The limited special models of the Porsche 911 have always been among the most sought-after collector’s items.
Once the second limited edition, the “911 Signature”, had sold out in next to no time on the American market in 1976, fans of the Porsche company in the US were forced to wait for another four years until the next limited edition made its appearance.
The Porsche 911 SC “Weissach Series” was launched in model year 1980, but again only for the important US market. German Porsche enthusiasts had to endure a further wait of two years for the first limited edition since model year 1975.
With the aim of promoting the recently opened special wishes department and celebrating the motor sport and development successes of the new development centre in Weissach, this special edition was given the name “911 SC Weissach”. It was marked out by the equipment options number M439. A total of 400 cars in this special series were built and offered for sale at a basic price of US$ 32,000. Half the vehicles left the factory finished in Black Metallic; the other half came in Platinum Metallic.
The special models in the Weissach Edition series were lavishly equipped. All vehicles came as standard with a front and a rear spoiler with additional fog lamps integrated into the front apron. The rear spoiler was taken from the 911 Turbo 3.0 and underwent minor adaptations. The equipment was supplemented by Bilstein shock absorbers, an additional wing mirror on the passenger side, an electrically operated sunroof, an electric aerial and four speakers for the radio. Also included as standard were 15-inch Fuchs wheels with hubs and spokes painted Platinum Metallic. The combination of these special wheels with the spoilers gave rise to a sporty, but not overly aggressive look.
High-class Interieur for the Weissach Edition
What later became the Porsche Exclusive factory put together a high-class interior, decked out in red, light grey and black. The Turbo sport seats were covered with leather in Doric grey and featured a perforated central area with burgundy piping. The colour of the piping was also reflected in the vehicle’s carpet. Moreover, all the cladding parts in the interior were lavishly covered in leather. The black perforated leatherette roof blended harmoniously with the sporty but, at the same time, thoroughly classy interior of this exceptional ‘Eleven‘.
Alongside the jubilee 911 model from 1988, built in celebration of the production of the 250,000th Porsche 911, the Weissach Edition is a worthy addition to the ranks of the most beautiful limited editions.
11 Anniversary models and special series in the book about the G model
In our book about the G-model from Porsche, all eleven anniversary models and special series are presented in individual chapters:
- 911 Carrera RS 3.0 Model Year 1974
- 911 2.7 „25 Years Driving in it’s Purest Form“ Model Year 1975
- 911 Turbo 3.0 RS „Von Karajan“ Model Year 1975
- 911 2.7 Signature Edition Model Year 1976
- 911 SC 3.0 Weissach Edition Model Year 1980
- 911 SC 3.0 50 Jahre Porsche Model Year 1982
- 911 SC/RS 3.0 Model Year 1984
- 911 Carrera 3.2 Club Sport Targa Model Year 1988
- 911 Carrera 3.2 250.000 Modelljahr 1988
- 911 Carrera 25 Jahre 911 Modelljahr 1989
- 911 Turbo 3.3 S „Sonauto“
To this day, the G-Model is one of the most popular series of the classic nine-eleven. "Porsche 911 G-Model THE BOOK 1974-1989" is published in a limited edition of 1989 copies.
Special features in this book
- Detailed purchase advice and price developments.
- Extensive information on all eight special models.
- Unpublished documents and photographs from the Porsche archive