1978 Porsche 930 Martini Championship Edition

1978 Porsche 930 Martini Championship Edition

Martini’s sponsorship is fairly well known in racing circles and the connection to Porsche has been solidified for decades. Naturally, Martini cosmetic packages have been around nearly as long. While mostly used by racers who desired a more bonafide appearance for their track cars, the graphics packages available from Porsche found their way to street cars as well. We’ve seen them on the 911SC and the 924. In some cases, if you had a chance to step inside one of those machines you might come across something truly special: a Martini package that included an interior treatment. These are wild and certainly not for the faint of heart. The most sought after of all were the packages applied to the 930. How many were there? The numbers don’t seem certain as I’ve seen suggestions ranging from three total all the way up to eight! As you can tell, regardless of the numbers there were very few of these genuine 930 Martini packages produced. The car we see here, a 1978 Porsche 930, purports to be one of those few. Whether it is can be hard to know for sure and we aren’t offered a lot here to validate those claims other than the reputation of a dealer that tends to traffic in some very high caliber vehicles. If it is the real deal, then this 930 not only should make for a wonderful edition to any Porsche collection, but it will also be quite valuable.

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1979 Porsche 930

1979 Porsche 930

A funny little aside to open this post: when this 930 first came up on eBay the mileage was listed at 590,031. I thought, “holy hell that’s a lot of miles!” It would easily be the highest mileage 930 I’ve ever come across and it looked in pretty nice shape for that many miles. I wanted to know all about it. It’s history likely would be fascinating. Still, I suspected it was a typo. Especially since the seller made no mention of the mileage in the ad (you’d think something like that would come up). We all know that Porsche does some fantastic engineering work so perhaps it could be accurate, even on a 930. Well, it was a typo. The mileage is now shown at a more understandable 59,031. Darn. That removed what seemed the most interesting characteristic of this 930, but it’s still shown in a very nice, and rare, color so it remains worth our time. Here we have a Light Blue Metallic 1979 Porsche 930, located in Los Angeles, with a complementary dark blue leather interior and the stated 59,031 miles on it.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1984 Porsche DP 935-Kremer G5 Street 2

Tuner Tuesday: 1984 Porsche DP 935-Kremer G5 Street 2

When considering 1980s modified Porsches, there’s visually fine line between a poorly executed garage swap and a full-blood, racing heritage model. Many will be familiar with the name DP Motorsports, and though rare we have featured quite a few of the DP935 model. In fact, Rob looked at a pretty blue one earlier this year. However, while some love the racing-inspired lines and livery, many more detest the somewhat poser status. I say “somewhat”, because more often than not we’ve seen these DP 935s feature upgraded powertrains. But if you really want the chops to back up the Le Mans-ready looks of the DP 935, there was really only one place to turn – the Kremer G5 Street 2:

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1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

This 930 has such amazing contrasts and I love it. Granted in 1977 (or even today) a 930 wasn’t exactly a shrinking violet so it’s going to draw attention regardless of what color it is, but still this is pretty much plain ‘ole Silver on the outside. But check out the interior. It is everything and its existence almost seems impossible given the exterior. These are the sorts of options Porsche made available during the ’70s and even if I can admit that they might be tough to love on a regular basis they are still so great to see and a testament to the wilder side of this seemingly staid German marque. So here we have a Silver 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera, located in Los Angeles, showcasing a Red interior with Tartan inserts and only 10,960 miles on it.

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1979 Porsche 930 with 34 miles

1979 Porsche 930 with 34 miles

This is just absurd. The mileage, the condition, the price. Though interestingly not much is absurd about the color or options. It is in those regards a fairly standard example of an early 930. Here we have a triple black 1979 Porsche 930, located in Cleveland, with a mere 34 miles on it. How it is that a Turbo like this ends up with such low mileage, I have no idea. With unique colors, options, or models I can understand a collector buying a car with the intention of keeping it in such pristine shape. But on a standard black 930 I’m less certain how we get here. Regardless, here we are and even if there’s nothing particularly eye-catching about the color it is still a nice treat to see such a time capsule. Seeing this 930 is hardly different from walking into the showroom when it was new.

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1988 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

1988 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

Contrasts: they don’t always work, but when they do they create something that is much more interesting than the norm. I think we see this a lot with modified cars where contrasts in style become much more prevalent. With factory cars these contrasts usually come about through color combinations between the interior and exterior, but even more so when those colors appear to contrast with the ethos of the car itself. That is what we have here. The 930 needs little introduction. As Porsche’s turbocharged rear-engine Goliath it provided rewards to those able to master its dynamics and treachery to those who could not. Subtle is probably the last adjective that might be used about it. In neither appearance nor performance is it anything approaching subtle. Cassis Red Metallic seems a near opposite. A color that is both vibrant and also soft that may even suggest playfulness. It’s beautiful in a way that belies the nature of the 930. When combined we get a stark contrast, one that has been found on many Porsches before and after it and which remains one of my favorite hallmarks of the brand. Does it work? That will be up to individual buyers. But it’s about as far from triple black – the über aggressive alternative – that we can get.

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1988 Porsche 930 Coupe – REVISIT

1988 Porsche 930 Coupe – REVISIT

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The Guards Red 1988 Porsche 930 Coupe with Mahogany interior, which we featured back in June, remains for sale. The seller appears to be quite motivated as his asking price continues to come down with each passing auction. It now sits at $112,500 and given the mileage and somewhat rare interior color the pricing doesn’t seem too bad.

