34k-Mile 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Chassis #1000

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.

Auction Results

  • Sold for: $140,000
  • Auction End: 2021-10-15 20:00:42+00:00
  • Number of Bids: 20
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Comments (36)

  • jeff777 1 week, 2 daysago

    Sold for $140,000

  • jeff777 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $140,000

  • Stett72 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Congrats to buyer and seller, this is an absolute beauty.

  • 599GTOH 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $137,000

  • jeff777 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • 599GTOH 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $133,000

  • jeff777 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $131,000

  • 599GTOH 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $130,050

  • GTZ22 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $127,500

  • jeff777 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $127,000

  • Vt1981 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $126,000

  • 599GTOH 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $125,000

  • GTZ22 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $122,000

  • 599GTOH 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $120,000

  • Vt1981 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $100,250

  • GTZ22 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $100,000

  • ttcheck1200 (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @samimi This was absolutely the correct speedometer for a 1979 Us turbo along with 150 mph max.
    You may want to find a more informed resource.

  • samimi (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    It was brought to my attention that the later 1979 930 all came with a 85 mph speedometer originally when sold new. Is the original one included? Do you have any documentation on when this was changed? Any idea at what mileage?

  • jeff777 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $93,000

  • NPTCM (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @jeff777 We are still searching for the documentation, it's a huge building.

  • PBZ11 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $90,930

  • jeff777 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    any chance documentation/service records being posted before auction end?

  • nateg83 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $56,099

  • Ej2thed 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $55,000

  • NPTCM (seller) 1 week, 4 daysago

    @stevie77930 I was not at the car and had someone check to see if the pump was on the car. He was mistaken, as stevie77930 stated it does have the emission equipment intact. We don’t know why it could not be sold in CA.

  • stevie77930 1 week, 5 daysago

    @NPTCM the air injection pump along with the air injection tube as well as the EGR pipe are visible in the photos. Original thermal reactor exhaust manifolds are the only thing missing. Not sure of the conflicting remarks about smog equipment

  • NPTCM (seller) 1 week, 5 daysago

    @samimi the car does not have an air pump

  • samimi (registered bidder) 1 week, 6 daysago

    When the car was auctioned off the last time in Monterey, a note was made that the car could not be sold to any California resident. This is normally due to not being able to pass smog in California. Can I assume that the smog pump or any other smog equipment is absent on this car?

  • PCARMARKET_MODERATOR 1 week, 6 daysago

    Additional content has been added to the listing gallery.

  • NPTCM (seller) 1 week, 6 daysago

    @jeff777 I have posted pictures of the undercarriage, paint thickness, engine & transmission numbers and a start up/driving video. When we acquired the car in 2016 it had 34,000 miles on the clock and has been on display ever since.
    To be clear about the documentation, it was misplaced during a renovation to the building, not the car.

  • jeff777 (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    Do you plan on posting all service records, compression/leak down checks and paint meter readings and undercarriage photos. Also, a history of ownership even though the stated mileage is low it seems unusual for a car that’s been in a museum. Thank you

  • NPTCM (seller) 2 weeksago

    @dchesrown The engine and transmission are original to the car, I will upload pictures of the engine and trans numbers soon. The COA, documentation, owners manual, maintenance log and car cover were with the car when bought through the Mecum auction in Monterey in 2016. It has since been misplaced during a renovation. As soon as it it located we will of course provide it.

  • nateg83 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $52,000

  • dchesrown (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Matching engine and transmission numbers? Coa?

  • NPTCM (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Welcome to our auction of this beautiful Porsche 930 Turbo.
    This 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo is a classic example of originality and preservation with only 34,000 original miles. Driven a mere average of 790 miles per year during its 43-year life. There is no doubt that 1979 was a banner year for the 930 Turbo for a multitude of reasons. The Porsche 935—the silhouette racing version of the Porsche 930—took first overall at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans race. It was also the quintessential “poster car” of the era with the iconic wide-body 930 Turbo picture on the wall of every aspiring Porsche owner. The 930 Turbo was regularly bestowed with praise by an adoring public and the motoring press … and with good reason, the 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo was a limited-production car that was selling well beyond sticker price with a long waiting list of potential buyers at Porsche dealerships throughout the United States. That’s why it was more than surprising when Porsche announced late in the model year that the 930 Turbo would no longer be imported to America in 1980 due to impending emissions-control laws. In fact, the Turbo would be absent from the U.S. market for a total of six years from 1980-85. Right after the announcement, it was not uncommon to see a new 1979 930 Turbo fetch an even heftier premium with sales prices approaching $60,000 on cars with an original sticker price of $45,000. This 930 Turbo, chassis number 1000, is of investment-grade quality with its black exterior, Cork leather interior, sunroof and Fuchs alloy wheels.
    This 930 has been on display at the Newport Car Museum for a last 4 years. It is being replace by another 1979 930 in silver over red interior which is the museum's founder's favorite color combination.
    good luck bidding!!

  • LetsonGarage 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $50,000

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34k-Mile 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo Chassis #1000
Final bid: $140,000 This auction has ended.