1980 911 SC SUNROOF COUPE . AUS DEL
Australian delivered factory sunroof coupe. The car was delivered in the fastest
colour Porsche made during that era; Guards Red.
I have owned this car for approx. 4 years and during my ownership I
have transformed the car to OEM +.
Everything that the factory should have done back at the time of
manufacturing if such resources were available.
I have put it up for sale for the main reason that I had an amazing
vision for the car, I achieved the vision, lived the vision and now I
would like to move it along to a great new owner who can enjoy it for
many years to come
The car was repainted approx. 10 years ago with Glasurit Paint as per
factory in Guards Red. What you will notice with this paint that it is in
fact a deeper tone or red then standard Guards Red. If I was to say it
has a darker tone of purple through it rather than orange that would
be a great description of the tone in comparison to orangey Reds of
Those of you who know my car know the depth of colour and the
paint are beyond fantastic. It was professionally polished approx.
2years ago and is still gleaming.
Currently this car is sitting on Fuch inspired Maxi lite wheels with
satin anodized lip in 16 x7 and 16 x8. These wheels have a fantastic
build quality and suit the vehicles originality staying true to period
These wheels are laced in Dunlop Direzza ZR2s . These tires are an R
Spec tire and work exceptionally well to fill out the guards. The rear
wheels also have a set of 5mm spacers fitted assisting in the cars
natural sporty profile.
The car comes with factory fog lights (working) and factory front
lower rubber lip. The car also has power mirrors and working power
When purchased the car came fitted with a 3.2 factory whale tail
colour coded to the car. Since then I have removed this tail and fitted
an original factory deck grill. Since there where 6 holes from the tail I
had the original steel engine lid re-sprayed by Melbourne`s premier
Porsche Painters (Paint & Custom).
At this time I also had a very minor paint drip corrected around the
edge rear window frame.
After the work on the rear lid I did`nt want to put new holes in for
the correct SC badge so opted for a decal in factory proportions.
I have also fitted a classic Singer style side script in two tone along
the lower door seals. These are currently in a low sheen red lighter
than body colour and black.
This script does well to separate the car from the pack.
Most exterior rubbers have been replaced during my ownership
included window seal front and rear (as the headliner needed these
screens to be removed), side door rubbers, heaps of other small ones
I can’t remember.
The impact bumper and outside rubber parts are in fantastic
condition and have always be treated with a silicone free polish to
retain their subtle finish and characteristics.
Visually they are all deep black too.
During my ownership I have spent a tremendous amount of
resources transforming the interior into the perfect mix of classic
I have replaced the roof liner with Porsche correct diamond pattern
in black vinyl. This includes the tricky sunroof panel also.
I have had the dash completely remolded. This is a very noticeable
thing on older cars as the dash vinyl starts to let go after years of sun
and use. The dash looks better in this car now then most modern
I was told the car was originally delivered with factory sports seats
but at the time of purchase it had 3.2 tombstones in there so I spent a
considerably amount of time sourcing original Porsche factory sports
These seats are also 4-x way adjustable. Both the drivers and
passenger’s seat have this function and work faultlessly.
I had these seats re-trimmed in full leather to match the rest of the
As per period seats the center panels are also perforated. One point
of difference is the backs of the seats are also leather, generally
sports seats have vinyl on the back, as it’s easier for the trimmer to
stretch. The leather used is official leather from Bentley Motors and
is made in Italy. This was an expensive venture but most defiantly
elevates the driving experience giving comfort and support where
I have also had the A -pillars redone in new black leather. A minor
details but it adds to the new feeling.
The car currently has Rennline black aluminum Sports matts on the
drivers and passenger side, Passenger Foot Rest Black Rennline Door
Black aluminium door handles, Rennline Door Black aluminium door
lock twists, Rennline Black Hand brake lever, Rennline black sports
gear knob, Rennline Black key hole cover , Rennline black Coupling
Cover applied over carpet.
