1982 Porsche 911 3.0 SC


  • Low mileage
  • Bodywork restored
  • Engine rebuilt 2021
  • Sports exhaust
  • Substantial history file

The Appeal

This particular example has been with its current owner since 2012 and, though it has been adapted a little to suit his tastes, is supplied with all of the original parts to put it back to the way it left the factory. The comprehensive history file running to over 50 pages shows that it has been well looked after throughout its life and recent invoices show substantial recent expenditure on the bodywork and engine. 

This car has been shown at a number of classic events and brings many favourable comments although this is not considered a "show winner" but a completely useable everyday classic. The car has never been involved in an accident and the doors close with a very acceptable clump on both sides. The bonnet is sitting slightly up on the drivers side which is a result of poor fitment when the wings were replaced in 2017. This is an easy fix with an adjustment on the brackets and is not indicative of anything sinister. The seller has enjoyed owning the car but has managed fewer than 2,500 miles in 11 years and now feels that it’s time for the next owner to enjoy the car. With the hard work taken care of, it looks a great time to write the next chapter in this car’s history.

History and Paperwork

  • Registered 3 June 1982 in Glasgow (original dealer sticker remains in the rear window)
  • Thought to have always remained in the area
  • Low mileage, believed to be genuine
  • In current ownership since 2012
  • Fewer than 2,500 miles covered in that time
  • Extensive history file covering the whole of the car’s life
  • New front wings around 2016-2017, inner wings adapted to avoid corrosion
  • New sills 2021, and full respray
  • Engine rebuilt 2021 with invoice for over £8,000 from the well-regarded local specialist, Geo Morrison
  • Original owner’s manuals and service book
  • V5 present in owner’s name
  • MOT and tax exempt

The Interior

  • Beige leather seats
  • Replacement RS steering wheel
  • Sunroof
  • Everything in full working order

Beige leather and a brown dashboard might sound a little seventies but the combination works well in this early eighties car and contrasts nicely with the bold red paintwork. The seats show very little wear in both the front and rear, giving weight to the belief that the displayed mileage is genuine.

The most obvious change is that the steering wheel has been replaced with an RS item, although the original is supplied should the next owner choose to revert it. Less obvious is that the column stalks were replaced around 2017 and the owner reports that everything in the interior works just as it should.

In the front, the boot is fully carpeted and contains a space saver spare wheel and a full toolkit in a leather pouch.

Overall, it’s in good condition and would make a strong basis for a restoration but equally could easily be used as is.

The Exterior

  • Guards Red paintwork
  • Black Fuchs wheels in very good order
  • Bodywork restored and resprayed 2021
  • Whale tail and sill covers removed but supplied

Finished in Guards Red with contrasting black Fuchs wheels and black Porsche graphics, the car presents well in its quintessentially eighties 911 colour scheme. Some may be disappointed not to see a ‘whale tail’ spoiler and the associated sill covers but these have been removed by the current owner as he prefers the sleeker look without them. However, the original parts are supplied and he assures us that it’s a simple process to reinstall them.

On closer inspection, it’s apparent that the 2021 respray isn’t of concours quality and that there are a few blemishes here and there, which are captured in the photos. That said, the requisite work has been carried out to address bodywork corrosion and it should form the solid basis of a restoration if so desired. Again, it could just be enjoyed in its current state.

The underside also looks to be solid and there is ample evidence of the ongoing maintenance that the car has received.

We rather like the way it looks now but, with values of classic 911s seemingly in an ever upward spiral, can see why a new owner may decide to invest in further refurbishment.

The Mechanics

  • 3 litre flat six rebuilt 2021
  • Five speed manual gearbox
  • Dansk sports exhaust
  • New rear Bilstein shocks

Investigations into an oil leak in 2021 meant that one thing led to another and the car was treated to an engine rebuild. At the same time, the rear shocks were replaced with Bilstein items and a Dansk sports exhaust was installed.

The owner reports that it now starts reliably and drives exactly as it should and that it sounds ‘wonderful’. 

The original back box and a replacement heat exchanger are also included with the car; the version of the latter that is on the car is slightly dented but as it doesn’t affect performance in any way, installing it has not been a priority.


With a recently rebuilt engine, this very fit specimen is sure to deliver from behind the wheel. A well cared for example of the early eighties classic that can be enjoyed today and improved as the next owner sees fit.

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make Porsche
  • Model 911 Sport Classic
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 95,211 Miles
  • Engine size 2993
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Glasgow
  • Location Scotland
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
22 bids
  • Cy•••• £39,500 22/09/23
  • ko•••• £38,000 22/09/23
  • R1•••• £37,191 22/09/23
  • ko•••• £36,000 22/09/23
  • 91•••• £35,500 22/09/23
  • Sh•••• £35,000 22/09/23
  • R1•••• £33,191 22/09/23
  • ko•••• £32,500 22/09/23
  • R1•••• £32,191 22/09/23
  • Sh•••• £31,250 22/09/23

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