All Metal Conversion: 1979 Porsche 911 SC Wide Body

This seller has found more than a few interesting barn find gems hidden away in estates and garages, and this steel-bodied widebody converted 1979 Porsche 911SC is their latest discovery. This type of 911 rarely emerges anymore, a complete car that is tatty around the edges but not a rot box. You can tell it’s been ignored but not the type of neglect that sees it laying stagnant in a damp garage for 30 years. Find this worthy project-grade 911 here on eBay with bidding at $16K and no reserve. 

Interestingly, this was at one time a Targa-bodied SC that the owner apparently welded a steel roof into in place of the removable panel. The aforementioned widebody kit was also added, along with a modern-style whaletail spoiler. This 911 SC is an intriguing bag of tricks, representing a few different modification styles all in one place. The later-style and staggered Porsche wheels have also been added.

The interior is a big question mark, as the original seats are long-gone and I highly doubt these economy car fabric buckets were what went in place when the 911 underwent its widebody conversion. A car like this lends itself to period-correct Recaro or Konig sport seats, and I’ll bet you it had some period exotica in the cabin. Whether this seller or a previous owner decided to retain those tasty specimens is up for debate, but it definitely didn’t feature seats from a 90’s econobox when originally put together.

I’ve chosen not to add a picture of the engine bay as we all know what those look like, but the seller does note the 911 will be sold as a non-runner as it’s been left idle for quite some time. The trunk area features the original jack and some tools, along with a workshop manual. The wrinkled carpet captures the sort of tired state of affairs throughout the car, but if the conversion was done to a high level, I see this modified 911 as a great way to enjoy a vintage aircooled without sweating the preservation factor.

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Comments

  1. JoeMac Joe Mac Member

    Good Lord I love that body style. TImeless. Take a little time on that interior resto and get this beauty running and you can have a really fun driver.

    Like 1
  2. michael h streuly

    Just the car you need to blast down mulholland drive to the ROCK STORE.

  3. Doug B Member

    Honestly, I’d walk on down the road. With as many changes that have been made to this cosmetically, you’ve got to assume the internals have been messed with. Who did this work? Were they competent? Just too many unknowns. And as we know, Porsches can suck your bank dry really fast.

  4. luki

    The SC wasn’t good enough for some clown who did this poor thing in.

    Like 5
  5. h5mind

    Back in 2000 I purchased a ’79 Targa in “tatty drivers condition” for $6,500. These are terrific cars, but I don’t understand today’s tulip mania prices.

    Like 3
  6. JCF

    The spoiler is beautiful. But I’m not shure about the rest of the car…

    Like 2
  7. Wrong Way

    Just makes me wanna puke!

  8. Dallas

    Wow, that’s horrible.

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