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Early Porsche 930 Roundup

Earlier this week I featured a very pretty Emerald Green 1976 Porsche 930. As I then looked around through other auctions I realized it wasn’t the only early 930 currently up for sale in an interesting color. In fact, there were quite a few. It doesn’t make much sense to feature each individually, as much I might like each one. Thus, roundup time!

These aren’t the only early 930s currently for sale, but they are the ones I thought looked the best. They are a fairly diverse group coming in colors both light and dark, vibrant and subdued, and with mileage ranging from the very low (15,054) to somewhat high (115,826). Three of them are Paint-To-Sample and the one that isn’t comes in one of our favorite colors on Porsches from this period. And we even have both engine sizes represented. None of these are boring.

So without further adieu, let’s take a look at these great machines:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera on eBay

Year: 1977
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 72,523 mi
Price: $139,000 Buy It Now

This 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera was delivered to its original owner in Malibu, California by Roth Porsche+Audi of Salem, Oregon in October 1976. Now showing 72k miles, this example is #101 of 727 US-spec 930s produced in 1977. It is finished in paint-to-sample Casablanca Beige Metallic over a leather-to-sample interior, which also features factory sport seats. The car remained with its previous owner for over 30 years, and during that time a rebuild of the numbers-matching turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six was commissioned along with a full repaint. The original 4-speed manual transaxle received a new clutch assembly at the same time. Records are said to document consistent maintenance, including a servicing in March of this year. This blue-plate 930 is now being offered with its original owner’s manual, warranty and maintenance books, a Porsche CoA, and a clean California title.

A 2010 professional repaint was commissioned in the original paint to sample Casablanca Beige Metallic and remains in a perfect condition. A slight blemish in the right taillight was incurred during the repaint.
16″ staggered Fuchs alloys are shod in BFGoodrich G-Force tires. The trunk contains the factory spare, as well as the original jack and tool kit. Additional factory options included a power passenger-side mirror and an electric sunroof.

The interior was finished in a leather-to-sample color from the factory, and the Turbo-exclusive Blaupunkt Bamberg radio remains in place. Aftermarket additions appear limited to a period anti-theft keypad. The odometer currently displays 72,523 miles, which is correct based on known history and records.

Factory sport seats benefit from new upholstery, and detailed gallery photos of the interior highlight the condition of the leather, carpets, and touch surfaces.

The turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six and 4-speed transmission reportedly benefit from consistent maintenance throughout their lifetime, as documented in the included records dating back to new. A full rebuild was commissioned by the longterm previous owner in 2006 at 71k miles. Work was performed by specialist TRE Motorsports and included:

New main, rod, and intermediate bearings
New Goetze piston ring set
Replaced rocker arm shafts
Valve job with new guides, springs, stem seals, and valves where needed
Crankshaft inspected and micro polished within factory tolerances
New chains, ramps, idler pulley gears, and cam drive gears
Additional work performed by TRE included an inspection of the turbo, replacement of the fuel injectors and mounting blocks, a new cap and rotor, spark plugs, and new clutch assembly. Compression readings indicate a consistent ~120 psi across all cylinders and are shown in the gallery.

Stamping #6870064 confirms the engine as original. The stamping #7770162 on the 4-speed transmission is shown in the photo gallery and also corresponds with the CoA.

Numerous photos are available highlighting the condition of the undercarriage and suspension.

The Porsche CoA can be requested, confirming the original powertrain and color combination

The original owner’s manual, warranty and maintenance books, and tools are included in the sale, as are the records pictured above

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera on eBay

Year: 1977
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.0 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 61,097 mi
Price: $179,000 Buy It Now

1977 Porsche Turbo Carrera in Rare Ice Green Metallic over Cork Leather, Original 61K Miles, Certificate of Authenticity. Matching Numbers. Full Original Interior without any Re-Dye or Re-Upolstering. Paint in exceptional condition. Runs and Drives Excellent. No Leaks or Issue. Sunroof Works Perfectly, Books and Maintenance Booklet. Trades Welcomed and Financing Available. Shipping World Wide. Serious Inquiries Call 201.310.0048

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Porsche 930 on eBay

Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 15,054 mi
Price: $199,999 Buy It Now

Porsche of South Shore is delighted to present this stunning 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo. Finished in Paint-to-Sample Light Yellow over Black, this One of One 911 Turbo is in showcar condition from top to bottom. Owned previously by 2 Porsche collectors, it has had a recent $18,000 Engine-Out Service with full documentation and photos. The exterior paint is 100% original (paint meter is consistent), and free of any rock chips. The interior is all original with zero dyes or repairs, as is the carpet which is in excellent condition. The cosmetic condition of the 911 Turbo is truly amazing for an original vehicle. There are zero mechanical issues, and the car pulls strong and clean to redline.

