This 1981 Porsche 911 SC Coupe was inspected for a client at USS Osaka auction on 21 October 2016.
As far as old Porches go it was fairly clean and well cared for with minimal rust, and came from the Kobe area.
Front valence panel had a few cracks in the paint and was quite faded. Rubber parts around the body were quite good, as well as around the windows etc.
Paint looked like it may be original and was in pretty good shape for its age, could do with a cut and polish.
Factory alloy wheels. Engine had a leak around the bottom of the gearbox oil pan gasket or possibly the seal on top of where the shifter mechanism bolts down.
Underfloor areas looked good, nothing obviously damaged.
Interior had a black and white checkered pattern for the seats with vinyl on the sides. Large tear in the driver’s seat along the seam stitching. Roof lining was in decent shape but had yellow / brown discolouration in places.
Factory steering wheel had a few cracks and scuffs. Dash had minor warping, no obvious cracks, pretty good for age. Struts for bonnet and hatch needed regas / replacement. Side lights had some cracks / fading.
Good solid car as far as engine and drivetrain go.
This classic 1981 Porsche 911 was eligible for import to Australia under the 1988 and older rule and sold for 3.65 million Yen FOB, which would have been approx. $53,500 landed (calculated at 79.87 Yen to the dollar), plus an allowance of approx. $1,000 for minor compliance items, plus on road costs (and new tyres if required for roadworthy).
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