1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053

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Lot 122
Highly original example
Less than 42,000 miles from new
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe
Chassis no. 9309800053

US$ 125,000 - 150,000
£ 91,000 - 110,000
Amended

1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe
Chassis no. 9309800053
3.3-Liter 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 Turbo
*Less than 42,000 miles from new
*Accompanied with records and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
*Stunning Silver Metallic over Red livery


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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 pampered and well-preserved as the excellent example offered here. This fine Turbo was completed at the Zuffenhausen based Porsche plant during August of 1978 and was one of the 1,200 US-market examples built for the 1979 model-year. The new Turbo was finished as it appears today, in the striking and vey befitting Silver Metallic exterior color (Z2), stunningly accented by a Light Red leather interior (95). Optional equipment included a limited slip differential enabling better use of the Turbo engine's brute power, electronically adjustable right side view mirror, Pirelli tires and an electric sunroof.

Today this stunning 1979 930 is presented in beautiful, well-preserved condition, and less than 42,000 miles are recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging. The car has retained its original Silver Metallic over Red livery since new, as well as its major components such as the matching-numbers engine. The car was been serviced and maintained as needed, and in 2019 a major service was performed by Auto Strasse Corp in Costa Mesa, CA. The car is offered with its Porsche Issued Production Specification document, books and tools. This classic Silver Metallic 930 Turbo is a remarkable example and represents a unique chance to turn the clock back and experience the thrill it is to drive and own a first-iteration Porsche 930 Turbo.



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  • Due to California emissions laws, please note that this vehicle may only be sold to an out-of-state resident for use outside of California or to a licensed automotive dealer
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1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
1979 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Coupe Chassis no. 9309800053
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