The 1976 model year saw the introduction of the now sought after Carrera 3.0 from Porsche. Featuring widened rear flares, a 930-sourced engine and optional whaletail spoiler; the Carrera 3.0 was produced for only two years and was available in every market except North America. Originally delivered to a diplomat in Switzerland, this 1977 example had seen the roads of England and South Africa before being transferred to Germany. It then made its way to Tarzana, CA in 2016. This stunning Carrera 3.0 shows 179k Kilometers (111k miles) and is being offered for auction in great overall condition.
Originally finished in black, this 3.0 has been repainted in gorgeous Prussian blue. The exterior is blemish free having never suffered any rust or damage. The paintwork is said to stand in exceptional condition. Signature 3.0 accents include the iconic whaletail spoiler as well as the black Carrera side script. This Carrera rides on highly desirable freshly restored Turbo spec 7" x 16" & 9" x 16" Fuchs wheels.
Inside, this Carrera is fitted with an original full black leather interior. Truly hiding its age, the interior remains in great shape, only showing minor wear including a blemish in the driver’s seat piping. The carpets and headliner are in excellent condition and bear no unsightly imperfections. This car features electric power windows and has been equipped with an aftermarket AM/FM cassette player. Additionally, this vehicle was ordered with a sunroof delete, making it that much more special.
The Carrera 3.0 is powered by what is essentially a naturally aspirated variation of the same 3-liter flat-six from the venerable 930 Turbo. This power plant produces 200HP and utilizes a lightweight six-bolt flywheel and the same crankshaft from the legendary 2.7 RS. A desirable, period correct rebuilt 915 5-speed manual transmission has been installed replacing the original 3-speed “Sportomatic” transmission. This visceral engine/drivetrain combination makes for a 0-62 time of 6.1 seconds and a top speed of approximately 147mph. An included two-page invoice details a full engine rebuild by Lynx Motor Sport in South Africa at 176,908 kilometers. A recent, comprehensive service and inspection by The Auto Gallery in Woodland Hills noted that the tachometer stops working above 4k rpm’s, but confirms that this highly original 3.0 is in excellent running order.
Included in the sale of this rare Carrera 3.0 will be all associated documentation and service records as well as a Porsche Germany certificate. This car passed a California emissions test in May of 2018 with less than 100 miles driven since and comes with a clean Montana title. As 1 of only 646 Euro coupes built, this very special Carrera 3.0 makes the perfect collector’s vehicle and is sure to hold its value going forward. Do not miss this opportunity to secure yourself a stunning piece of Porsche history.