FOR SALE: 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Owning a classic, air-cooled Porsche 911 ranks right up there with the most desirable petrolhead experiences that this life can offer. This very original SC Targa proves that Porsche built these cars to last!


Year and Make/Model: 1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa

Engine: 3.0L flat-six petrol

Transmission: 5-speed manual

Mileage: n/a

Colour: Black

Location: Johannesburg


At the end of the previous Millennium, a survey conducted among the world's elite motoring journalists positioned the Porsche 911 as the fifth most important car produced in the automotive age (until 1999), a spectacular achievement given that it is a niche sportscar, but also one that serves to highlight the 911's staggering longevity and impact on the performance car scene.

The SC (for Super Carrera) arrived at a time when Porsche itself wasn't sure about the future of the 911, as it was prioritising the freshly-launched 928. However, it became clear that there was still place for the 911 in the market, and cars like the 911 SC, with an aluminium engine (for greater longevity), fuel injection and a 5-speed manual transmission, were eagerly snapped up.

1979 Porsche 911 SC Targa


This black beauty is a 1979 Targa model, and features left-hand drive. Of course, Targa configuration means that you have the option of going "somewhat" topless, but while still retaining the rigidity of a coupe. 

While this car is more than 40 years old, and in very original condition, it drives well. The gear ratios are exceptionally long, which suits the engine topping out at 6500 rpm when pushing the throttle hard. On the other side of the coin, it is happy to trundle along in 5th gear at 2000 rpm doing 100kph as daily runner.

Creative Rides

This car is located in Johannesburg and features a black exterior and interior. As it is in unrestored condition, the interior shows the signs of wear to be expected of a car of this age, as does the Targa top. Interesting trade-ins will be considered.

NOTE: The above information was supplied by the dealer currently advertising this vehicle and has not been verified by SentiMETAL/

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