1980 Porsche 911 3.0 SC Weissach Edition
In the beginning I looked around but I couldn’t find the car I dreamt of, so I decided to built it myself. – Ferry Porsche
Since the very beginning of Porsche it has been the driving force to fulfill the customers dream of a perfect sportscar in every respect. Therefore it has always been possible to place orders with special wishes regarding extravagant colors or extras. In that matter a 1952 356 became factory ski-racks, a 1968 911S was equipped with snorkels for the London-Sydney Rally and a 1975 930 3.0 Turbo Carrera was manufactured with RS lightweight components, just to name a few of the clients requests.
As the company grew, Porsche decided in 1978 to establish a special department to take care of the clients special wishes going way further then what Porsche offered in their catalogues – the ,,Sonderwunschabteilung’’ was born.
Two years later, in 1980, the 911 SC went into it’s third year of production and was by now well established within the Porsche scene. In order to publicize the still quite unknown ,,Sonderwunschabteilung’’ Porsche decided to let the department create a limited special run 911 exclusively for the very important american market, the so-called 911 Weissach Edition.
The 911 Weissach Edition was produced in 400 units in total, 200 in black metallic and 200 painted in platinum metallic. The black paint called ,,Sonderfarbe Schwarz Metallic’’ was exclusively created for this limited edition and found its way into the regular Porsche color board not until the late eighties. Many years before Porsche regularly offered the ,,aero-kit’’, as an extra for the 3.2 Carrera, this special run 911 was equipped with a front and a rear spoiler. The rear wing (,,whale tail’’) was taken from the 1977 Turbo Carrera / 1976 Carrera 3.0 and modified in order to fit the non-turbo car. It is a full fiberglass lightweight spoiler with a metal framing which can, in this exact shape, only be found on the weissach edition. The wide 15 inch fuchs alloy wheels with a centre in platinum metallic are another special feature, which can usually just be found on Carrera 3.0s or early 930s.
But the most significant feature of this model definitely is the exclusively manufactured interior. This supercarrera has a three tone full leather interior containing red, doric grey and black. The upholstery of the turbo-sporting seats is made from perforated leather in doric grey with a red welt, the same red which can be found in the matching carpets of the car. The perforated black leatherette ceiling really brings the atmosphere inside this 911 to a round figure and creates an aroused and sporty atmosphere.
By now the weissach registry contains a number of 120 cars of this model. At a guess there are probably 200 survivors left in the world today, making this special run 911 a highly desirable collectors car.
|order code||M 439 / Sondermodell Weissach Edition|
2.993 ccm / 132 KW / 179PS at 5500 rpm / 265NM at 4200 rpm
1160KG / 7,0 sec 0-100 km/h / 225 km/h
|gearbox||915/63: 5-speed manual gear box|
|units produced||400 in total (200 in black metallic / 200 in platinum metallic)|
|interior||leather doric grey with red welt, red carpets, black perforated leatherette ceiling|
|wheels||wide 15’’ Fuchs alloy wheels in platinum metallic / Pirelli P3000 tires|
|extras||rear spoiler ,,Whaletail’‘, front spoiler, Bilstein sport suspensions B6 (green/Turbo), sunroof, air conditioning, passenger mirror, cruise control, fog lights|
|list price||35.607,04 $ (1980)|