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1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

Looking at this Porsche 930 I immediately feel like Homer Simpson, “Mmmmmm, double chocolate.” Less drooling though. Technically the interior color isn’t considered to be chocolate, but one look pretty much confirms that’s just a matter of semantics. It definitely matches the Bitter Chocolate exterior. Like with a few other 911s I’ve featured recently this one showcases a period-correct appearance that is very difficult to found outside of the ’70s. While not everyone may be enamored of the exterior color – I happen to think the interior is fantastic and will have broader appeal – for collectors a period-correct example should garner a little more notice, and given the asking price this one is aimed directly at collectors.

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1979 Porsche 930

1979 Porsche 930

This Black Metallic 1979 Porsche 930 with Cork leather interior has been around for a little while. I can’t remember exactly when I first saw it, but I’d guess it’s been on eBay consistently for a couple of months now. I mention this primarily because I assume at some point this seller will have to come to terms with where the market is valuing this car rather than the price at which they want to sell it. Of the various auctions I’ve seen most have received zero bids with a couple coming in with a bid or two, but remaining right around the $75K starting bid. Why feature it? Well, I do like the car; it’s a nice color combination and Black Metallic isn’t very common on early 930s or 911s in contradistinction to non-metallic Black. It would be great to see it in lighting other than under the fluorescent lights we see here, but even so it still looks good. Throw on a set of black Fuchs in place of the chrome and the whole package should come together nicely.

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1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

1987 Porsche 930 Coupe

As enthusiasts we have a variety of reasons for finding joy in automobiles. Whether it’s outright performance or just the pleasure of a relaxed drive in a vintage machine we are drawn to the engineering, the style, and the pleasure of the total experience that comes with ownership. Among this wide variety I think there is one aspect that almost every enthusiast enjoys seeing in another car: one that has been both well cared for and also driven and enjoyed. These are the cars that have actually been used for the purpose they were built. The one we see here, a Granite Green Metallic over Grey Green 1987 Porsche 930 Coupe located in Maryland, seems to fit that bill well. Given its age we can’t really say it’s high mileage at 114K miles, but that’s still a good number of miles on a 930. Most importantly, even with those miles the condition looks excellent. The seller notes a couple of minor electrical issues, but otherwise this 930 appears to be ready for a new owner to step right in and enjoy.

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1979 Porsche 930

1979 Porsche 930

A couple weeks back I featured a 1977 Porsche 911S in the fantastic combination of Minerva Blue over Cork. It was wonderfully beautiful and while the ’77 911 is coming along in appeal it remains one of the less desirable models. Well now we have that same great color combination, but on a model that takes our desire up a number of notches. Here we have a Minerva Blue Metallic 1979 Porsche 930 Coupe, located in Oregon, with Cork leather interior and a scant 20,426 miles on it! The paint is original, as is the interior. The only thing missing are some pictures of it in the sun so that we can really see that blue paint pop.

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1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

This 930 really takes us back to the ’70s. Sitting in Siena Metallic over Tan this 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera shows us where Porsche’s iconic Turbo began. This particular 930 began life as a US market car, but has subsequently found its way to Britain where it still resides. The 930 brought a bit of dramatic flair to the 911 line with its widened rear and whale tail, not to mention the much increased power all still being delivered only to the rear wheels. Porsche had certainly showed this kind of drama in its racing builds and translating those efforts to the street seems to have worked quite well.

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1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

This is a first: I have never seen this color on any Porsche let alone a 911. Here we have an Apricot Beige 1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet, located in Cleveland, with Mahogany leather interior and just 21,575 miles on it. Apricot Beige was only offered for two years and this is the only year it would have been available on the 930. So we have a final-year 930, meaning it has the 5-speed transmission rather than the 4-speed the 930 had borne for its entire existence, and a rare exterior color only available during that final year. While the color isn’t likely to garner the widest appeal since its fairly obscure and doesn’t fit into most people’s typical preferences, the combination of these details should draw attention. I think that this is a Cabriolet actually helps this color as the contrast with the interior stands out more and on a Coupe I don’t know if it would look quite as good. It certainly would fit the personality of the 930 even less so than it does here.

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Tuner Tuesday: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet

Tuner Tuesday: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet

There are days when I look at my Audi Coupe GT and think I did it all wrong. I stripped it out, made it hot and uncomfortable; too loud, too stiff, too track biased. It’s fun to drive in short bursts when it’s not hot, or cold, or raining, but there’s a bit of regret that I’m not able to drive and enjoy it more regularly. And it’s too black – it looks fantastic when it’s briefly clean, but every single scratch, nick, and scuff stand out like pimples on a teenager’s face before prom. But, you’d say, it’s a lowly Audi Coupe. Most people don’t even know what they are, and even 95% of those who do wouldn’t care if I made it however I wanted it to be. But what if I had a bigger budget? And, what if I was even more crazy?

I might have made something like this 911. It started life as a ’87 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Maybe. But then someone had an idea, a lot of drugs, and even more money. The result is an absolutely crazy 935-inspired 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet that is so wildly awesome and horrible at the same time you’ll never unsee it:

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1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe – REVISIT

1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe – REVISIT

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The 1987 Porsche 930 Slantnose Coupe we featured back in January 2015 has come back up for sale. Nothing much appears to have changed over that year and a half as it’s still being offered by the same seller, has a similar – though slightly higher – price tag, and only 200 extra miles on the clock. The market went through a bit of a roller-coaster since the last time this 930 was featured and I will be interested to see if it now sells.

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