Selling a 1980 Porsche 911


1980 Porsche 911
1980 Porsche 911

During the 1980 model year, Porsche stopped selling the popular Porsche 911 Turbo in the American market, yet continued to sell the Turbo across Europe. During this time, the U.S. market was left with the 911SC, which had received various upgrades to achieve more than 172 horsepower. Standard air conditioning, electric windows, and a lack of chrome trim were some of the other changes made to the 1980 Porsche 911. An unofficial replacement to the Turbo in the North American market was the “Weissach” model, which presented buyers with larger wheels and tires, a special point job, a specific interior trim, and a whale tail spoiler that became widely popular. If you’re looking to sell a 1980 Porsche 911, having one of these “Weissach” models can increase desirability among buyers. Known as “Gray Market Cars,” some 1980 Porsche Turbo models were privately imported and converted to meet American standards. These “Grey Market Cars” are also sought-after in the classic market.


1980 Porsche 911 Seller’s Guide

When selling your 1980 Porsche 911, buyers will likely have many questions for you. It is always best to be prepared with any documentation you have on the car, as well as current pictures. Many sellers also choose to have a third-party inspection performed prior to the sale, as this allows you to be upfront with your potential buyers and will also give you a better idea of how to price your classic based on its current condition. The “Gray Market” Turbo models are a bit more difficult to sell, as buyers will want to know about any conversions that were performed and, depending on the state in which the buyer lives, will need the 911 to pass state smog laws. Because many of these cars were imported back in the mid 1980’s, many of these conversion issues may have already been addressed. These are just a few of the many Seller’s Tips that the California classic car dealership professionals at Alex Manos can provide when you contact them regarding your Porsche 911. Having helped hundreds of clients buy and sell their classic Porsche 911 models, they understand the importance and significance these cars can have to their owners and work tirelessly to ensure the best deal is achieved.



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