1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera – REVISIT

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The beautiful Ice Green Metallic 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera we featured in early June is back up for sale, this time rather than a reserve auction it comes simply with a Buy It Now price of $119,500. Given the need for an engine rebuild that’s a tough ask, but cloaked in one of the absolute best colors from its period there’s definitely potential here.

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1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

I have really taken a liking to these early Turbos over the years. There is no one specific reason why I prefer them over the later versions of the 930, or even most of the later 911 Turbos, but it is the coming together of a variety of factors that really gets to me. Some of it comes down to appearance as the early cars, with the whale tail, appear somewhat sleaker, ever though their dimensions are the same as the later cars. They ARE lighter as the 930 gradually increased in mass during its long production run, with the early versions coming in around 300 fewer pounds than the final year 930. Add to that their historical place within the 911’s lineage and you get a really nice combination. The market has responded similarly as the first two model years (and the first year especially) have shown significant increases in value only rivaled by the final year 930, which was the only year to feature a 5-speed transmission rather than what had been the standard 4-speed. In a rare, period specific color, such as the Ice Green Metallic we see here (also known as Silver Green Diamond Metallic) these are catapulted into another dimension entirely showcasing both beauty and history in one package. That brings us to this: a 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, located in California, with 141,285 miles on it.

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1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

We talk a bit about 911 reliability around here and it is a well known trademark of the engines in these cars. But how about a 930 with over 200,000 miles on it? Given the much higher stress these blown engines tend to undergo a car like this one is truly a testament to the capabilities of these fantastic performance machines. This particular 930 has another treat to go with it. With some regularity we come across older Porsches with dubious claims about being a “one-owner” car, but this one here appears to be the real deal! One owner and one place of service for its entire 38 year and 200K mile existence, surely a rare thing to come across. Even better, this 1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, located in California, recently has come out of restoration and sits looking absolutely fantastic!

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Magnus Walker’s 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera

Here we have something special: a 1977 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera owned and rebuilt by Magnus Walker, aka Urban Outlaw. Walker’s works run the gamut from original restorations to fully custom-modified cars and typically his builds center around early 911s from the ’60s and ’70s. This Turbo Carrera sits nearer the original end of his spectrum; a car he returned to glory rather than try to take it into another dimension. And perhaps that shouldn’t surprise us given how great the Turbo Carrera was from the beginning. The looks, the performance, and the spirit are all pure 911, but turned up by a few degrees. Upon first release the 911 Turbo used a 3.0 liter flat-six mated to a 4-speed transmission. These are most distinguished from turbos produced from 1978 and later by their use of the standard whale tail found on other 911 iterations rather than the tea-tray and intercooler of the 3.3 liter turbos. Powerful, challenging to drive, and beautifully proportioned. Porsche’s initial forays into turbocharging the 911 made its sporting pretensions crystal clear and they have hardly looked back.

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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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