1978 Porsche 911 SC Slicktop

Ah, the Porsche 911 SC (ie Super Carrera).

This 1978-1983 generation of Carreras bridged the gap between the doldrums of the magnesium -case 1974-77 impact-bumper cars

and the sometimes tasteless exuberance of the 1980s.

The SC has long been a great entry point for air-cooled Porsche ownership due to their overall reliability and general affordability. Porsche began galvanizing the bodies with the SC, so rust is rarely a problem. And the 3.0 liter flat-six engine is solid and makes decent power (180-200, depending on year). Like all air-cooled Porsches, prices are rising, but deals are still out there.

One particularly enticing SC is just popped up on Bring a Trailer – This 1978 SC is a super-rare slicktop and finished in classic guards red over black interior.

With relatively low mileage (75,000), a long term owner (25 years), and a stack of records, this SC looks like a great driver. Slicktop SCs rarely surface, so this is one to take seriously and will likely be a great investment down the road.

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