After 1973, Porsche struggled to retain customers as their dive into meeting California emissions regulations caused a panic amongst engineers…and purists. With changes such as a revised Bosch fuel injection system and a bit of indecisiveness when it came to engine casing material—steel or magnesium—the 911 began to lose steam. Thankfully, all that was needed was a plan—a five year plan to be exact.
It was decided that next five years of the 911 would receive a 915, 5-speed manual gearbox, a galvanized body/chassis, and come in three variants, a Coupe, Targa and for the first time in the 911 model, a Cabriolet for the 1982/83 model year. The SC or Super Carrera, was produced from 1978 to 1983 and with a concise technical/mechanical plan in place, Porsche was able to familiarize international markets and mechanics alike.
Photographed here, this beautiful 1981 Porsche 911 SC Targa has gone only 60,474 original miles, is finished in its original color combination of Black over Black leather and is in wonderful mechanical/cosmetic order. Delivered new by way of Porsche/Audi of Manhattan, this well-documented example wears the majority of its original, single-stage finish and is accompanied by a Porsche Classic Certification as well as the original books and tools.
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