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1981 3.0 SC 'Hot Rod'


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With other commitments and new projects, I need to start thinking about parting company with my SC.

Current spec:

1981 MY SC

1st Registered Dec 1980. Current mileage 99.7K

1981 MY Grand Prix White – Sport Specification – Registered Dec 1980 - should be TAX exempt after April 2021.

I started this project with the best SC I could find. The previous keeper owned the car for 17 years – entered for concourse shows etc.

Rust free shell, GRP front wings, steel frame ducktail, original style front and rear GRP bumpers on steel (front) / aluminium (rear) bumper mounts. Sunroof delete using welded in ‘wheeled’ steel panel.

Also available 3.2 rear spoiler & lid finished in matching white.

Bodywork repainted December 2011 with Deltron base and lacquer in the correct Grand Prix White (908).

Underside of the car has been refinished

Alloy under tray.


The engine development has been continual project over the last 10+ years. The first rebuild was to replace the head studs and investigate the condition of the internal components.

Upon initial inspection the engine was found to be still within manufacturing tolerance – hone marks on bores, cams & rockers as new etc.

Current specification:

10.5:1 forged Wossner pistons

Modified ‘S’ camshafts – GE40 profile

Hydraulic chain tensioners

RSR flywheel, Helix cerametallic paddle clutch (sprung centre) with lightweight alloy competition cover

Heads – large port / valve Euro spec 3.0 heads (39mm ports)

Designed to rev to 7500 rpm current build 244 bhp

1.5 inch stainless RSR headers

‘Crab’ Magnaflow 2 in 2 out silencer or a ‘quiet’ Dansk 2 in 2 out silencer.

40mm carburettors on magnesium manifolds matched to port sizes. Rain hats and ITG filters sit on top of the carbs.

Standard Bosch distributor modified with custom advance curve and springs to match cams

964 Turbo rear engine mount & polyurethane bushes fitted in all engine / transmission mounts

The engine tin has been replaced with GRP parts

Current output is 244 BHP

Other engine options available – 3.0: 200 – 270 bhp or 3.6 / 3.8 350+ bhp


The transmission is a 915 type fitted with a Gripper LSD – plate type

Wheels – 1 set 7 & 8 x 15 pressure cast hi-magnesium alloy 5 spoke – finished in satin gunmetal.

1 set 7 x 15 ATS cookie cutters finished in gloss silver


Boxster (986) front calipers with DS2500 pads

3.2 rear calipers with DS2500 pads

930 master cylinder

3.2 discs front & rear

Goodrich steel braided flexible lines

Rebuilt pedal box

Oil / Cooling System

Mostly new oil lines with the exception of original front to back hard lines

Front mounted Setrab oil cooler


All re-bushed using poly or neatrix bushes - except the front ‘A’ arm bush - this is a solid delrin type bush. New rear ARB drop links, Turbo front steering arms and steering rack spacing/bump steer kit.

Standard ARB’s and front torsion bars

26mm (Turbo) Elephant rear torsion bars

Standard front ‘green’ Bilstein sport legs

Rear - adjustable Gaz shock absorbers


Lightweight RS carpet set fitted

RSR ribbed rubber front mats

Momo Prototipo with a 20mm spacer

Porsche crest Motordrive composite seats – black

Motordrive seat mounts

RS door cards (old type with leather strap & fiat 500 door handles) with net pockets.

TRS 6 point harnesses

Safety Devices rear cage with diagonal and harness bar.

Heated front screen – green tint to match factory glass

Basic Nakamichi RDS radio with CD, door mounted JVC speakers and aerial hidden in luggage compartment

Sucro headlight relay

Original jack, spare wheel and tool roll

Cat II immobiliser & alarm system

2 sets of keys & immobiliser fobs (1 key for doors and ignition)


Viewing welcome once COVID restrictions allow.

This vehicle is offered for sale at £52,000.







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