1979 Porsche 911 "Turbo"930 Turbo 3.3 Sunroof Coupe
Year of manufacture1979
Mileage34 524 mi / 55 561 km
Electric windowsYesSunroofYesClimate controlYes
Exterior brand colourBlack
Interior brand colourBlack
Number of doors2
Number of seats4
ONLY 34,524 ACTUAL MILES
VIRTUALLY CAN NOT BE TOLD FROM NEW
LAST YEAR FOR THE HIGHLY DESIRABLE FIRST AMERICAN RUN OF 930 TURBOS
ONE OF ONLY 1028 PRODUCED FOR THE US MARKET
RETAINS NUMBERS-MATCHING ENGINE AND GEARBOX
FULLY DOCUMENTED WITH ITS PORSCHE CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY
ACCOMPANIED WITH ITS ORIGINAL OWNER'S MANUAL, JACK, SPARE, AND TOOLS
RARE AND HIGHLY SOUGHT-AFTER TRIPLE BLACK COLOR COMBINATION
HIGHLY OPTIONED EXAMPLE
DRIVES AND PERFORMS FLAWLESSLY!
SIMPLY ONE OF THE BEST 930 TURBO'S ON THE MARKET TODAY!
TREMENDOUS INVESTMENT POTENTIAL!
A DREAM FOR THE PORSCHE COLLECTOR
FACTORY AIR CONDITIONING
FULL LEATHER INTERIOR
TINTED GLASS THROUGHOUT
LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL
The magnificent 1979 Porsche 930 911 Turbo 3.3 Sunroof Coupe featured here is finished in stunning Black over a Black leather interior. This investment grade 930 Turbo is among one of the finest examples we have offered in years. This exquisite example was featured in Autoweek magazine on July 11, 2016 and has been meticulously maintained to the highest standards. We are proud to offer this incredible 930 Turbo to the most demanding collector, investor, or enthusiast who desires to own one of the very best!
The iconic Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera, the German automaker’s first true production supercar, was introduced in 1974 and began production in 1975, though it wasn’t until 1976 for the US market to receive their first shipments. Although it is immediately identifiable as a 911, the Type 930, as it was internally designated, initially featured a 3.0-liter flat-six boasting a single KKK turbocharger with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection. Output was, at 245 horsepower for US-market cars (260 horsepower elsewhere), immense for the period, especially considering its weight of less than 2,700 pounds. At the hands of a talented driver, the 930 can sprint to 60 mph in just over five seconds and easily top 150 mph.
As such, the Turbo name quickly became synonymous with high performance, albeit performance that demanded the talents of an experienced driver: This is a wickedly fast car that can easily punish those who do not approach it with skill and respect. Of course, this only added to its appeal and is still renowned for its driving dynamics today. Also, while the 930 served as the homologation basis for Porsche’s fearsome 934 racers, it was no stripped-down track weapon. Turbos were luxuriously equipped, with a long list of standard equipment including air-conditioning, full leather, a rear wiper, headlamp washers, and a stereo. Further options, including a power sunroof, were offered as well.
In 1978, Porsche updated the model with a larger 3.3-liter engine with a stated US-market output of 253 horsepower, an air-to-air intercooler, revised suspension, and new brakes. With the US emissions restrictions tightening once again in 1980, 1979 became the last model year that the Porsche 930 was specified for the American market for some time to come.