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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.