<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392

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1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe

Sold for US$ 97,440 inc. premium
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe
Chassis no. 9309700373
Engine no. 6790392

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

*Beautifully kept example of the legendary 930
*Believed to have less than 26,000 miles from new
*Accompanied with records dating back to 1983
*Presented with Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual, tools & jack


THE PORSCHE 930 TURBO

Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing program. 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 - only four speeds in the gearbox. It was 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."

Although the Turbo's characteristic flared wheel-arches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model, the car's 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

As one of the fastest, most raw and iconic-looking cars available on the market in its day, the Porsche 911-based 930 Turbo has rightfully earned its place as a legend. It is quite rare to find an example as cared-for and well-preserved as the excellent example offered here. This fine Turbo was completed at the Zuffenhausen based Porsche plant in 1979 and was one of the 820 examples built that year. It was imported and federalized into the U.S. by its original owner, a doctor living in Virginia. Finished in Guards Red with black leather interior, rare Turbo billboard graphics, and a factory sunroof, Turbo chassis no. 9309700373 indicates less than 26,000 miles on the odometer at the time of cataloging. It presents as an extraordinary survivor, having been off the road for the 15 years prior to 2015, and is accompanied with registration records and receipts dating back to 1983, documenting a 30-year, singular ownership.

This 930 has been kept in climate-controlled storage for most of its existence, and the benefits are clearly evident. In 2015, the long-dormant 930's paint and underside were expertly cleaned and detailed, revealing the full extent of its outstanding condition. In addition to the cosmetic work the Porsche received, an engine-out reseal and service was carried out, totaling a cost of over $26,000, which also included new head studs and rebuilding of the turbocharger itself. World-renowned Porsche specialist Carolina Coach Crafters was entrusted to perform the work.

This classic Guards red 930 Turbo is accompanied by its Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, owner's manual, tool kit, spare, and jack. This remarkable example represents a unique chance to turn the clock back and experience the thrill it is to drive and own a Porsche 930 Turbo.
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<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
<b>1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe</b><br />Chassis no. 9309700373 <br />Engine no. 6790392
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