were pleased to come across is this 46K-Mile Guards Red 1983 Porsche 911SC for sale, first spotted for sale in July 2023 on Craigslist in Las Vegas. Unlike most other Guards Red examples we come across, this Porsche 911 features a light tan interior that feels much airier inside than the typical black examples. The seller’s one-sentence description containing “well maintained and in very good condition” does not elaborate on whether the car’s air cleaner Pop-off valve or head studs have been addressed, so you’ll want to ask the seller of this 1983 Porsche 911SC for sale about those items.
Still offered for $79,500, Classic.com, the analytics and search engine for the collector car market, confirms the ask is right in line with this guide’s one-year results summary, indicates the asking price is well above the average price of most comparable examples, however, keep in mind this is a low-mileage, unmodified Porsche 911SC. By clicking on the green dots in the graph below, you can get a sense of what comparable examples sold for in the past rolling twelve months:
As a second data point, the Collector Car Market Review Online Tool reveals the seller’s ask falls between this guide’s #2 Very Good” estimate of $56,000 and its #1 “Excellent” appraisal of $81,500.
The Porsche Club of America YouTube Channel features this One-Mile Review by Damon Lowry driving a similar 1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe:
Not only is it becoming increasingly difficult to find a Porsche 911SC Coupe in unmodified condition, but it’s also even rarer to find one with up-to-date maintenance and less than 50K miles on the clock. This 1983 Porsche 911SC Coupe for sale checks all of those boxes. Unfortunately, air-cooled Porsche 911 prices continue to remain strong, and the seller’s asking price is right in line for a Porsche 911SC in such low mileage and original condition. Bonus points for the fact this Porsche 911 for sale features
If you are serious about buying this 911SC Coupe, you can start the conversation by using the contact information provided by the seller in their Craigslist ad. When you connect, please mention that you saw their vintage air-cooled Porsche for sale featured here on GuysWithRides.com. Good luck with the purchase!
Here’s the seller’s description:
Proof of fund required to test drive.“
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