1976 Porsche 911S Targa

For a color that never seems very common on the roads I do seem to come across a lot of yellow 911s. I like yellow as a car color so that works for me! It’s been available in various forms throughout the 911’s existence and that’s why we tend to see them fairly frequently. Among the respective models they remain pretty rare, but along the entire range we see them often enough. This one, a Talbot Yellow 1976 Porsche 911S Targa with 93,044 miles on it, definitely fits that bill and given the lack of love the mid-year 911s tend to receive it may even end up coming in at a pretty good value. That yellow exterior is contrasted with a Cinnamon interior and it has the cookie-cutter wheels rather than Fuchs.

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1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

It feels like it’s been a long time since I posted an early 930. Like many early editions of a model there is a rawness to them not replicated by later versions whose evolutionary changes sought to smooth the rough edges. There are a few currently up for sale, but I’ve featured them previously. Meaning they aren’t selling. That might tell us something about the current market for these Porsches and helps explain why more of them are not coming up for sale. But this is the first I’ve seen of this one.

According to the CoA this is a Platinum Metallic 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera with Cinnamon interior and optional sport seats. It now sits with just 35,770 miles on it. The color combination, especially with the contrasting painted Fuchs wheels, really looks outstanding and the overall condition is promising. Given its age it looks to have been very well cared for.

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1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL

One of my favorite configurations of cars is ‘business on the outside, party on the inside’. A reverse mullet of sorts. What I mean is, a car that has a standard appearance on the exterior, usually a subdued color, but a totally bright and wild interior. Usually you can just peak inside the windows to see something happening in there and it is all the more interesting once you finally get a full look inside. Today’s car, a 1976 Mercedes-Benz 450SL up for sale in California, is exactly that.

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Motorsports Monday: 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera/DP935

The last few cars I’ve written up have involved a little detective work. To be honest, it’s something I really enjoy about writing for the site. And generally what we learn is that you can’t always take a seller at face value. No surprise there, right?

But that doesn’t mean that the car in question isn’t neat in its own right. Today is a great example of that. We have a racing 911. It’s air-cooled and it has many wings – associations that nod towards the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the 935 program was Porsche’s cutting-edge race technology. And it’s in one of the more iconic liveries of the period – the pastel green of Vaillant sponsorship associated with the Kremer brothers.

Is all as it would seem?

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1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

We’ve shown a couple of interesting green coupes so far this week and I’d like to add another to the mix. Strictly on color this Emerald Green Metallic 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera looks similar to the Mercedes-AMG GT R Andrew posted yesterday. The similarities mostly stop there, though there is a certain spiritual kinship between the 930 and most any AMG machine. The performance of either can be brutal – in the most positive sense of the term! – with dynamics that require your full attention any time you want to accelerate or brake hard. The technology helping direct the power of course differs markedly as do the levels of refinement. But if you want something you’ve got to grab by the scruff of the neck and then hold on for dear life I’d imagine either one of these could provide those thrills. So if this sort of green is your color, then here’s another option. And it’ll probably even be cheaper! It’s not often I get to say that about any 930, let alone a ’76.

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1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

This 1976 Porsche 930 strikes me as nearly the antithesis to the Riviera Blue GT4 I featured over the weekend. Whereas the GT4 showcases a wealth of modern technology wrapped in a vibrant hue bringing excitement and vitality to your drive, this 930 brings with it darkness and all of the potentially tricky dynamics of an early 911 Turbo. If you are a fan of the aggressive black visage that certain cars are capable of possessing, then this 930 should suit you in spades. It’s likely fast, loud, and raucous in ways that only older cars can be and certainly will lack the scalpel like precision of an instrument like the GT4. And while the GT4 will turn a lot of heads because of its grace and beauty, this 930 should do the same through the sheer force of its presence. You shan’t look away, for fear of being bitten.

