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Value of 1980 SC - Convertible Conversion

Pricing? Thoughts on a 1980 SC Cabriolet conversion. White / Black. Paint in very good condition and interior all original. 180K miles on chassis but 1K on completely rebuilt engine (pistons/values/etc.). All mechanical are in really good working order and the car is really solid.

Car has been modified:

- Formerly a targa. Professional conversion with brand new roof, supports, etc.
- Cup wheels 7/8 combo.
- Turbo tail.
- 3.2 Carrera front valence with fog lights.

Overall, the car shows really well. Obviously, not original but a nice driving car. $24K-$25K?
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Way high, you can buy a rear 911 cab in that range
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No way. Worth less than a Targa. We aren't talking a Ferrari Daytona that had the NART conversion by some guy. I wouldn't pay $16K. I say it's worth $15.9K. I wouldn't go more. Who needs some kind of story or conversion on a common car? A real cab would cost that much. It's never going to be worth it.
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Back in the day, some company in the West SF Valley had a kit for cab conversions that was a bunch of flat steel bars that bolted together. They 'blessed' certain shops to do the conversions. So 'professional conversion' has a somewhat malleable interpretation.

If done with factory Porsche parts and with OE or OE equivalent canvas, the car could *almost* be worth as much as an unmolested Targa.

Someone will pay in the low $20s for it - perhaps no one here, but the buyer is out there.
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Thanks for the info. I questioned the logic of the conversion too, as well as all of the money to make the care something it was not. Trying to get friend who owns it a realistic target on the sale price. The conversion was done using OEM parts at a substantial cost by a well known shop in the area - which begs the question as to why the shop didn't just tell him to sell the targa and buy a cab. Cheers.
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Thanks for the info. I questioned the logic of the conversion too, as well as all of the money to make the care something it was not. Trying to get friend who owns it a realistic target on the sale price. The conversion was done using OEM parts at a substantial cost by a well known shop in the area - which begs the question as to why the shop didn't just tell him to sell the targa and buy a cab. Cheers.
Heh. Unfortunately, there are a lot of shops more interested in revenue than the interests of their customers. On the other hand, Porsche only made a Cab on the SC chassis for the last year of that model's production. They aren't very common.
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4 years later...thoughts on value?. Working with owner to make it more original - 6/7 fuchs and a flat engine lid. Car was driven less than 1K miles since my original post.

Obvious pro: new engine. Con: not original cab. Thanks.
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Upper $20s if it's nice.
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These cab conversions are not that uncommon, and not that hard to do. I’ve seen 3 in the last couple of years. Porsche even published instructions of how to do it. There is a thread in the not distant past about one being converted back to a targa.

Don’t sell it short, there is a butt for every seat. Start at the price for an equivalent cab and go from there.
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Nothing wrong with a well done conversion using factory parts; not difficult to return to stock.

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cab conversion

Best value with all the people here is to sell the rebuilt motor and trans for 15-20k.I see a value here for a driver at 25-30.If it is done well then what could the naysayers buy fo r that?Ciao Fred Good pics would help.
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