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1979 Porsche 930

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Do you like apples? No, this isn’t a Good Will Hunting joke. The color combination on this 1979 Porsche 930 reminds me very much of a green apple. It’s a bit more jolly rancher green than actual green apple green, but still that’s what comes to mind. Is that a good thing? Well, that takes us back to the question at the beginning. It’s definitely unique and I do think I prefer the tan over a black interior, which is probably more common with this sort of exterior color, but I think I’d need to see it in person to really get a good sense of how everything works together. For the 1978 model year Porsche increased the displacement of the 930’s engine from 3.0 liters to 3.3 liters and added an air-to-air intercooler, easily identifiable by the change in profile of the rear spoiler, which gave the 930 a nice bump in power – up 20 hp to 265 hp on US models. Perhaps of most significance here, 1979 was the last year the 930 would be available in the US until it was reintroduced in 1986. That tends to make them in higher demand than some of the later models, though not nearly as much so as the early 3.0 liter models.

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Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 52,000 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($107,890 Buy It Now)

1979 Porsche Turbo Carrera 52,000 original miles. This year is the “Holy Grail” for 930 collectors.

Unrestored original interior & carpet.

Freshly rebuilt engine including brand new piston & cylinder set & all Dilivar head studs installed, new main & rods bearings, conrod bolts,wristpin bushings and rebuilt turbocharger. Transmission overhauled with new syncro rings, dogteeth gears, and shift sliders.

Fresh major service with all new filters, fluids, spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor & braided ignition cable set.

New front and rear Bilstein struts and shocks installed.

Fuel injection warm-up regulator, manifold spacers and gaskets, and fuel injectors replaced.

Full stainless steel performance exhaust system with headers, muffler and waste-gate plumbing.The motor # is 6890583.

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Let’s return to that exterior color. We are not offered any verification that it is original to the car and given that the seller goes out of his way to indicate that the interior is original and unrestored, my assumption is that the exterior originally came in some other color (we also aren’t told the color but I’m pretty sure it’s Light Green Metallic, which was available at this time). I could be incorrect about its originality, but that uncertainty would help explain why this 930 sits unbid upon even with a fairly reasonable opening bid set at $84,900 and pretty low mileage at 52K. This isn’t the first time I’ve come across this car either so it could also be the case that something else is lurking, perhaps the color is original but it’s current motor is not. You get the idea. So that leaves us with a good deal of legwork to be done, but with the 930 market currently doing quite well that legwork could certainly be worthwhile for what would be a pretty unique color combination.



  1. JC
    JC December 1, 2015

    I looked at this car (as a gawker only) with my brother the other day here in Houston. I’m not informed enough to speak about its provenance or originality, but I will say that it looks and presents beautifully in the flesh. There’s a similar 930 at the same shop in silver with red tartan seats.

    Just gorgeous.

  2. Howard S
    Howard S December 1, 2015

    The photos are not detailed enough to tell whether it’s been painted. As you noted I do find it odd they list the motor ID number separately.

    IIRC the color is Thistle Green.

    It’s a great looking car. The red fan throws up a bit of caution. The infamous Motor Meister used to paint the fans red on the motors they rebuilt. Any car having a MM rebuilt motor would be a car I would not ever consider for purchase. Lets hope that’s not the case here.

    The “buy it now” price is fairly reasonable if the paint is original, and there is documentation from a decent shop on the motor rebuild.

  3. Cole
    Cole December 2, 2015

    Color combo is awesome! But i agree – legwork must be done, quite a few question marks about the presentation / listing.

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