1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271

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Lot 88
Less Than 7,000 Miles From New
Optioned With Rare BBS E50 Wheels

1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE

Sold for US$ 132,000 inc. premium
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE

Chassis no. 9308800410
Engine no. 6880271

3,299cc SOHC Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
265bhp at 5,550rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes

*Highly original example of the legendary 930
*Exquisite condition inside and out
*Equipped with period date-coded BBS E50 alloy wheels
*Cool Grand Prix White over Brown livery
*One of the most raw and exciting production cars ever built



THE PORSCHE 930 TURBO

Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing program, and it was the period Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, that spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911 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 911 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this astounding 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 inter-cooler 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. Sadly, US Porsche customers were only able to enjoy the newly enlarged Turbo for a couple of years before increasingly tough emissions legislation forced its withdrawal from the North American market. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

One of the most raw and unbridled cars available on the market in its day, the 930 Turbo has rightfully earned its place as a legend, and it is quite rare to find an example as original and unfettered as the one offered here. This fine example was completed at the Zuffenhausen based Porsche plant in May of 1978; the first production year for the 3.3-Liter 930. According to the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, this Turbo was finished much as it appears today; built to US-specifications and equipped with electric sunroof, two side mirrors and Pirelli tires. The exterior color was Grand Prix White as seen on the car today, and the interior was completed in dark brown leather.

According to the cars maintenance book, the new Porsche was delivered through Jacksonville, Florida based legendary Porsche dealer, Brumos Porsche, on July 29, 1978. The car appears to have crossed the US shortly after delivery, where it was serviced at the Beverly Hills, California Porsche agency in March of 1979, and again at Chuck Iverson Porsche in Newport Beach, California in June of 1979. The car is believed to have remained in California for several decades; it is known to have been owned by a Lompoc, California resident in the 1980s, and was purchased in Southern California by the current owner, a Texas based enthusiast.

Today, this highly original 930 presents extremely well throughout. The cars interior appears to be original, as does most other finishes throughout the car. Many of the original factory marks and decals are still in place, and what could very well be the cars original Blaupunkt cassette-player radio is fitted in the dash. The car is equipped with the era-evoking BBS E50 alloy wheels; a typical and Porsche-approved optional alloy wheel for the late-1970s 930 Turbo's. The wheels are all date-coded '78', so they could very well have been installed on the car at Brumos Porsche from new. The 930 is complete with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, original air compressor kit and space-saver spare, owner's and maintenance books, and retains its matching numbers engine.
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1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE  Chassis no. 9308800410 Engine no. 6880271
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