While it would likely be too much to say that the Porsche 930 created the 911’s image as a high performance car that required an equally high degree of skill, there’s little doubt that the 930 helped cement that legacy and propel the model forward. These cars were intended to raise the bar for Porsche performance into supercar territory and for the most part it was a success. Beginning with the 1978 model year, Porsche increased displacement from 3.0 liters to 3.3 liters and added an intercooler in order to bring power up to 300 hp. With the addition of the larger whale tail on the Turbo the car’s looks were aggressive enough to suit its performance. The car featured here is an excellent looking 1978 Porsche 930 that comes in the rare combination of a Bamboo Beige exterior over a Cork leather interior. While it has just under 55,000 miles it’s seen a fully rebuilt engine along with the refreshing of most other components.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1978 Porsche 930 on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 54,941 mi
1978 PORSCHE 930 TURBO -2 OWNER CALIFORNIA CAR USA MODEL – Bamboo Beige Exterior, With Cork Leather Interior. Factory A/C, Factory Electric Sunroof, 16inch Fuchs Wheels, Full Rebuilt Mechanicals Including FULL Engine Overhaul With Disassemble That Is “Balanced and Blueprinted” Producing “400HP” At The Flywheel With $63K Of Receipts. New Mahle Pistons, Transmission Overhaul, New Axles, New Oil Cooler, New Clutch, New Tires, New Paint, Extensive Service Records With Original Owners Manual. This 1978 930 Turbo Represents itself as an EXTREMELY FINE EXAMPLE.
This really is a stunning looking car. I love the interior color, and while I’m less enamored with the exterior color it’s fairly rare and is period correct. Overall, the presentation is excellent and this is an eye-catching 930 in a way that is more subdued relative to a few of the wilder color options that we’ve seen available. The asking price here seems to be well ahead of the market. The built engine is a nice touch, but I don’t think we’ll see a 930 even in this pristine condition fetch just shy of $100K. These are, however, highly desirable cars and it wouldn’t be unthinkable to see the market reach this point eventually. We just aren’t there yet. Still, an excellent example of a Porsche icon!
Most of this dealer’s cars they are selling are high-end with very specific maintenance requirements, yet none of their ebay ads (or on their website) list any maintenance history and their ask prices are way above market.
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