1978 Porsche 911 Turbo Minerva Blue Metallic

Now available for auction is this 1978 Porsche 911 Turbo finished in Minerva Blue Metallic over a Cork leather interior with Sport Seats.  Debuting major updates for the 1978 model year, this 930 was introduced with upgraded brakes and suspension, a "Tea Tray" rear spoiler, and an intercooled 3.3 L turbocharged engine.  This 2-owner 1978 example is said to have spent 28 years under the care of a family in Arizona.  It was recently treated to a no-expense-spared refresh including a full respray and the complete servicing of the drivetrain by a Porsche Classic authorized dealership.  Now showing approximately 36k well-documented miles on the odometer, this stunning 911 Turbo is being offered by its seller out of Arizona.

This 930 is presented in its factory special order color of Minerva Blue Metallic.  The entire car is said to have been recently refinished and detailed images are provided in the photo gallery.  This Turbo comes factory equipped with front and rear spoilers, front fog lights, a rear window wiper, and Fuchs wheels.

Inside, this Turbo features a beautifully presented Cork leather interior with highly desirable Sport Seats. A keypad for an aftermarket alarm system has been installed and a factory Porsche CR radio remains in place.

For the 1978 model year, the Porsche 930 was introduced with a larger 3.3 L turbocharged flat-six engine with an intercooler for increased power and performance.  265 HP is sent to the rear wheels through a 4-speed manual gearbox.  The 3.3 L 930 also debuted anti-roll bars, firmer shocks, larger rear torsion bars, and upgraded brakes.  The drivetrain of this example is said to have been completely serviced and resealed by Porsche Chandler, an authorized Porsche Classic dealership.

 

This Minerva Blue Metallic example is sure to satisfy any passionate air-cooled enthusiast. A clean title will be included in the sale. 

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $120,000
  • Auction End: Jan. 28, 2021, 3:48 p.m.
  • Number of Bids: 22
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Comments (46)

  • amack 1 month, 1 weekago

    Sold for $120,000

  • amack 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $120,000

  • Dropx52 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $114,500

  • amack 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $114,000

  • faz11ken 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $113,750

  • amack 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $113,250

  • Dropx52 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $112,000

  • amack 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $111,000

  • faz11ken 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $108,911

  • ASM_Chad (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Thank you for all the bids and Comments thus far! Excited to see this one go to a new home and if there is anything else I can share today before close please let me know!

  • hildeant 1 month, 1 weekago

    Simply beautiful. If I was in the market I would out bid all others. Favorite Turbo and the color is a killer.

  • Seavee37 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $106,000

  • Grandpashotrods 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $105,000

  • Seavee37 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $101,200

  • faz11ken 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $100,911

  • Cruzitoski 1 month, 1 weekago

    ? show me the sense of upping the bidding in one fell swoop from 68 to 89 thousand with a full day of bidding left....unless you are a seller's pal. I realize that's not the case, but I see this on eBay all the time and just don't get the logic, haha.

  • Grandpashotrods 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $94,930

  • Zarpaul 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $89,930

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Those invoices help. Looks likeall started work was done three years and 450 miles ago. All I can say is that Arizona is hot and very dusty unless the owner has a dusty driveway.

  • Cward2 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    And in my personal opinion, Minerva over Cork was the best combo (yes better than petrol over black or can can red). Still a little irritated with myself over not buying a M491 cab in this combo traded in with high mileage. Worse it was a later car with big vent hard dash and unwarped. GLWA

  • Cward2 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    - Service Advisor writes "Customer states the oil level gauge is inop."
    - Mechanic writes "Oil level gauge is operational"
    - Mechanic thinks "Service writers ARGH show them how the gauge works... JFC some people don't deserve these cars... just read the damn owner's manual... ove the labor on the sunroof and window seals... god bless factory labor times"
    -Mechanic to buds in the shop "Lunch is on me today!"

    Maybe I spent to many years working on 911's...

  • JasonLamoreaux 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $68,000

  • Grandpashotrods 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $67,000

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Thanks for the additional photos. Truly did Chandler Porsche reseal the engine etc.? Does not appear like the drive train has been touched. The oil drain plug looks untouched. They should have advised you that the tuning knob on the radio is missing and the proper mounting nuts are not present on the wiper arms. Minor things and inexpensive but sure would make it look more presentable.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    Underside photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • halloran911 1 month, 1 weekago

    Gorgeous car. Do you know the original dealer or purchaser from the owners manual?

  • JasonLamoreaux 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $66,000

  • ASM_Chad (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @TomP852 uploaded Undercarriage pics to PcarMarket. They should be up shortly.

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Would be nice to see the undercarriage. I see a lot of desert dust on the engine and in engine compartment. Wondering what might be hidden below?? Will that be possible? Too bad about the dash. The heat just got to it without protection.

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    A new video has been added to the listing page.

  • danny1max 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • JasonLamoreaux 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $62,000

  • danny1max 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • Hereford (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    https://youtu.be/HUjOaRa2aUI

  • rhmoritz (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Please provide photos of driver side carpet without the black floor mat cover.

  • TomP852 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    What is that (looks like an electric pump) next to the gas tank. The hose is loosely placed to go under and towards the dashboard

  • Carrerafan (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Can you pls provide more color on the "no expense spared refresh/respray?" Was this a full glass out down to the metal repaint, replace the seal etc, or was it minor touch up paint, etc? Who did it and when? Do you have the records for this work and other service records? To be frank, that dash looks grim and carpeted surfaces look worn/dirty, and therefore calls into question the "no expense spared refresh." thanks

  • rhmoritz (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    That AZ sun played havoc with the dash. Are replacements available? Cost to install?

  • JasonLamoreaux 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    Additional photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • ASM_Chad (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Just uploaded Dash Pictures to P Car Market, should be loaded shortly for review.

    I will get the car out today and get a video walk-around as well as running and upload as quickly as I can.

    This car drives out like a Next to New 78 Turbo, super tight, great shifts and tons of FUN!!!

  • robmsales (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Just checking on why there is a carpet on the dashboard?
    Are there cracks in the dash?
    Thanks

  • walnut 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • alta4 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Gorgeous. Can you post a picture of the dash without the black cover? Thx

  • rhmoritz (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Just stunning ! Hope Magnus isn’t watching.
    Would love to see start up and driving video.

  • Mezgerman 1 month, 1 weekago

    Beautiful car. Would love to have it. Good luck

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1978 Porsche 911 Turbo Minerva Blue Metallic
Final bid: $120,000 This auction has ended.