The car also has a custom made fire extinguisher bracket fitted to the
passenger seat. This was made out of lightweight aluminum and is
fitted in a way that the passenger seat is still able to function and
does not impede on the passengers comfort.
I have also installed the Rennline Accelerator pedal and Black
surround black also. This is a hinged floor mounted pedal and allows
for progressive throttle response in a more lineal way.
Some factory pedals have too much slack at the start; this hinged
pedal allows a very clean line of power deliverance when the
accelerator is compressed. I have the other two pedals covers NOS as
I didn’t fit them due to tight spacing in the wheel well .
I have installed a Pioneer head unit with Bluetooth speaker and JL
Audio Splits in the door.
The splits operate in such a way that the tweeters are mounted in the
center of the speakers meaning no extra holes were needed to put
into door cards. The quality of the unit is fantastic and was chosen
due to being able to match the colour of the display to the instrument
cluster (Amber orange) and no solid buttons on the front.
It’s just a screen and a dial giving it a timeless style and elegant
presence. The JL Audio splits were also the top series that were
availiable to purchase at the time and have enough bass and tremble
to easily blair your favourtie INXS tune with the windows down and
As I wanted a fresh interior I also replaced both Sun visors with
Porsche OEM replacement ones. These were around $700 but were
the last piece to finish the fresh interior look. At the time I also
replaced the revision mirror with an OEM Porsche one. Another
costly exercise but worth the finished product.
The steering wheel is a 370mm MOMO Ghibli in black with MOMO
horn button. A fantastic wheel with a great diameter giving very easy
steering at low and quicker speeds.
As I built this car for the duality of regularity events and Sunday
cruising my wife’s request was to have working air con.
I researched extensively and ended up installing the AUTOHUAS
The kit saves weight, pumps out more cold air then a modern car and
looks factory. The kit included micro lines, an extra auxiliary fan and
a larger condenser. This kit fitted comes in at around $7k. It has three
speeds. Even on a 40-degree day I’m yet to try 3 (being the coldest).
One of the main functions of this kit is the Sserpentine
type evaporator core with TX valve.
The car has one key to open both doors and ignition. There are two
keys. The car is also fitted with a Rennline kill switch and battery
isolator. As I don’t get to drive the car very often so I had this with
the Rennline plate installed in the frunk to stop battery drain but
ultimately as an extra step of theft prevention. The key can be
removed and replaced in seconds.
In the funk you will also find a SWAY AWAY bar fitted to the strut
towers. This is a great minor upgrade that provides a little more
compliance from the front of the car. Coupled wit the sports seats the
car has very minimal body roll but is not harsh.
I had the cars suspension stripped down and refurbished during the
build. As the shocks where in good condition I had them fully rebuilt
and refurbished. They are Bilstein Sports that are in the car currently.
I had all the control arms and mounts sandblasted and repainted. I
have installed a 28mm rear torsion bar, Turbo Tie Rods and new
bushing (Rennline being a little firmer then factory) including trail
At this time all the spring plates were reset and all spring plate angles
were set up too.
I have since done a full electrical upgrade and placed the car on an
electrical diet so to say.
This work includes rewiring the headlights, new interior lighting,
new dash lighting, flash to pass, oil sender gauge repaired and
Speedo by Howard instruments.
Further wiring saw old central locking kits, alarms and speakers
removed. This electrical re-wire also saw the current stereo wired in
properly and the Rennline Battery kill-switch professionally installed
along with the power to the Porsche Sports seats.
There was a lot of work here to get this as clean and simple as it is as
these older cars over time see so many modifications to keep up with
I can confidently say that this car is ready for another 36 years of
ownership with its current electrical configuration.
I have had a full transmission rebuilt preformed by Auto Coupe. I
found the shifting a little to loose so Darren rebuild the whole
During this process it saw a replacement of 1st -4th gear dog &
synchro rings, 1st -4th gear sliding sleeves, 3rd gear synchro circlip,
replacement of pinion depth shims, repair to gear selector rod and a
full oil change of course.
