This is a true limited-edition Porsche 911. So yeah, you’re going to take notice of this 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach for its history alone. But more than just one of 408 ever made, this is a sleek, loaded, and well-documented classic of true distinction.
This car represents an interesting time for Porsche in the USA. The 911 Turbo was not allowed on our shores, but they still wanted to showcase the best they had. That’s how the Weissach was born. Named after their Porsche’s testing and engineering facility, it was given the best pieces of the day, like the 930 Turbo “whale tail” and iconic Fuchs wheels. Of the two colors available, the gray/black of this coupe is preferable to the champagne. That’s especially true with a professional respray that really lets the metallic elements pop in the sunlight against the sleek and dark finish. They even added the Euro-style headlights to give this instant classic added distinction.
The special Doric Grey is another awesome part of this special edition. The light color on the dash, door panels, and leather seats have an instant appeal, especially with the special red piping that also matches the carpeting. It’s a well-coordinated package worthy of limited edition status. While there were not a ton of options left to add to a car like this, this one has the best, with a power sunroof, power windows, fog lights, and provisions for air conditioning. And while the stereo has been upgraded to a modern AM/FM/CD unit with USB input, purists will also appreciate the original Blaupunkt unit that also comes with the sale. You sit down in the German engineered bucket seat and grab the 911’s classic three-spoke steering wheel. Porsche’s race-ready sensibilities means the tachometer is directly in front of the driver. The rest of the instruments surround this in their own clearly marked pods to give you a comprehensive view of what’s going on with the engine. It’s a true driver’s machine.
Location: Lutz, Florida, United States
See listing: 1980 Porsche 911 SC Weissach (from April 20, 2020)