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1979 Porsche 930

I am going to return now to a long-time personal favorite of mine: a Black 911 Turbo. This particular example is the full menace, triple-black, configuration and while my own preferences lean toward black and tan, triple black always has enjoyed favor among a wide array of fans of the 911 Turbo. This is the version that brings the greatest level of aggression to match the car’s dynamics and it’s become the poster car configuration of many Turbos over the variety of 911 models. The example seen here, a triple-black 1979 Porsche 930 located in Nevada with a little under 60K miles, comes from the early years of the Turbo’s existence, though not one of the earliest 3.0 liter, non-intercooled, models. In many ways, this is the version that propelled the 911 forward through its combination of exhilarating performance wrapped in a package that retained a good deal of luxury and refinement. The 930 was Porsche’s statement to the world that they could compete with any automaker’s best while still producing a civilized machine when the driver sought a more leisurely drive. Not all supercars had to come with significant sacrifices!

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Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo Carrera
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 59,8xx mi
Price: $129,000 Buy It Now

A true original, bone stock, concours condition, known history from new, condition 1 car. A car for the most critical Porsche collector, ALL details correct, all original bits and pieces in like new condition unmolested and intact. All numbers matching, motor never out of car.

The only non-original items on the car are the engine sound buffer ‘pad’ that deteriorated into dust has been replaced with correct NOS…and Carrera chain tensioners were installed around 27K miles, otherwise, not tampered with.

All California compliant smog equipment is still intact and untouched since new. The car passes with ease every time.

These ‘survivor’ original cars are rare and commanding serious $$. This example is considered ‘high mileage’ at 59K miles. If the odometer read 5,900 miles you would believe it, it is an extremely excellent condition car in every way. It did benefit from pampered continual use, never sat and rotted. It drives and functions superbly.

It has been part of my personal collection of cars that is now mostly sold off. I first acquired this gem more than a decade ago. It has spent most of its years here locally between me and one other owner. The mechanic who has serviced it is also here locally. There really has not been much in the way of repairs, it was put together well at the factory and remains pretty much untouched.

It wears 80% of its original paint, in incredible near perfect condition. There are no visible flaws, dings, dents, scratches, blemishes or dirt anywhere, including under lids, jams, etc. It is in highly detailed mode right now.


This one looks in very nice shape and given the sharp increase in value we’ve begun to see with the early Turbos the price itself may even be relatively reasonable given the mileage and apparent condition. 1979 was the last year Porsche sent the 930 to US shores prior to its six-year hiatus from our market. That in itself has made these prized commodities and the number of examples we come across in good condition continues to dwindle. These certainly do not possess the performance value of a 930 from ’86-’88, but it looks like the time to buy is sooner rather than later.