1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373
Lot 11
Extraordinarily well-kept, low-mile example
1977 PORSCHE 930 3.0 TURBO COUPE
Sold for US$ 170,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373 1977 PORSCHE  930 3.0 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9307800362 Engine no. 6870373
1977 PORSCHE 930 3.0 TURBO COUPE

Chassis no. 9307800362
Engine no. 6870373

2,994cc SOHC Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
245bhp at 5,500rpm
4-Spees Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Extraordinarily well-kept, low-mile example
*Desirable early 3.0-Liter, US-Delivery 930 Turbo
*Striking Copper Brown over Dark Brown leather factory livery
*Matching numbers example
*Offered with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity



THE PORSCHE 930

"It offers the finest blend of ultimate performance and refinement I have ever come across..." – Paul Frère on the Porsche 911 Turbo.

Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing program, and it was the then FIA Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, which spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911/930 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-liter Carrera RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph. But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best-equipped 911 and amazingly flexible - hence only four speeds in the gearbox - being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph in 14 seconds.

What set the 930 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this stupefying performance was delivered. Comparing the Turbo to similarly quick 'he-man' cars such as the Holman & Moody-tuned Cobra 427 and the Ford GT40, Motor's Roger Bell reckoned what made the Porsche so different was that it "hurls you forward with similar velocity but in an uncannily quiet and effortless way. To be shoved so hard in the back that you need high-back seats to keep your head on, yet neither to feel nor hear anything more than a muffled hum, is a very odd sensation indeed in a car."

The Turbo's characteristic flared wheel arches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. For 1978 the Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 liters, gaining an intercooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph. Due to strong emission regulation in the US, the Turbo was not imported for the US market between 1979 and 1984, but retuned in 1985, now equipped with upgraded Motronic engine management systems. Targa and Cabriolet versions were also introduced. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 930 Turbo sold in the thousands, arguably becoming the definitive sports car of its age.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Offered here is a beautifully kept, low-mileage example of the desirable, original 3.0-Litre 930 Turbo. The 362nd example built of the 727 car model-run of that production year, this exceptional 930 was completed at the Zuffenhausen Porsche factory on January 28th 1977, finished in the very unique special order color Copper Brown Metallic. A US market example, it was finished much as it appears today, with its looks neatly set off by black-center Fuchs alloy wheels shod on Pirelli tires, and equipped with electric sunroof and limited slip differential. Inside, the 930 Coupe is fully equipped with top-of-the-line features, and trimmed in Dark Brown leather with matching premium carpets.

The new 930 Turbo is believed to have been delivered through Salt Lake City, Utah based Porsche agency Dave Strong Porsche – Audi from new. The car is said to have had just two, long-term owners before being purchased by the consignor, a Southern California based enthusiast. While with the consignor, the 930 has been thoroughly serviced, and a new interior has been installed, matching the original one installed in the car when purchased. The cars mileage of less than 32,000 miles is in fact believed to be the cars actual mileage from new, and upon close inspection one will experience a very original and unmolested 930.

Today, this era-evoking 930 3.0 Turbo presents beautifully throughout, and is accompanied by the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity and an original owners manual. With many original finishes throughout, this car presents very well, and retains its original, matching numbers engine. Combining the unmistakable looks of a classic Porsche, the powerful Turbo motor, and the collectability that goes hand in hand with its low production figures, this extraordinary 1977 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe will not disappoint.
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