Reader Ride: 1982 Porsche 911SC

Time for another edition of DT’s questionably named Reader Ride feature which was originally called Reader Rides, and alternatively Reader’s Ride or Reader’s Rides, but like a hungry bear in a campground — tense don’t matter. Anyway, we’ve decided to standardize on Reader Ride and this one is a winner — reader Tamas’ 1982 Porsche 911SC.

Year / Make / Model / Trim ?

1982 Porsche 911SC

How long have you owned it?

I have owned it for 7 years. I was 21 when I bought it. This was my first real car, whatever car I had before it doesn’t count.


Why did you buy it? 

Well
when we were in high school back in Romania, me and my friend used to
play NFS porsche 2000. After I moved to the states a friend of
mine/former neighbor asked me if I wanna go for a shotgun ride on
Mulholland. I did. Derek’s car was a 82 SC and it was setup for auto
x. Derek being a class winner also added to the fun factor(yes I was
screaming). Fast forward I sold my 93 RX7 and my Tahoe the same week and
bought my 82 911SC.

What do you use it for (commute, fun, racing…etc)?

I
can say I use it for everything. Been on most of the tracks here on the
West Coast, I drive it daily when I get the bug, vintage rallies, weekend
getaways, canyon rides, and grocery getting.

Is it stock or modified? If modified, please list some modifications. 

It’s modified. I guess the most significant modifications are all performance oriented.

I had the motor torn down and rebuilt.

High
compression, 3.6L cams, cat bypass, M&K muffler, rsr aluminum
flywheel. Transmission reworked with wevo shifter, beefed up suspension
22/28 torsion bars, 21 smart racing through body front sway and turbo
rear sway bar. There are more visual and smaller mods like the reversed
vipers, backdated heater, amber lights, prototipo wheel, turbo seats, factory
style RS rollbar and 5 point harness.


What was the most memorable day in your car (proposed to wife, 3rd child born in back seat…etc)?There
are many great memories. I guess the one worth mentioning is the one
when I got the car impounded and I almost got arrested. It happened on
the last day of Targa California last year. Officer Gomez took my car
and left me and my navigator in front of IHOP 100 miles from home at 10pm hungry and tired.

What was the most catastrophic failure of parts/components?

Well
I caught my transmission before it grenaded, but I did manage to break a
piston on Willow Springs. Hence the engine tear down and mods.


What makes you want to keep owning this car?

I
owned and driven many cars. But anytime I get behind the wheel of the SC  its like I’m home. It fits me like a glow. I love the smell of gas, oil
and leather in the cabin. I love that mechanical engine sound. I like the
fact that its a difficult car to drive, that it challenges me, that it
constantly tries to kill me.


Will you ever sell it?

I
would rephrase that question to would you ever sell it? And the answer would be no. I think these 911s were made to last a lifetime. After all
these years it still can surprise me and that’s why I’m still in love
with it.

Here are some photos from different periods of time. First is the current one.



Ed- This looks like an awesome combination of daily driver, track rat, and clean classic.

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Year / Make / Model / Trim ?

How long have you owned it?

Why did you buy it?

What do you use it for (commute, fun, racing…etc)?

Is it stock or modified? If modified, please list some modifications.

What was the most memorable day in your car (proposed to wife, 3rd child born in back seat…etc)?

What was the most catastrophic failure of parts/components?

What makes you want to keep owning this car?

Will you ever sell it?

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