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Lot 6

2015   |   Pebble Beach Auctions 2015

1977 Porsche 930

SOLD $187,000

Estimate

$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve

Chassis

9307800353

Car Highlights

Rare US Market 930
Final Year of the 3-Liter Model with Less than 60,000 Original Miles
Unusual Desert Beige with Brown Leather Interior
A Southern California Car Since New
Complete with Books, Tools, and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

Technical Specs

2,994 CC SOHC Air-Cooled, Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Single KKK Turbocharger
234 HP at 5,500 RPM
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars and Shock Absorbers
Register to Bid

Porsche exceeded its expectations with the 1976 Turbo coupe, selling 1,157 examples, with nearly 500 examples destined for the US. Costing $28,550, it was almost double the price of a 911 S. The 1977 models received power-brake boosters, fresh-air vents in the dash, and the Turbo got a pressure-boost gauge for the KKK Turbocharger located within the tachometer.

For 1977, 930s also gained larger wheels, going from 15" to 16" Fuchs with 7" front and 8" rear wheels. These vehicles were unmistakable with their front chin spoilers, flared fenders, and rear whale tail. Performance was staggering for the day, as the 930 Turbo could achieve 0–60 mph in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 152 mph.

The sunroof-optioned 930 Turbo on offer is described as a well-kept original that was first sold in San Diego and has remained there since new. In the hands of a previous, fastidious owner, the Turbo had extensive work performed on the fuel-injection system, and the air-conditioning is stated to blow cold. Believed to retain a significant portion of its original paint and indicating less than 60,000 miles, this Desert Beige 930 presents as a period high-performance Porsche to drive and enjoy.