<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425

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Lot 107
1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe

Sold for US$ 106,400 inc. premium
1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe
Chassis no. 9307800407
Engine no. 6870425

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

*With the current owner since 1978
*Highly original and impeccably maintained
*Striking Desert Beige over Brown leather factory livery
*Fastidiously maintained matching numbers engine
*Extensive history file with original purchase documents and 40 years of service history


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 was not 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 (e.g. 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 U.S., the Turbo was not imported for the U.S. market between 1979 and 1984, but returned 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

Bonhams is honored to offer this phenomenal 3.0-liter Turbo Carrera on behalf of its 40-year caretaker. After an exhaustive search for a very specific build, the consignor's car broker was able to locate this 1977 example that had covered just over 5,000 miles at Carlsen Porsche in Redwood City, California. The car was adorned with code 516 Desert Beige paint over a brown leather interior with dark brown carpets (a requirement of the consignor). The period color scheme is spectacular. The car was optioned with a limited-slip differential and an electric sunroof. As part of the purchase, the consignor traded in his 1974 911 Targa.

Throughout its entire life, the Turbo has lived in Northern California and been maintained to the highest standards. Regular services have been consistently carried out and are extensively documented in the car's immense history file. Less than 1,000 miles ago, the car received an extensive engine service, refreshing any worn items with correct specification parts. Having always been protected by multiple layers of protective coatings, both the original paint and interior are in fantastic condition. At the time of cataloging, the car had covered just 88,567 miles, although thanks to the impeccable and continuous care it has always received, presents, and drives as if it were 1977.

In addition to 40 years' worth of service receipts, the car is accompanied by its original dealer's price label, purchase agreement, COA, Jack and tools, and manuals. The 3.0 Turbo Carrera's are highly sought after by the collector community, and for good reason as few—if any—cars can offer the thrill that the Turbo provides. Finding an example in such unique colors that has been maintained by a 40-year caretaker and enthusiast to this level is not something that is easily replicated.
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<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
<b>1977 Porsche 930 3.0 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9307800407<br />Engine no. 6870425
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