1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

In what has become my own mini theme-week, we have come across another rare color 911, though with this car that color rarity is enhanced by it being a Turbo Carrera rather than a standard Carrera. Here we have an Ice Green 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera with Tan interior and a very reasonable 60,632 miles, located in Florida. 1977 was the final year Porsche utilized a 3.0 liter turbocharged flat-six in the 930 and it is also one of the few years in which US cars were badged as a Turbo Carrera, rather than simply as a Turbo. Another minor difference is the whale tail, which was standard on 3.0 liter Turbos rather than what became the Tea Tray on the 3.3 liter Turbos with an air-to-air intercooler. So while these cars are down on power relative to the majority of 930s we come across they do possess their own uniqueness that separates them from the rest of the pack. The particular car here is further separated by the beautiful Ice Green exterior. It’s a fantastic metallic shade that contrasts well with the Black Fuchs wheels and one that we do not come across all that often.

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Year: 1977
Model: 911 Turbo Carrera
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 60,632 mi
Price: Reserve Auction (reserve met)

Very clean 1977 garage kept Porsche 930. Owned since 2/86. Runs great. Smoke free.

PayPal deposit. Possession of car, after bank wire.

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I’m actually surprised by the level of bidding this car has received given that the seller has provided very little information to help validate the car. But the auction’s reserve has been met so here we are. On appearance, everything looks in very good order both inside and out, and at just over 60K miles there’s sure to be a lot of life left in this beauty. At $61,100 the current bidding has been quite strong and I’ll have a close eye on this to see where it ultimately ends up.

-Rob

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6 Comments

  1. sold 2/28/14 for $61,544

  2. I owned a 1977 930 in ice green with black leather/plaid inserts, appx 70,000 miles. Bought in 2006 for $29,000. Sold in 2007 for $27,500. I was on the downside of that hill. Seems very, very upside these days. How many of us can say “Wish I hadn’t sold that car” … ?

    Pics. http://www.flickr.com/photos/windsorconsulting-dc/sets/72157594240180659/

    Original owner replaced the tea tray with the 1978 turbo whale tail, the red turn signal lenses with amber, and the wide black rubber bumperettes with the slim Euro bumperettes. Otherwise, all original down to the Blaupunkt radio with AM/FM/SW/cassette/microphone-recorder.

  3. My all-time favorite 911 color. Ironically I think I’ve seen more turbos in this color than non-turbos in this color. Hope the new owner enjoys it!

  4. Man, this must have sold just before the post went up. When I checked in on it this morning the auction was still going. Well, glad someone is getting a very nice car!

  5. there is an 87 Turbo for sale in another rare color Diamond Blue Metallic…
    this car received a complete stock engine & tranny rebuild to the tune of 24k by Bob Grisby in 2008
    the ask is 58k with 65k on the odo

  6. Unfortunately, or fortunately (depending on how you look at it) the bidding of $61k was not the sale price. I was told it ended early with the sale amount being much higher…these things have had quite a trajectory lately.

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