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1981 Porsche 911 SC Targa   Price: $25000
I have for sale a 1981 Porsche 911 SC Targa, steel wide-body (not fiberglass), matching numbers (factory-original engine, original transmission, etc.) with only 82,600 original miles on the engine. Clean CarFax. And yes, the car has a valid California Smog Certificate! I bought the car one year ago with the intention of fully restoring it and turning it into a Singer-style Porsche
It now turns out that I simply won't have the time to complete that project. My car comes with that epic 80's whale tale, an aggressive RUF-style front bumper, and the original "Fuchs" wheels that vintage Porsche 911s are famous for (genuine Fuchs wheels like these sell for $6,500 per set). The car also comes with an official Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche North America. Its Arizona registration was good through July 2018. The car is currently located in the Palm Springs (CA) area. The car comes with (chocolate brown) factory Recaro Sports seats (leather on headrest and on the side pads of both seats, cloth in the center of the seats, featuring large Recaro logos). These very hard-to-find, original Recaro Sports seats alone sell for up to $8,000 per pair

Before I purchased the car (1 year ago), it sat for 10+ years in a garage (hence the low-mileage engine). I have since driven it less than 1K miles while the mechanical part of the restoration has begun. As I mentioned above, I bought the car with the intention of fully restoring it but I don't have the time to complete the project. Since purchasing the car and getting the restoration started, I have spent an additional $18,000+ on Porsche parts and labor (I have all receipts). Here is a list of the extensive fixes and upgrades that have already completed by expert mechanics during last few months:

Engine Valve Adjustment performed
NEW Valve Cover Gasket installed
NEW Fuel Tank installed
NEW Fuel Tank seal installed
NEW Fuel Pump installed
NEW Fuel Line installed
NEW Fuel Accumulator installed
NEW Air Crossover Boot and Throttle Body installed
NEW High-Torque Starter installed
New Ignition Coil installed
NEW Ignition Switch installed
NEW Spark Plugs installed
NEW Brake Master Cylinder installed
4 NEW Brake Calipers installed
NEW O-Rings installed
Multiple Brake Flushes performed
NEW Turn Signal Switch installed
NEW Battery installed
4 NEW Oil Cooler Lines installed
NEW Oil Tank installed
NEW Oil Thermostat installed
NEW Engine Oil Sensor gasket installed
NEW Crankcase bolts installed
Complete lube, oil, and filter service performed (oil change, filter change, lubed all fittings on steering linkage, ball joints, and drive shafts, replenished brake fluid, coolant, etc.)
Hydraulic System Bleed performed
NEW Trunk shocks/struts installed
NEW Lift Supports installed
NEW Front Hood Shocks installed
NEW Drive Belts installed
NEW Engine and Transmission mounts installed
NEW Gear Box Mounts installed
NEW Outer Tie Rod Ends installed
NEW Rear Wheel Bearing and bolts installed
NEW Rear Sway Bar links installed
NEW Gear Shift Seal and Linkage installed
NEW Rear Shock Assembly installed
NEW Passenger Side Window Switch installed
NEW Windshield wiper grommets installed
Windshield washer pump motor repaired
Wheel alignment performed
Repaired threads in axle hub on transmission and installed new axle bolts

By the way, I also have several thousand of dollars in additional NEW parts that I purchased in anticipation car's restoration (ready to be installed on the car) which I may include with the car for FREE provided we agree on the price at which the car is listed. Here is a list of what you would receive as part of your car purchase (provided you want those parts, which are all brand new):

NEW Door Step Plate Thresholds (aluminum) for driver side and passenger side
NEW Rear window trim (aluminum) for both sides
NEW Rear Window Seals
NEW Windshield Trim (aluminum) for both sides
NEW Dash Trim Frame Set
NEW Sealed Beam Headlight Trims
NEW Headlight Assembly Seal
NEW Front Valance
NEW 'Targa' scripts for both side of Targa bar
NEW Bumper body Seal Set (extra long)
NEW Front Hood Seal
New Fresh Air Vent Grille
NEW Fresh Air Vent Frame
NEW Windshield Wiper arms (left and right)
NEW Windshield Wiper Blade Set
NEW Rear View Mirror

If you do not care about fully completing the restoration of the car (with new exterior paint, etc.), and you just want a fun driver, then here are some of the key things that are left (for you) to complete mechanically:

Install new Fuel Distributor ($495 plus labor)
Install new Fuel Injectors (I already purchased them and will include them for FREE in the sale of the car). According to the expert mechanic, the new fuel distributor and the fuel injectors will smooth out the torque curve when accelerating.
New tires (the current tires are absolutely driveable but the rubber is not fresh considering the car stood in a garage for years).
Properly secure door panels, speaker covers, etc. with some new screws.

If you prefer to fully complete the interior and exterior restoration of the car, then here are some of the key things that would be left to do aesthetically:

Exterior (Re-paint):
While I personally like the current candy-apple red exterior paint color and while it is definitely a head-turner, the color it is fading, chipping and/or peeling in some spots, so the car could use a new paint job if you want the car to look fully restored.

The interior leather and cloth of the Recaro Sports seats are in very good shape. So as long as you like the chocolate color of the interior (which a lot of people seem to like), then all you would have to do is fix a couple of cracks (from sun exposure) on the dashboard, plus exercise some basic TLC on the interior. For example, properly reinstall the speaker covers on both sides, tighten the screws on the door panels, and fix/align the inner side pockets/compartments on the door panels. My body-shop guy estimates that all of that shouldn't take more than 5-6 hours of labor.

Despite the fact that I have invested a lot in this car already, plus I am including several thousand of dollars of brand NEW, additional parts for FREE with the sale of the car, in order to quickly sell the car I am willing to let it go for $30000 (or best offer, provided you are at least in the ball-park of that price).
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