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Porsche 911 Pictures and Specifications


1978-1983 Porsche 911 SC Pictures and Specifications

In 1978, Porsche introduced a new SC series to the 911 line. The SC was basically the European 3.0-liter Carrera in everything but name. Arriving with 172 U.S. horsepower and a much flatter torque curve, it was the most tractable 911 ever. It was also the most civilized, thanks to steady additions to standard equipment.

All Porsche 911 SCs ran a beefed-up version of the 3.0-liter 911 flat-six.
All Porsche 911 SCs ran a beefed-up version of the 3.0-liter 911 flat-six.

The 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa had standard power brakes and a stronger clutch.
The 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa had standard power brakes and a stronger clutch.

Headlamp washers and leather front seats were standard on the 1982 Porsche 911 SC.
Headlamp washers and leather front seats were 1982 Porsche 911 SC standards.

1978-1983 Porsche 911 SC Specifications

Prices New:

  • $25,000 for 1978 coupe
  • $30,400 for 1982 coupe
  • $39,500 for 1982 Targa
Dimensions:
Length (inches) Wheelbase (inches) Weight (pounds)
168.9 89.4 2,740-2,750

Engines:

Size (cc) Type Horsepower Years
2993 sohc flat 6 172 1978-1983

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