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1976 Porsche 911S Coupe

Ice Green Metallic is one of those Porsche colors that we feature almost any time it comes up. It’s pretty rare; not one of those colors we see so infrequently that we don’t know what it is, but rare enough that one doesn’t come along very often. When we do see one it’s immediately recognizable. I sometimes wonder if for a rare color that recognizability is as important as the rarity of the color itself. It does help that it’s very pretty when in good condition. Here we see that great color draped over a 1976 Porsche 911S Coupe, located in Atlanta, with 91,618 miles on it.

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Year: 1976
Model: 911S
Engine: 2.7 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 91,618 mi
Price: Auction

This is probably the most fun driving Porsche I’ve ever owned. Its pretty original, updated Momo wheel, exahust, etc. Restored the body down to metal before painting it back to original Ice Green Metallic, which is pretty amazing. Original cookie cutter wheels have been refinished and powder coated black. It also has new bilsteins on it and has been lowered to more of a “euro” height, I think the stance is perfect now.

Let me know if you have any questions, just downsizing / simplifying.
On May-20-17 at 06:18:56 PDT, seller added the following information:
Had a few questions…Yes the engine is matching, also have 3″ binder of receipts and records going back to early 80’s, the headliner is also new and added photo of that.

Pretty much anyone familiar with a 911 will notice that this one is not entirely original. Mostly that lack of originality is in the interior since only the painted wheels stand out on the exterior. I do love that this 911S has the cookie-cutter wheels. I do not like that they’ve been painted black. Most of the non-original interior items are of the type that could easily be converted back to original should a new owner so desire so we probably can’t fault them too much. While we aren’t provided with the necessary documentation to support the claim, Ice Green Metallic is said to be this 911’s original color though. This one has been repainted and the paint looks in nice shape.

With all of that said, ultimately I don’t think perfect originality is what buyers necessarily would be going for with this 911 anyway. It’s a long way from collector appeal so if the modifications suit your aesthetic sensibilities, then it’s all to the better. Really, the most important attribute to investigate will be service history, a PPI, and some test time behind the wheel. If its maintenance is good and everything feels right, then that puts us on the right road. Bidding is even quite reasonable at $26,100. There are a few days remaining so we’ll see how much higher that goes, but there is no reserve so at the moment someone will be walking away with a pretty nice value for a mid-70s 911S.

-Rob

1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa

Time to return to one of my favorite conundrums: the Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0. Never made available for the U.S. market and produced in fairly small numbers worldwide, the Carrera 3.0 followed on the heels of the European Carrera 2.7 MFI. That car has amassed a decent following and commands strong value because of its close relationship to the 911 Carrera RS Touring. The Carrera 3.0, which lacks the 2.7 liter engine of the RS, has failed to achieve such regard. Its own engine possesses some cachet through its relationship to the iconic 930 Turbo, but I think most are just as likely to associate it with the later 911SC. Granted, a Carrera 3.0 isn’t exactly cheap, but relative to its predecessors it comes in at quite the value. The example here is restored and has higher mileage but in its current condition it looks quite good.

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Year: 1976
Model: 911 Carrera 3.0
Engine: 3.0 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 166,961 km (~ 103,745 mi)
Price: €90,000 (~ $95,783)

1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa – Restored 2008/2011

Highly collectable car one of the 1123 – Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Targa ever made!

Porsche Certificate of Authenticity – included

Restored and always serviced by a Porsche Specialist – with detailed invoices to proof.

All factory panels.

All factory welding Points.

All the panels without filler.

Impressive history file. Detailed invoices.

This car was first deliver in March 1976 in Germany.

Imported to Portugal in 1981

The Last Owner made some modifications that can be easily deleted:

Front Bumper of the Carrera 3.2 – personal taste question

Installation of 3 points security belts in the rear seats – In order to carry the kids in fully security.

Top Collector item.

