1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera

This one checks a lot of boxes. I won’t call it perfect and there’s certainly some questions, but the car itself as it presents here should prove quite desirable. Here we have a 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera. I’m not 100% sure on the exact color since we aren’t told what it is, but I think it’s Signal Green. That’s a great start in and of itself since I love these early Turbos and that’s a great color for any Porsche. The interior is a fairly standard black interior, though it is fitted with sport seats. If you’re looking for one of Porsche’s very unique tartan or pascha interiors from this period, then this one won’t fit that bill, but a standard black interior isn’t bad either and everything looks in good shape. I should point out that this 930 has been fully restored; we aren’t looking at an entirely original example, but that restoration looks to have been of high quality. So while this isn’t one of those rare as-it-left-the-factory examples it still shows as an example that will transport you back to the days of its original production. We can only hope it’ll drive as good as it looks.

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Year: 1977
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 104,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

I am selling my 1977 Porsche 930 turbo. The car was recently restored, pretty much a nut and bolt
restoration. The work was done in San Diego, Ca. by good quality shops. Interior was done by Autobahn Interiors, the body and paint was done by GA Coach Works and the mechanical was done by Personalized Autohaus. Invoices on all work done. Every system was redone.
Most of the ‘hard parts” are original to the car except front windshield, wheels, tires and stereo. The “soft parts” rubber trim, hoses etc. are new.
The car was restored back to as near as original as possible including the original smog equipment. The car is currently registered and fully street legal (smogged) in Ca.
Car runs perfectly as if new off the showroom floor.
The reason for selling is I am retired and have been selling off my collection of over 20 cars.
Most of the good stuff is now sold. I will soon have a 70 914-6 all original and 83 Renault R5 turbo II ready to sell.
Please serious buyers only. Get the ok from your wife and have your money ready to go before inquiring.
Happy to assist with shipping.

Our questions here are of the standard variety for a restored machine. We aren’t provided anything to attest that the exterior and interior specifications are as this 930 originally was delivered. That documentation will be a necessity given where the starting bid of this reserve auction has been set. This seller looks to be aiming for top dollar and that will mean it’s the correct colors. We’ll hope the sport seats too were how it was originally built. We’re told that invoices for all restoration work are present, but we aren’t told much else. Given that it’s been fully restored having a documented service history would be a nice bonus, but I don’t know that you worry too much over it. You would like to know its ownership history though, even if just to be able to impart some sense of the life this car has lived and the people who have enjoyed it.

If this is Signal Green, then I think it should lead to a pretty high price assuming all of the above checks out. Green has seen a resurgence in popularity of late among those clamoring for PTS 911s and that might help this older example achieve even better numbers than it might have a few years ago. That Signal Green always has been a desirable color serves to benefit it even more. Bright green, of course, isn’t a color for everyone, but on a vintage Porsche like this it really suits the car well.

I think that’s overall where everything rests here. The car looks great so it’s just a matter of verifying everything is as it should be. We’ll see whether all of that can be sorted during the time of this auction.

-Rob

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4 Comments

  1. No Porsche CoA or any receipts from the shops pictured? Um…..

  2. Signal green is maybe a more current color. My guess is “Conda Green” as the color of this 930.

  3. Could the original green be showing on the fuel tank next to the spare?

  4. MrMan, I think that’s black. It has a green tint to it from a reflection off the fender.

    John, Signal Green first was available in ’76 and I’m pretty sure was available on the 930 in ’77. Conda Green is another possibility, but I think in ’77 it’d have had to have been PTS.

    I do think the seller would benefit quite a bit by providing some of that basic info.

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