1976 930 Turbo Carrera
3 months ago
1976 Porsche 911 930 Turbo Sunroof Coupe
43,024 Original Miles
1st Place Preservation Class Winner, 50th Annual Porsche Parade Concours d’Elegance
This beautiful 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera is part of a 60+ car private collection in Austin, Texas.
I acquired this amazing car in April of 2014 after seeing it displayed in the People’s Choice Concours at the annual Porsche Swap Meet in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The car was, quite simply, the prettiest early Turbo I’d ever seen and it took me several weeks and a huge check to convince the long-time owner to sell it to me.
Prior to my purchase the car had a total of four previous owners which are documented in the original owner’s manual including their names and addresses (with the exception of the 2nd owner) and with the mileage documented each time the car changed hands. The gentleman who sold me the car had owned the car for nearly 15 years and kept meticulous records during his ownership that will be included with the sale. When I acquired the car, the mileage stood at 42,705 miles. Under my care, the car has been driven sparingly and today the mileage stands at 43,024 original miles.
The car is stunning in its original Ice Green Metallic paint over Color-to-Sample leather interior and is well-optioned with sport seats and a sunroof. It shows beautifully and exhibits numerous details only seen in the most correct and original cars including:
Original, dealer-stamped, owner’s manual.
*Original toolkit and jack
Original windshield with correct Porsche, Sigla and Made in W. Germany markings
*Original, 72-dated Bosch taillight lenses
Original power antenna
*Original, correctly dated Fuchs wheels
Original, correctly dated spare tire
*The correct and working Bamberg radio
The outstanding originality of this car was recognized in 2005 when it won first place in its preservation class at the 50th Annual Porsche Parade Concours d’Elegance. A photo of the car on the winner’s stand, as well as the official scoring record and award results, will be provided to the new owner.
While I’m an avid car-guy, I’m not a dealer. This car is part of my personal collection and under my care it received regular and careful service as does every car I own. It is offered for sale today only because I own dozens of vintage Porsches, with more on the way, and I need to make some room. In my opinion, this car is one of the finest ‘76 Turbos available anywhere. I would not hesitate to drive this car across the country tomorrow. Along the way, I’d stop by a few tracks just for fun and I’d do my best to find and enter a local car show (which I would easily win). The car is just that good.
Following is more detailed information.
The car starts, stops and drives exactly as you would expect from a car of this quality. The clutch is strong, the car brakes easily and in a straight line, and it runs cool with excellent oil pressure even in the 100+ degree, Texas summer heat. It accelerates with authority courtesy of its legendary, turbocharged motor and the transmission shifts flawlessly making this car truly a joy to drive. The engine and transmission are, of course, numbers matching and original to the car.
In 2001 the brakes were upgraded to the Porsche “Big Red” brakes – a common upgrade for early Turbos – and done at significant expense. The work is fully documented and the original brake components were preserved and will be provided to the new owner.
Other than the brakes, the car is a case-study in originality and, as you might expect, the mechanical needs under my ownership were minimal.
In 2015, I had both of the original fuel pumps rebuilt by the professionals at Fuel Injection Corporation in Tracy, CA. It would have been easier and less expensive to install later style fuel pumps in the car but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it on a car this original.
Recently (less than 100 miles ago) the car was brought to Steve Henry at Eagle Racing in Dripping Springs, TX for a full service. In addition to the standard service items, Steve also adjusted the valves, replaced a leaking oil line, replaced both CV joints, performed a 4-wheel alignment and installed a brand new set of Pirelli P Zero Trofeo R Tires.
The end result? Everything you would imagine. And more. This mechanical condition of the car will not disappoint.
Please note: The air conditioning has not been charged under my ownership. I generally drive the car in the fall/winter months so I haven’t bothered to look at it (a common excuse when you own more than 60 cars). The new owner should assume the AC system will require service.
From every angle, the car presents beautifully in its factory color of Ice Green Metallic (paint code 266). The paint is perhaps the finest original paint I have ever seen – glossy and smooth and appearing closer to 40 days old than 40 years. The paint has been professionally metered and shows consistent readings for depth and from panel to opposing panel (please see photos). As with any 40+ year old car, it’s possible that the car received some minor touch ups over the years but the car shows no signs of having been repainted and will easily meet any “original paint” conditions for survivor or preservation class competitions. There are two small areas of wear: some light scratches on a small area of the sunroof and some checking on the original fiberglass whale tail. Both are shown in the photo gallery, neither distracts from the overall beauty of the car, and, if anything, each simply adds to and comfirms the outstanding originality of the paintwork.
The glass on the car is excellent and all original with correct markings.
The trim, seals, emblems, and lenses are all near-flawless. The wheels are beautiful showing only the slightest patina.
Best of all, the Ice Green Metallic paint really sets this car apart. Only a small number of 930’s were produced in this color and you’ll most likely never see another (certainly never with original paint). This car creates a scene wherever it goes and the photos truly do not do this car justice.
The interior of this 930 is absolutely beautiful and exactly what you’d expect from a low-mileage, investment grade car. Upholstered in one-of-a-kind, color-to-sample leather, the effect is a beautiful compliment to the Ice Green Metallic exterior. All aspects of the interior, including the carpets, seats, doors and headliner, are in outstanding condition with only light patina – simply the very best I have ever seen for a car of this vintage.
When I acquired the car, the single significant flaw was the original leather dash which showed sun damage that could not be repaired. Because the interior was ordered color-to-sample, this posed a unique challenge for which I sought the expertise of the professionals at Relicate Custom Leather in Johnstown, NY. Relicate is perhaps the finest bespoke automotive leather facility in the country, well-known in the vintage Ferrari community, and their color-matching is second to none. They were able to custom dye for me an entire hide with the correct Porsche grain which was then sent to Tony at Autobahn Interiors who professionally recovered the dash for me. The end result was not cheap. But it was worth it and you’ll agree when you see it. The remaining leather hide will be provided to the new owner.
Other than the dash, the interior is 100% original and in stunning condition. Of particular note is the correct Bamberg radio which was recently serviced and sounds great (even the cassette player works). The microphone is located in the driver’s footwell pocket, as is correct for 1976 cars, but is not currently plugged in.
I’ve taken the time to provide multiple, close-up photos of the interior from every angle. Please examine them closely and pay attention to the details. Yes, the big things like the seats, and door panels all look excellent. But look even more closely at the small things. The interior details of this car are among the best I’ve ever seen and will exceed your expectations.
For me, finding the right home for this 930 is as important as getting the best price. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss this car in more detail, please feel free to contact me. In-person inspections and test-drives are welcomed and encouraged but please do so before committing to a purchase.
I have a clear and correct Texas title for this vehicle in my possession. Transportation and delivery of this vehicle is the responsibility of the purchaser. I’ll happily assist in any way I can. I’ll accept payment by wire transfer, cash or certified cashier’s check.