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1982 Porsche 911, 911 SC Coupé and 911 SC Cabriolet
1982 Porsche 911, 911 SC Coupé and 911 SC Cabriolet
1982 Porsche 911, 911 SC Coupé and 911 SC Cabriolet

1982 Porsche 911, 911 SC Coupé and 911 SC Cabriolet

On 4th September 1981 the 200,000th Porsche 911 was delivered. The 1982 models are outwardly distinguishable by the bright-finished external rim flange, technical modifications were limited to a stronger dynamo and a more robust differential. In order to emphasise the family appeal of the 911, special child seats were offered for the back.

In 1981 Porsche also celebrated its ”50 years of Porsche” jubilee by building 200 custom 911 SC models. The cars were finished in meteor metallic lacquer and had luxurious interior fittings in wine red leather and fabric. The seat backs in this version bore the ”F. Porsche” logo.

A 911 SC was also individually fitted out for the German world-class tennis player Silvia Hanika in white leather and a white gear stick knob with the gold initials ”S.H.”. Even musicians enjoyed the sound of the six-cylinder Boxer engine and the British pop star Cliff Richard was one of those who bought the 911 in 1982.

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1981, Porsche also unveiled the study of a 911 Turbo Cabriolet with four-wheel drive. Less than a year later – at the Geneva Motor Show in 1982 – Porsche presented its first fully-fledged production convertible for 18 years: the 911 SC Cabriolet.

The new model was not only a breath of fresh air to convertible enthusiasts; its folding roof also featured a range of innovative technologies. Thanks to a novel and well conceived three-bow design with 50% of the closed fabric roof reinforced by sturdy material, the 911 SC Cabriolet boasted both an exceptionally rigid and elegant hood construction. Due to its aerodynamic, coupé-like roofline, the 911 SC Cabriolet was capable of reaching the same top speed as the Coupé variant. As a result, with 235 km/h (146 mph) on tap, the open-top 911 SC was the fastest standard production convertible worldwide at the time.

Technical Specifications: Porsche 911 SC Cabriolet
Body: two-door convertible, 2+2-seater
Engine: 6-cylinder four-stroke boxer engine, air-cooled
Max. power: 150 kW (204 hp) at 5,900 rpm
Diplacement: 2,994 cm³
Transmission: gearbox rear-mounted along with engine
Brakes: hydraulic dual-circuit braking system with four internally vented brake discs, brake booster
Weight: Unladen weight (DIN): 1,160 kg
Permissible gross weight: 1,500 kg
Performance: 0–100 km/h (0–62 mph) 6.8 sec
Top speed 235 km/h (146 mph)