During this time I also elected to put in a WEVO short shift and new
After this upgrade the car was unrecognizable by driving standards
and really made a massive difference in the driving experience.
Cosmetically the gear selector boot was also replaced along with the
throttle rod connector boot.
Engine / Exhaust
Fortunately the engine of this car was in good health. The previous
owner to me owned it for 15 years and started it regularly but it saw
As I was doing so much work to the rest of the car the engine was
removed and treated to so modern TLC.
Hoses and clamps were all replaced. New spark plugs were fitted,
new injectors, new air box, new air pump assembly, new tin wear,
valve clearance adjustment, replacement of bell crank bushes,
replaced thermostat o’ring and oil pressure switch.
Cosmetically it saw the fan and housing sandblasted and repainted
along wit the engine mount bar mount also.
Cosmetically also I have replaced all factory decals with the correct
engine bay decals (valve adjustment, weight load, pressures etc.)
Since my ownership the car has been maintained by Auto coupe as
mentioned and being the owner I’m what ever it needed it got.
Last year I decided that I would like the car to sound, breath and
respond a little better so I opted for SSI`s. I purchased the original set
up and had it professional installed which also saw new oil cooler
lines being fitted too.
During this process the car got new oil tank thermo lines, engine to
thermo lines, oil thermostat, oil level and sender & gasket. At this
stage the engine oil was drained along with the gearbox oil too and
all dialed in to run like a dream.
Along with this upgrade I have also added a 2 in 1 out made by
Dansk. It’s a sports pipe and is very discreet and has zero drone and
is a free flowing style and sounds great when coming on and off the
Since then the car has been driven maybe 20 times (6 or so to and
from scheduled maintenance) can support with logbook due to being
registered on Club registration in VIC.
The car has just come back from a full service on 15th October 2018
This is its annual service and included
Changed engine oil and filter.
Checked all lights and electrical systems.
Removed all wheels
checked tires, brakes and suspension.
Pressure bled brake system.
Cleaned, refitted and tensioned wheels.
Set tires pressures. Checked and corrected all levels.
Pretty standard stuff to be honest, but these cars love fresh oil
and when everything is maintained to this level they are very
rewarding cars to own.
At this stage I had an issue with the passenger widow not going down
which was a fixed as it was a loose wire in door seal.
There was also an issue with hot start, which was traced back to a
fuel accumulator pump. This was replaced and rectified at this time.
The car currently sits ready for its new owner is brilliant mechanical
and cosmetic condition.
The car comes with a heap of extras in a box all sealed up these
*Factory Original Fuchs Wheels X 4
*3.2 Tail in perfect condition
*Original handbrake lever, door handles, door pins
*Brand new shifter OEM shifter knob $$
* Original Blaupunkt radio delivered with Car. This has been
refurbished and has had an pod cable set up in rear (non visible)
* Original Factory steering wheel. Leather in brilliant condition with
horn panel present
* New fog light bulbs
* New Head Light H4 High intensity bulbs
* Black Carpet front and rear Matts
* Un-used Clear decal for shark fins
* Yellow contact to “French” the front fog lights
* Original air box (current one has better induction noise and is a lot
more flattering in the rear)
Includes From Factory
*Original book with plastic cover which has previous owners details
and some history. Shows delivering to AUS 1981
*Factory spare wheel
*Original jack but also new style jack plate locally made (much safer)
It`s truly a brilliant car with nothing to spend in a stunning
combination of Guards Red and Biscuit.
I have really tried to make this as brief as possible but looking back
now I don’t think I have done a very good job at doing so but there is
so much more which I have not listed that’s not worth typing and can
be validated by seeing the car in the flesh and by sightings receipts
and photographs of works done.
If your serious about buying one of the best SC`s in Australia that has
the ability to put the Mrs. and kids in the car and head out to a winey
on a 40degree day, SMT`s or even a track day. This car was made to
have the flexibility of being a practical sports car that can conquer a
Get in touch if you think this may be for you. have a heap of photos and heaps more info I didnt include so feel free to get in touch
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