1979 Porsche 911 Turbo

Amidst all of the wild excess of the Slantnose, which we’ve featured extensively of late, remains the heart of the beast: the Porsche 930. No matter how often we profile much more rare variants the original car invariably draws us back and we remember why many of those variants sprouted up in the first place. The 930 was a great car that combined style and performance and while the standard car is not as wild looking as the Slantnose it’s not exactly a Beige Camry either. The widened rear arches and that massive spoiler will stand out at any car show and the dynamic capabilities of the car still require a diligent driver. The particular example featured here is a RoW 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo located in Indiana with 51,561 miles.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 51,561 mi
Price: Reserve Auction

1979 Row Porsche 930. This car has no sunroof and is in original condition. Clean car owned for 14 years. This car is in collectors condition and is 100% original. You will notice that the windshield wipers are not on car. They are being restored and should be back in the coming month. This car comes with 14k in receipts.

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That this is a RoW car perhaps makes it slightly more interesting, though, to my knowledge, there aren’t significant differences between the various cars produced that year so I’m not sure that fact will drive the price much here. Hagerty shows a significant rise in 930 values over the last 6 months and the opening bid price here would be in line with those numbers (if a bit on the high end). The problem, however, is that we haven’t actually seen those sorts of prices materialize for the cars we’ve come across. All of that is to say that I don’t see this car hitting its reserve given the $85K opening bid set by the seller. This car should find a home though. It looks to be in very good shape and the mileage is pretty low, so some collector will surely scoop it up, it just probably won’t be for the price this auction is attempting to achieve.

-Rob

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5 Comments

  1. Finally! A gem among all the slantnose awfulness that’s been posted on this site of late.

  2. Funny, I’ve always disliked the slantnose, but seeing so much of it lately on GCFSB, they’re starting to grow on me a little bit (along with the 924 – what’s this world coming to?).

    BUT, the original 930 is still the best!

  3. As someone who grew up in the 80s, I like the slant nose! There, I admitted it. In fact, I had a framed poster of a Rinspeed 939 on my bedroom wall.

  4. I love the Slant nose Coupe, but the Cabriolet I’m not generally as excited about. It’s been strange, though, how many of these have come up for sale recently. I’m not really sure why, other than perhaps a bunch of people trying to capitalize on the market. But that’s why so many of them have been written about here.

    I will say: when I came across this 930 I was really struck by the overall lines and it served as a nice reminder of how much I like the standard design of the car.

  5. I have more of an issue with the infamous guards red than something being a slant nose. notice how many guards red porsches come up for sale? I personally think a small part is that the owners get sick of such a loud color!

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