Meticulously maintained, this 911 Turbo is ready for any discerning collector!

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1979 Porsche 930 on eBay

Year: 1979
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 115,826 mi
Price: $138,500 Buy It Now

1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Coupe 3.3L

You are looking at one of the most well documented 1979 Porsche 930’s to ever hit the market. It is an original paint to sample coupe with black leather interior. It has full chronological documented history all the way back to 1989, including interior upholstery samples and 930 technical service books. Original matching numbers with certificate of authenticity from Porsche. 115,826 miles on the odometer. It is always garaged when not being used and is very rarely driven by the current owner unless going to local Porsche events and shows. The engine and transmission were both refreshed at around 110,000 miles. It drives and handles incredible and the maintenance history shows how well it has been cared for by all of it’s owners. The exterior is in fantastic shape. The paint was also recently refreshed to the complete exterior. The front lip spoiler was just replaced with a factory genuine. The interior is also in great shape. The seats have no tears or damage. The driver seat does have a very small blemish area on the lower left bolster which is not uncommon on these cars that have the Sport Seat option. All of the gauges and equipment inside the vehicle is functioning correctly. It really is a true driver vehicle; come out and see it for yourself!

VIN/Chassis: 9309800974
Engine number: 6891309 (matching)
Transmission number: 791846 (matching)
Exterior color: Paint to sample / 99 (anthracite gray)
Interior material color/type: Black Leather/60
Original options from factory:

California equipment
Limited Slip Differential
Electric exterior mirror
Black roofliner
Electric sunroof
Recent items addressed:

New front brake flex lines
Brake fluid system flush
New front Bridgestone RE71 tires, road force balanced
4 wheel alignment
Fuel tank bottom coating refinished “refreshed”
New rear banana control arms
New rear sway bar links
New rear wheel bearings & wheel seals
New front lower ball joints
Items included with vehicle:

Complete service & maintenance history binder
Factory original complete tool kit
930 Jack
1979 930 Factory specifications booklet
1979 930 Factory service manual (PDF on flash drive)
930 Tailored car cover with bag, cable & lock
Original spare tire
Original 12v Air Pump
Original owners manual
Certificate of authenticity from Porsche
Original keys and spare key
Being sold AS-IS. No warranty expressed or implied. This vehicle is being sold as private-seller.

If you would like to come and see the vehicle please give us a call to 954-345-7877. Ask for Mike or Taylor!

There’s a lot to look at here with a good bit of the color spectrum represented. And this group doesn’t include the Minerva Blue 930 I featured last week, which also is still available. I should note that we have featured the Light Yellow 930 previously. It was up for a no reserve auction last year that ended prior to auction’s end. So we don’t know what it sold for. Regardless, it’s back up for sale (and the priciest of the group).

So, which is best?

Without getting into the details of documentation and originality, the Ice Green Metallic 930 is my favorite. It’s the best color combination and I’ve always had a preference for the early 3.0-liter Turbos so that’s the one I’d have. The price is pretty high all things considered, though a ’77 does generally show pretty good value.

Which do you prefer?



  1. Arun R
    Arun R October 22, 2017

    I am a sucker for green colored cars – so hands down ice green !!

  2. Greg
    Greg October 23, 2017

    I am torn between the PTS beige and Ice Green turbo Carreras. The Green car has the edge as it appears to be an original survivor with lower miles, although the beige car has been almost completely restored. As the market for these has definitely cooled down I think both prices are ambitious. I am thinking $110k for the beige car and $125k for the Green car.

  3. JA
    JA October 23, 2017

    The PTS gray ’79. While the market values the 3.0 cars, the early 3.3s are better in every way but scarcity. The beige PTS was RNM on Bringatrailer. Think it got to $103, so $110 w/ the 5% fee or so. Too many miles + repaint + new interior for the collector dollars. Also odd to see the later cars priced the same as the earlier.

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