The Gulf Blue 1984 Porsche DP935 we featured back in October is still up for sale and remains up for a reserve auction. These cars typically have more limited appeal, but for those who would be interested in adding one of these machines to their collection this one looks in quite good shape. And they are undeniably unique!
Every now and then among the browns and reds and blacks of the late-70s we come across something a little brighter. A flower amidst a field of earth. These colors are not necessarily a rare thing for Porsche itself, who has always provided a variety of pastels and other brighter hues for its owners – not to mention the possibilities available via paint-to-sample – but they are still very much outnumbered by many of the standard colors. And while we see yellow 911s with some frequency, it is very rare that we come across a yellow 930. Why we might find fewer turbos in this sort of color relative to the standard 911, I’m not sure, but it seems to be the case. Here we have just such a beast: a Talbot Yellow 1979 Porsche 930, located in Missouri, with 63,166 miles on it. It would be six more years following this model year until Porsche enthusiasts had the option of purchasing a 930 again, making the 1979 models quite appealing on today’s market.
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I’ve featured a few modified 911s lately and in each case part of the appeal to me was that each seemed to be a well-executed build that didn’t try to do too much. While each was unique in itself, each also easily would be recognized as a 911, but one that had been turned up a notch in certain ways. This 911 is…not like that. It is not subtle, it is not understated, and it’s been turned up a lot. The 930 Slantnose always has been a car that epitomized ’80s excesses so it makes sense to use that as a base for this kind of build. This isn’t a factory Slantnose, but rather a 930 that has been converted to the Slantnose body. But one look at the rear tires reveals that under that body is no normal 930. The built turbocharged flat-six is said to be delivering 450 hp to those rear tires. The transmission also was rebuilt and I assume it is the same 4-speed unit that came standard. The interior received some attention in the guise of a roll bar and a set of Recaro Pole Position seats, but I think it is the drivetrain modifications that will interest most buyers. With around 200 additional horses available over a stock 930 the performance of this machine should be seriously spirited and require significant attention. The 930 has been known as a widow maker and the overall look and build of this example suits that moniker to a tee.
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We’ve come across a number of interesting 930s over the past weeks. The 930 itself is a car with which readers should be quite familiar and it is not at all uncommon for us to find them for sale. With that said, the variety appears to have increased lately with a number of them in more interesting color combinations crossing our path. With prices across the 930 market having shot up over the past year we probably shouldn’t be too surprised to see some sellers trying to take advantage and test that market with these rarer alternatives. The example here, an Oak Green Metallic 1979 Porsche 930 with Cork leather interior and 65,256 miles on it, continues that trend of more interesting examples.
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Pairing some racing graphics with the highest performing variant available seems like a winning combination, right? Well, that’s more or less what we see here with this Silver 1977 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera that has been complemented by a set of Martini graphics. In the world of available Martini decals this is actually one of the more subdued options Porsche made available in the late-70s and early-80s. They provide a nice talking point, but without making it appear as if you’re trying to pass your car off as a racer. There are few more recognizable graphics in racing than Martini and Porsche’s long history of running their livery has made them a popular choice for those who desire to help their Porsche stand apart just that little bit more. Oh, and it also has a Lobster Red interior. For those who are fans of these red interiors, and I count myself in that group, it’s a fantastic color.