1979 Porsche 930

I’m going to end this week more or less where I began it with an early Porsche 930. This time, however, we have one of the early 3.3 liter models, rather than a 3.0 liter, draped in the ever menacing combination of triple black. Like the Grand Prix White 930 the week began with, this 1979 Porsche 930, located in Oregon, sits with very low mileage and is sure to garner plenty of attention wherever it might go. We have seen with the various 930s featured this week that asking prices continue to surge upwards for the earliest and latest model years. Of course, each of these asking prices probably has been too high for the current market to support, but there does appear to be a significant difference developing among the various years. For a collector, these are the cars to seek. For a driver, buyers would be better suited seeking a good example from ’86-’88 as they can typically be found for quite a bit less money.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 28,708 mi
Price: $149,995 Buy It Now

Stunning 1979 930 Turbo in Black/Black…just came out of a private collection…with only 28k original miles ! A remarkable find, this is an impressive example of an original 930 Turbo 911. Paint is beautiful, Leather interior all original, Leather still glove soft, Leather Dash in outstanding original condition. First owner in California 1979 until 1987, Second Owner moved here to Oregon and traded in 2012 for a GT2, Third Owner/Collector owned 2 years drove less than 300 miles, Limited Slip, California Equipped (only 347 were in 79), Recent engine/trans out reseal and clutch completed by Authorized Porsche Dealer along with new tires front and rear, Battery, full service, etc, Porsche COA, No expense spared, truly outstanding in every detail. We are proud to present such a rare opportunity for the next owner of this Iconic Supercar ! Great records from last owner for reseal, The car comes complete with the original owners manual and the Certificate of Authenticity along with the air compressor and tool kit,, this car is AMAZING !

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For this kind of money, this is more like it! This 930 presents in the sort of condition and with the sort of wear that we’d expect from a 911 with this mileage. The paint looks in nice shape with good depth and the interior shows the kind of crispness commonly seen in low-mileage vintage cars. As stated, I think the asking price is a bit high, but these early examples are becoming increasingly rare and especially in this sort of condition. So while this is likely too much to pay now, we probably aren’t too far from where these numbers will be surpassed.

-Rob

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5 Comments

  1. I never really “got” the black thing. I know guys who buy only black cars, given a choice. They think it looks menacing or mean or elegant or whatever. To me it looks difficult to maintain, hot (in the traditional sense), and obscuring of the details that make beautifully designed cars interesting, and it tells me the owner might be slightly color-obsessed. The black cult seemed to be at the peak of its power during the 930 era, although there are plenty of M-Bz S-Class black obsessives around, too…..

  2. For some, and I include myself amongst those, the depth and beauty of a well-waxed black car is unrivaled. It can be incredibly hard to maintain that look, but when it’s on it’s on. I prefer black and tan to triple black, but I can see the appeal of either one.

  3. It is very difficult to maintain a black car and keep it clean but when it is there is nothing better IMO. I ask myself the same question when I see all of the other colors that I consider odd ball – brown, burgundy, tan, green? When I see the two sitting next to one another I just don’t understand why they even paint cars in those colors. To each his own.

  4. Turning the wheel on this 930, in a parking lot, must be quite a workout. Front rims look good, but not factory spec.

  5. I see I’m in the minority on this one….and happily! Legions of 930s are black (and Guards red, for that matter). If I had ordered one from new I think I would have spec’ed a special order paint from the 1970s palette….viper green, tangerine, etc.

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