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Porsche Of The Day: 1983 Porsche 911SC ‘Safari-Style’

In model year 1978, the 911 model range was reduced to two models. The 911 SC (Super Carrera) took the place of the 911 and Carrera models. The 911 SC effectively replaced the 911 S and was one of Porsche’s first models that was meant for the international market. It was sold as a cheaper alternative to the 911 Turbo. 

The SC used an unblown version the 930 Turbo unit that offered 180 to 200 bhp depending on model year. Options included the rear whale tail, front chin spoiler, Bilstein dampers, 16 inch wheels with Pirelli P7 tires and sports seats. Sometimes dealers lumped these options together to create their own sport package.

The SC was even more luxurious then the Carrera 3.0 of the years before. The engine however didn’t deliver as much power as the Carrera 3.0’s engine (20 bhp less), but because more torque was available at lower revs the car was nicer to drive.

This particular 1983 Porsche 911 SC coupe has been transformed into a “Safari” style vehicle. The Ruby Red Metallic paint job with ivory accents and decals is complemented by brush guards, a ducktail spoiler, additional lighting, protective skid plates, a performance suspension upgrade, upgraded sway bars, and off-road capable wheels and tires.

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