The original Porsche 911 Turbo, or 930 as it is also know, is one of those landmark cars that defined the start of a new generation of vehicles. Before the Turbo, the 911 was a fairly lightweight, rear-engined sports car true to the Porsche tradition and which could trace its genes fairly directly to the original Volkswagen Beetle. Then came the Turbo. This car burst on to the scene in 1974 with a 3.0 liter, turbocharged flat six hanging out behind the rear axle. Producing 260 horsepower, power was delivery was less than linear, with a good bit of lag off the line followed by a brutal thrust forward towards the horizon. This was not a car for those with less than honed driving skills.
So fearsome were the characteristics of this car, that it gained a reputation over the years. In 1978, a larger 3.3 engine was supplanted and subsequent generations of 911 Turbos became more and more tame while offering up an increase in power each time around, culminating recently in the form of the 997 Turbo S, with 523 horsepower, all-wheel drive and a 0-60 time in under three seconds. Only the boffins from Stuttgart can possibly know what the latest, 991 series 911 Turbo will have in store for us.
So while we await a new Porsche 911 Turbo, now is a good time to look back at where the legend started. This silver 1979 Turbo for sale in California has low mileage and has benefitted from a professional respray. It still looks sharp and modern after all these years.
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter flat six
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Price: Reserve auction
Matching numbers – K27 turbo, new paint meeting factory standards. The Auto Gallery is proud to present this refined 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo with 4-Speed Manual Transmission.
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Juuuuust in case my E30 Cabrio didn’t make you feel weird enough on the inside, we’re going full-on Al Yankovic today with a BMW 3.0 CSi that has had E30 M3 fenders grafted on. It’s not that they did a bad job – in fact, I’m impressed they were able to pull it off as cleanly as they did. This car is just one of those “why?”s that may never be answered. I love the CSL – why not do those flares? I guess the E30 M3’s cache has spilled throughout the decades. It is on German eBay though, and I can only imagine what insanities German eBay contains. I’m guessing a nice assortment of micro-tolerance measuring devices and unthinkable “sensual” items. I’m not going to look, but I assume as much because it has to be combinations like that which explain this car.
BMW 3.0 CSI with front and rear wide fender extensions from the BMW M3 (E30) (Original BMW)! Vehicle was built with perfection by a vintage workshop. The car has been in hibernation for years and has now been woken up again. All fluids have been changed. Car has never seen rain. Total mileage since construction is approximately 8,000km!!
Engine: 3.0 L-Jetronic, Schnitzer head (complete), new bottom end, firing order manifold, oil cooler, electric fan, Sebring exhaust system, 5-speed manual
Chassis: Bilstein shocks, ALPINA stabilizers, ZF locking differential
Interior: New headliner, new seat covers, new carpet, RECARO seats, harness belts, VDO gauges
BBS RS-8 and 9×16, with 225/50/16 and 245/45/16. Almost every screw, cable, seal, etc. is new. Vehicle 100% rust free!!
Somewhat unique Porsche here, a Euro 911 3.0 liter Carrera. The average car fan won’t distinguish this from other similar era 911 vehichles, but the Porscheophile will take note of the Euro bumpers and the Carrera 3.0 badge on the trunk. Car comes with Bosch CIS fuel injection and a limited slip diff for better drivability.
101,000 miles show this car was enjoyed. The previous owner was a Porsche mechanic. The seller lists a ton of replaced and rebuilt parts and judging from the fact the photos are taken in a Porsche junkyard I bet I know where many of those parts came from.
This is a nice looking ride with the polished Fuchs alloys setting off the red paint. The $35,000 ask price is probably playing up the rarity of this car a bit much, but hopefully there is some wiggle room in there from the seller.
In the spirit of this weekend’s edition of the 24 Hours of Lemans here is a car that competed on the track. I suspect our lack of posts this weekend may have something to do with us staying up for the past 24+ hours enjoying a pretty entertaining Lemans.
This RSR has been up for sale a few places this year and has been listed a few times on eBay. The seller lists the car as having competed at Lemans, Daytona, Sebring, and more and it comes with FIA papers and history.
An original factory genuine RSR with race history is not going to go cheap. With a day left bidding is up to $260,000 with the reserve not being met. I saw the car listed in Hemmings for $600,000, on the dealer’s website for $595,000, and previously on eBay bid up to $500,100 ending with the reserve not met.
This would be a super car for major vintage racing events. Not for the faint hearted or slim walleted individual. The car could go to a museum, but deserves to be somewhere where it can see track time.
What an outstanding looking car. The BMW 3.0 CSL is a fantastic looker. The M Division set the tone for all future M cars with this and they sure started out on the right foot. When I think about the racing versions of this era CSL it conjures up the big bat wings and the pounding sound from the 400 horsepower six. There are still several genuine CSL race cars that make appearances at vintage festivals and they are a sight to behold.
This is not a racing model so you don’t have the huge horsepower engine, but you do have a car that weighs significantly under 3000 pounds with a plenty powerful engine. This car has the aerodynamic parts, wing and air dam, that really make the E9 look more purposeful over the standard chrome front bumper.
The seller lists the car as “basically a barn find” saying it sat for 20 years and then was restored in 2008. The mileage is listed as 5,359, which I suspect is since the restoration. With a car this valuable I’d want to know a bit more about the history and previous ownership. The car has a salvage title because of an accident. Which appears to have been fixed well. Normally just body damage on a single quarter panel isn’t going to get a car a salvage title, but who knows. I’d want to take a good look under the car to be sure there isn’t any weakened metal.
This car has had a 5-speed fitted for extra driver entertainment. The interior looks as spectacular as the outside. The cockpit with the clear VDO gauges is a classic look.
The underside looks like it has hardly seen anything, but clear dry asphalt.
Because of the modifications, restoration, accident, etc. this is not going to be a museum car.…
1974 914-6 Conversion for sale in Seattle
I tried to buy a 914 when I was 15 years old as a project car. Great plan, until my parents found out. Still, the dream of a street legal go-kart persists. Usually my dreams focus around cheap non-Porsche engine swaps, as most 914s leave a bit to be desired in the power department. Going the high class route would be doing a sweet swap with a more fortified Porsche engine, which is what we’ve found today. The list of enhancements is exhaustive; I’ll leave it to the seller’s words:
Body completing stripped, fenders reworked, acid etch primed and painted DuPont Chroma Black. The job included both front and rear trunks, engine bay with engine removed and door jams. The cost for this work was over $10,000 in 1993.
Suspension and Drive train-
Frame strengthened through welding, 88 Carrera front suspension, Carrera torsion bars, new front struts, 911S front calipers, 19mm master cylinder, turbo tie rods, 16’ 911 hubs, Automotion front and rear bushings, Otto’s rear hub kit with 911 rear hubs and 914-6 stub axles, Ted Hulse rear shocks, 165lb progressive rear springs, GPR through frame rear sway bar, 16×6 front and 16×7 rear refinished Fuchs alloys.
1981 911SC 3.0 liter motor, Dillavar head studs, heads reworked, 46 IDA PMO carburetors’, GPR Oil tank in right rear fender, DC Automotive 911 engine sheet metal, GT performance flywheel, Patrick Motorsports engine mounts, Permatune ignition, B&B stainless headers (no heat exchangers)
The car had 70,200 miles on it at the start of restoration and currently has 81,700, so it has travelled approximately 11,500 miles since the rebuild.
Exterior: Overall 8.5/10
Paint- DuPont Chroma Black- The paint on this is gorgeous. It has a deep and consistent shine with none of the orange peel they would have come with from new.