The 1970s ended with a decade of trial and error for Porsche and by 1983 things changed when they introduced the Porsche 911 SC. If you were to ask me what my favorite Porsche was from this period, the sweet spot was 83′. I recently found one in Palm Beach that was black with a custom cranberry red interior I got to meet the owner and his son. Not long after posting the article Allen from Toronto wrote me to say that his father owned the exact same Porsche 911 SC but in Mocha, and I loved the story he told me.
He then sent me a photo (above) and I could tell the 911 was meticulously cared for because everything about it was perfect: the sunny afternoon sky was perfect, the Canadian flag flying proudly in the background was perfect, the three lobster traps neatly piled on a dock were perfect too. This Porsche 911 SC appears to be just washed, polished and parked on fresh cut grass. The image epitomizes a proud owner. Here is Allen to tell the story behind his dad’s Mocha 1983 Porsche 911 SC.
We took the Go train into Toronto to pick it up. He threw everything he had into it so it was our only family vehicle for years, all seasons and no snows for winter (he was a fantastic driver, raced boats as a youngster and drove rear wheel pick up trucks from the 50s).
A friend of his fashioned a seat on the transmission hump and a very rudimentary seat belt so that my sister could ride too. Beige interior with custom Cibie fog lamps (with outside wiring and switches!). He drove it for 27 years until he died. My brother and I got in a fight about it so we agreed to sell it to his best friend in BC. It sits there with 286K miles on it (imperial car then).
That car was really a huge part of our lives. I don’t know if the same holds true for the new ones. It was a different time. It was a Man’s car. My Dad was a Man in the old school sense. It really was a great colour (Mocha). Never saw another like it. At the time Red, powder gold, blue and silver were the rage. And fake Whale Tails.
Allen your dad sounds like he was an awesome guy, I wish I could have met him. He was a man who truly loved his Porsche thanks for sharing.
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