1980 was an interesting year in the life of the Porsche 911. Inauspiciously, Porsche started the year by canceling the Porsche 911 Turbo – a model that had risen quickly in popularity – in the United States. While the most powerful versions of the 911 continued to be sold across Europe, North America was left with the 911SC, which was now equipped with a catalytic converter and more than 172 horsepower. Other changes that were found on the 1980 Porsche 911 included standard air conditioning and electric windows, while all chrome trim was eliminated from the 911, and window trim was now black. Porsche enthusiasts count the “Weissach” model, which offered larger wheels and tires, special paint, specific interior trim, and a whale tail spoiler, as the replacement for the Turbo in North America. If you’re considering the purchase of a 1980 Porsche 911, you’ll find a wide variety available to you, as the 911 is one of the most popular and iconic classics available in the market today.
Many European 1980 Porsche 911 models and others during this time were privately imported and converted to meet United States standards. Often called “Gray Market Cars,” if you are considering one of these Porsches, be sure to have it thoroughly inspected by a Porsche mechanic for components or systems affected by the conversion. You will want to be assured that the car can be maintained in the future and that the workmanship meets your level of expectation. The Turbo models in particular are hard to convert and still meet smog laws. It should be noted however, that most of the problems and bugs should have been sorted out by now, particularly if the car was imported during the 70s or 80s. Whether you’re considering a 1980 911 for your primary driver or as a restoration project or collectors car, you’re sure to find the 911 to suit your needs and your price range. The Beverly Hills Car Club, a California classic car dealership based in Los Angeles, has assisted countless clients with the purchase and sale of Porsche 911’s of all years and conditions. When you’re ready to explore your options, be sure to contact their team of experts.
In the meantime, please feel free to browse The Beverly Hills Car Club website and do not hesitate to contact the team with any questions you may have about the 1980 Porsche 911 models you see here. Don’t see the exact 911 you’re looking for? Let the team know your specific criteria and they will be happy to contact you with a number of viable options. Learn more by connecting today! They look forward to hearing from you soon.
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