Up for auction is this 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo finished in Black over a Cork leather interior. Produced in October of 1979 as chassis number 1000, this Turbo was among final 930s offered before a 6-year hiatus from the U.S. market. This example came optioned with desirable leather Sport Seats, a Blaupunkt CR radio, Fuchs alloy wheels, and an electric sunroof. With just over 34k miles showing on the odometer, this exceptionally well preseved Turbo is now being offered for auction out of the Newport Car Museum collection in Rhode Island.
The nonmetallic Black (A1) finish is said to be beautifully presented, a testament to a lifetime of diligent care and sparing use. One of the most iconic designs of the air-cooled era, the 930 is characterized by its distinctive wide fenders, rubber front air dam, black fender stone guards, and Tea Tray rear spoiler. This Turbo rides on the factory 16” Fuchs alloy wheels that come dressed in Pirelli tires dated 10/15 front and 8/13 rear.
Inside, this 930 showcases a striking Cork (88) leather interior with a matching dashboard and carpeting. The cabin is described to have been well maintained in highly original condition, showcasing factory optional leather Sport Seats and an electrically operated sunroof. The Turbo was also equipped as standard with air conditoning, a four-speaker stereo system, rear window wiper, power windows, and automatic heating control. The original Blaupunkt radio remains in place, and all gauges and accessories are reported to be fully functional.
This 930 is equipped with a turbocharged and intercooled 3.3L flat-six engine that sends up to 265 HP and 291 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels by way of a 4-speed manual gearbox. Compared with the standard 911SC offered at the time, the Turbo came with a completely reworked suspension including thicker anti-roll bars and gas filled Bilstein shock absorbers. A dual circuit brake system is also utilized featuring fixed 4-piston aluminum calipers and ventilated rotors. The explosive power and technical advancements of the 930 made it one of the most capable production cars in the world, besting even the most expensive Italian super sports cars of the era.
This sale will include a clean title. An excellent investment, this beautifully presented late-production series 1 Porsche 930 Turbo would make a fine addition to any world-class Porsche collection.