The 1978-1983 911SC (the basic 911) represents yet another high-water mark for the model, performing capably and in the spirit of the 911 classics, but with just enough practical concessions needed for daily driving. With 68,080 produced, SCs represent a great entry point for the new Porsche driver.
Into the late 1970s, the lux-trimmed, turbocharged 930 (1974-1989) continued its popular run, only to be stopped by U.S. emissions regulations in 1980. The model was not sold stateside again until 1986, though cars were certainly imported via the gray market. (Thirty years later, such cars may require significant coaxing at smog time.)