1976 Porsche 911 "Turbo"911 Turbo Carrera
Year of manufacture1976
Number of seats2
To Be OFFERED AT AUCTION WITHOUT RESERVE at RM Sothebys' Amelia Island event, 8 - 9 March 2019.
- One-off color combination; Albert Blue over Light Grey
- Well-optioned example; 57,340 original miles
- Numbers-matching drivetrain
- Porsche Production Specifications certificate
Offered is a stunning, fully numbers-matching, low-mileage 1976 911 Turbo Carrera delivered in the one-off combination of Albert Blue (325) over Light Grey leather.
The 911 Turbo, internally designated the Type 930, was unveiled to instant acclaim at the 1974 Paris Auto Show as a 1975 model and marked the transfer of Porsche’s turbocharging technology from the track to the street. The 911 Turbo Carrera, as initially dubbed in the U.S., arrived in American showrooms in 1976. The 930 was the quickest and fastest production car Porsche had ever created, boasting a 0–60 time of about five seconds and a maximum speed of almost 160 miles an hour. Turbos carried radically widened fender flares to accommodate larger wheels and tires, and their soon-to-become iconic “whale-tail” rear-deck and front spoilers helped pin the car to the road. The 911 Turbo was top-of-the-line in all aspects, loaded with a limited-slip differential, a luxurious full leather interior, electric sunroof and mirrors, a rear window wiper, driving lamps, headlamp washers, and an entertainment system.
Its first owner specified both paint- and interior-to-sample (Code 99), choosing a color that had been offered by Porsche in 1972 and 1973. The dealer installed a set of Pirelli P7 tires, a pair of European headlamps, special 23-channel Blaupunkt stereo, rear fog lamp, and European tail-lamp lenses, which pushed the price to a substantial $28,570. After passing through the hands of two more enthusiasts, this car was acquired by the consignor in 2013 with the odometer reading 57,075 original miles, prior to which it had been given a sympathetic cosmetic restoration by California Porsche Restoration. The work included a partial repaint of any rock-chipped areas and new leather interior from Autos International. The engine received a top-end rebuild at that time as well. The consignor notes that the car was most recently serviced in late 2017.
This head-turning 911 Turbo Carrera is supplied with a Porsche Production Specifications certificate, correct spare wheel and compressor, jack, tools, owner’s manual, and service invoices.
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