One-year-only model, 1983 Porsche 911SC Cabrio, and priced affordably

The Pick of the Day represents the first 911 cabriolet and the last for the SC nameplate

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The 911SC is equipped with desirable options

Many people believe that the air-cooled Porsche 911 market is inflated to the point that they have become unaffordable.

I beg to differ. In the past 9 months, the prices on those sports cars have fallen quite a bit, and if you spend time shopping, you can find a nice 911 for less than $30,000.

A perfect example is the Pick of the Day, a 1983 Porsche 911 SC Cabrio being advertised by an Oakwood, Georgia, dealer on ClassicCars.com

The 911SC Cabrio is a very interesting car. This was Porsche’s first true convertible 911, rather than a Targa, and when new, it was hailed as a landmark design.

Over the years, some 911 purists have written off the ’83 Cabrio as not a pure 911. That is nonsense. The 911SC Cabrio was not a cut-roof car but was re-engineered to be a convertible with considerable added chassis stiffening, something we did not see in the 911 Targa until 1984.

These are stunning cars that offer all the great points of a 911 in a convertible package.

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This 911SC is finished in Grand Prix White with a Can-Can Red leather interior, and it runs great, according to the seller. The engine had a compression test 2,000 miles ago that showed all cylinders in line with factory specs, the seller adds, and during the past 5,000 miles, the car has received a new clutch, alternator, flywheel, oil lines, seals and other service items.

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The car has a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and all books and tools, as well as a strong service history, the seller notes.

The 911SC Cabrio is a true one-year-only model – the 911SC changed in 1984 to the 911 Carrera – which adds to its collectability. 

Luckily, it is not yet thought of that way, and this nice car can be bought for only $29,900, which is an excellent deal.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Andy Reid's first car, purchased at age 15, was a 1968 Fiat 124 coupe. His second, obtained by spending his college savings fund, was a 1966 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2. Since then, he has owned more than 150 cars—none of them normal or reasonable—as well as numerous classic motorcycles and scooters. A veteran of film, television, advertising and helping to launch a few Internet-based companies, Reid was a columnist for Classic Motorsports magazine for 12 years and has written for several other publications. He is considered an expert in European sports and luxury cars and is a respected concours judge. He lives in Canton, Connecticut.

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