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Lot 68

2020   |   Geared Online | August

1979 Porsche 930

Estimate

$200,000 - $250,000

Chassis

9309800608

Car Highlights

Purchased New by Three-Time Le Mans Porsche Racing Driver Al Holbert
Remains in Its Special-Order Original Color Combination of Chiffon Yellow over Brown
Benefits from an Engine Rebuild and Repaint in Its Original Color
A Rare and Desirable Example with Outstanding Provenance
Accompanied by Manuals, Records, and Copy of Its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

Saleroom Addendum

Please note that this vehicle will not be sold for use or resale in California or to a non-dealer California resident.

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Better known as the 911 Turbo, Porsche originally built the internally designated 930 to comply with homologation regulations intended for FIA’s requirements to race the new 911 Turbo Carrera RSR in 1974. At its inception, the 930 was the German automaker’s fastest production car. Throughout its run, the 930 underwent improvements, including, in 1978, an improved 3.3-liter intercooled engine, better brakes, and other refinements.

The 930 offered here was purchased new by legendary driver Al Holbert, a three-time Le Mans winner for Porsche and originally titled to his father Bob's Porsche dealership in Philadelphia. It was finished in special-order Chiffon Yellow over a full brown leather interior, fitted with a limited-slip differential, electric sunroof, a passenger-side exterior mirror, air-conditioning, and power windows. In previous ownership, the 930 received a rebuild of its engine, which is not original to the car but is a 1978 930 engine, and a repaint in its original color.

In current ownership, in 2015, the Porsche was sent to specialist Daniel Jacobs LLC of Oxford, Connecticut, where it received fresh fluids, new brake pads, and an engine service that included the resealing of the timing chain boxes, new cylinder head gaskets, a new alternator, and work to the ignition system. The 930, which showed just 22,940 miles at the time of cataloguing, is accompanied by manuals, records, and a copy of its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. With its outstanding provenance, rare color, and mechanical attention, this 930 is a unique example that will appeal to the discerning Porsche enthusiast.