Stéphane’s Porsche 911 SC Backdate in France

I bumped into Stéphane via the Cult of Porsche Instagram channel. He’s building a cool 1980 Porsche 911 SC backdate down in France, so I got him to send me some pics and explain his love for the badge.

“I’m 33, and live in La Rochelle in Poitou Charentes. I’ve loved Porsche since I saw one for the first time, maybe when I was 6 or 7. My father owned a 1966 911. It was the only “new” car he  bought. He drove a lot of cars (Jaguar Mk2, R8 Gordini, Audi Quattro, Mercedes 190SL, Mustang…) but the 911 was his favourite.

“My dad lost his good situation at the end of the 1980s and never had the ability to buy sports cars again. For me, the Porsche 911 was only an unaffordable dream. I worked hard and hoped to have my own Porsche and take a ride with my father. Sadly, he died in 2010.

Porsche 911 SC RS conversion

“I bought my first Porsche 4 years ago: a 2001 Boxster. A while later, I changed it for a 1981 Guards Red 911 SC. I then the red one to do some work on my house. In 2012, I found this 1981 Porsche 911 SC (above) in Perpignan with a 964RS conversion. Turns out it was in mint condition! I was not a huge fan of this colour, but it was a really good base for my project.

Porsche 911 SC Backdate R Gruppe 2

“When I bought it, I planned to respray it in black, with 17” Fuchs, but 17s are too heavy for my 204bhp 3-litre engine! So I decided to buy original SC bumpers and started to work on the body. One day, I some photos of the Gérard Larousse 70′ 911 and decided to backdate my SC.

Porsche 911 SC Backdate R Gruppe 1

“Inspired by the R Gruppe, Rod Emory, Magnus Walker, I made my own colour. The rest of the spec is like this:

  • Front wings, hood, and bumpers are in poly, from Rennspeed
  • Wheels: 7 x15 and 9×15 Minilite from Historika
  • Tyres: Toyo in 205/50/15 and 225/50 15
  • Bilstein Club dampers
  • Wevo shifter
  • BF Torino Nürburgring seats
  • Schroth 3-point harnesses
  • Nardi steering wheel
  • RS style door cards (homemade)
  • Aluminium grille on the rear (homemade, inspired by Kremer)
  • Dual chamber stainless steel exhaust (no brand, probably homemade)
  • Powerflex Black Series Bushes
  • Goodridge brake hoses
  • EBC Red brake pads

“I think the next stage will be adding a roll cage in a few months. I’d love a PMO conversion with 964 camshafts. Until then, I’ll drive, drive, drive and enjoy my new toy, hoping my father can ear my flat six.”

An excellent project and no doubt dad would love it: well done mate. Follow Stéphane on Instagram here.

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