1979 Porsche 911 SC, 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet and 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet on Porsche of Colorado Springs showroom floor

Meet the G-Series Porsche Classic Lineup at Porsche of Colorado

G-Series Porsche Classic Models at Porsche of Colorado Springs

Labeled the G-Series by the Porsche community, the second era of 911 models remains the longest-running generation to date, spanning from 1973 to 1989. Over the 17-year period, nearly 200,000 G-model vehicles were sold. The turn into this era brought some meaningful design changes to the 911, which gained a raised bumper design with black plastic bellows, three-point safety belts and seat-integrated headrests – all added to appease U.S regulators and consumers. Learn more about this era of 911 history when we explore the origins of three G-models currently housed at Porsche of Colorado.

1979 Porsche 911 SC1979 Porsche 911 SC

Introduced for the first time in 1979, the Porsche 911 SC (Super Carrera) stands as Porsche’s first attempt to appeal to a broader market. Lapping into the Super Carrera’s second year on the market, the 1979 Porsche 911 SC carried an updated version of its 3.0-liter flat engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. The fine-tuning lifted max power to 188 bhp from the model’s original 180 bhp. Other defining features include:

  • Fully galvanized bodyshell
  • Anodized black window surrounds and door handles
  • Brake servo
  • 15″ cast aluminum wheels
  • Electrically adjustable exterior mirrors


1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Introduced to the Porsche lineup in 1982, the Cabriolet body style brought a defining fabric hood and plastic rear window that could be manually stowed for top-down treks. For 1984, the Carrera got an updated 3.2-liter flat six, producing 207 horsepower and 192 lb.-ft. of torque using regular unleaded fuel. Here are some other distinctive features found on the 1984 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet:

  • Bumpers with black bellows
  • Electrically adjustable exterior mirrors
  • Anodized black window frames and door handles
  • Headlamp rings in exterior color
  • Taillight panel with red-reflective
  • Porsche logo Integrated fog lights in front apron
  • Side direction indicators


1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet

Grazing the end of the reign of the G-Series, the 1988 Porsche 911 Carrera updated its standard offerings, adding electric seat height adjustment to the list. The model’s wheels gained some bulk as well, increasing to a width of 7 inches in the front and 8 inches in the rear. In 1987, the Carrera’s engine returned to running on premium-unleaded fuel, which increased horsepower to 217 and torque to 195 lb.-ft. Other updates seen in the 1988 911 Cabriolet include:

  • Stiffened anti-roll bars
  • Cabriolet convertible top electric motor latches
  • Lowered seats


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