Perhaps the most popular version of the 1983 Porsche 911 is the 911SC Cabriolet. This was Porsche’s first factory-built convertible since the 356 from nearly a decade prior. It was also the first true 911 convertible, as the Targa was often referred to as a coupe or semi-convertible due to its roll bar superstructure and removable roof panel. While a classic Targa can see prices similar to a Coupe, the Cabriolet models generally cost considerably more. Those who prefer an open-air model can choose between the two. Here are a few Buyer’s Tips to remember. First, the Targa’s top seals are known for wearing and need to be replaced every four to five years to keep water out. This can be costly, as each time you replace the seals it can be nearly $1,000. While Cabriolet tops are more expensive, there is less maintenance required. You should weigh these options when you consider an open-air 1983 Porsche 911. The 1983 911 is also favorable to collectors because it does not have the 2.7L engine that was riddled with problems during the 1970s. These are just a few of the reasons that the team of professionals at The Beverly Hills Car Club recommend you consider the 1983 Porsche 911 for your garage.
More general Buyer’s Tips include having the engine checked by a third-party mechanic. Rear main oil seal and intermediate shaft seals have a limited life, so knowing their status would be helpful. Ignition coils can also be troublemakers, and it is advisable to have them checked out for cracks prior to purchase. Air conditioning can be a costly repair on the Porsche 911 models and front suspension wishbones can be expensive to replace as well. These are items that any qualified Porsche mechanic can assist you with during a pre-purchase inspection. Body and paintwork on a 1983 Porsche 911 is almost inevitable due to age, however finding an example with original paint and no bodywork can be an excellent find. Whether you’re searching for a pristine, showroom quality 1983 911 or would prefer a barn-find or project car for your next restoration, The Beverly Hills Car Club looks forward to assisting you. They have the classic car connections to help you find, negotiate and purchase the car you desire.
When you’re ready to explore the options available to you, their California classic car dealership professionals encourage you to browse their online inventory and welcome you to call them with any questions you may have. If you don’t see the 1983 Porsche 911 you’re looking for, be sure to connect with their team to discuss your specific requirements. Connect today!
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