90.000€

While this is somewhat anecdotal, prices for the Coupe versus the Targa Carrera 3.0 seem to show significant differences. The Targa naturally being the lower priced. That fact, along with this Targa’s current European location, will make it a tougher sell for US buyers, but we shouldn’t allow that to distract us from how wonderful these cars can be. The 2.7 gets all the accolades, but as its logical evolution the 3.0 warrants equal favor. And hell I love a Targa so I certainly have little problem with it.

This one isn’t entirely original as the seller has noted. I’m guessing it lost its whale tail at some point during its life and while I prefer the non-whale-tail look of any 911 Targa, I think buyers would probably prefer it were present here. Otherwise, it’s a lovely 911 and the performance should be quite enjoyable. Documentation is said to be thorough. With an asking price around $95K it’s not exactly cheap and while it might just be wishful thinking on my part at some point these have to take off like their predecessors, right?

-Rob

Paint-to-sample 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

I post this car knowing full well it must have some sort of problematic history attached to it, but I’ve yet to be able to figure out of what that history consists. Or perhaps the problem simply is that its history has proved too difficult to trace? Either way, this paint-to-sample Salmon Metallic 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera has been for sale for too long at what should be a reasonable price for there not to be something going on in its past that has dissuaded buyers from pursuing it. That it’s currently for sale by a dismantler, while somewhat curious, isn’t of significant concern to me at the moment since I’ve seen this car for sale through other sellers. It was even on auction back in 2015 at the Mecum Anaheim auctions and bid higher than the asking price here so someone was once interested enough. So what’s the situation?

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Year: 1976
Model: 911 Turbo Carrera
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 73,093 mi
Price: $139,999.95 Buy It Now

Here is a original Porsche 930 1976 3.0L Turbo in a rare paint to match Salmon Metallic.
Just over 73000 miles, runs and drives with no issues.
COA in hand. Original radio,tools, and AC compressor will be included.

Inspections are more than welcomed.

Feel free to call or email us at,
Los Angeles Dismantler
9819 Glenoaks Bvld
Sun Valley CA 91352
818.767.7243
Sales@LADismantler.com

Of course, everything here will come down to what price makes sense. This 930 was originally listed at $150K and that has now dropped to $140K so the seller clearly is willing to negotiate, though how much they’re willing to drop is something we’ll have to see. A full inspection is in need, but this Turbo is said to run with no issues. Other than lacking a little cleaniness here and there it looks in good shape. Not great, but good enough to know that a proper detailing should easily correct those problems. The seats pretty clearly look to have been reupholstered and it is safe to assume it’s been repainted. I suppose the worst case scenario is significant accident history or flood damage, but again this is where we’re in the dark and it’s where an inspection should provide clues.

I suppose the point here is that many of the more nefarious problems may not be present with this 930. Given that so many of the high prices we see are dictated by the collector market, then a 930 with little collector appeal – and given its time on market that seems to be the case here – should come in well under those high prices. Granted, someone simply on the market for a 930 definitely can find one cheaper by looking at the 1986-1988 model years. There are plenty of those available under $100K. But these early examples, especially the ’76, are much more difficult to come by and for the buyer who truly desires one the necessary legwork could be very worthwhile. This is a rare and interesting example of the 3.0-liter Turbo and maybe it still has plenty of life left in it. And who knows maybe it too can be had for under $100K.

-Rob

Another Kermit? 1976 Porsche 930

It seems just about any early 911 that is all green takes on the name ‘Kermit’. We’ve featured what might best represent the true and original example, a Viper Green Metallic 1979 Porsche 911SC. That 911 borrowed its exterior color from VW and it probably comes closest to mimicking the color of the famous frog. The one we see here uses Porsche’s own version of the similarly named color – Viper Green Diamond Metallic. It’s a little bit darker than Kermit himself, but still possesses that same sense of joy that’s really what makes these so appealing to many. That this version happens to be an early 1976 Porsche 930 should absolutely elevate it in the eyes of many collectors.

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