We are pleased to present this 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo finished in Black over a black interior. Among the first production sports cars to use a turbocharged engine, the 930 has become legendary for its impressive performance, wide bodywork, and distinctive rear spoiler. This 1979 example was delivered new through Schneider/Nelson Porsche of Oakhurst, New Jersey, with desirable factory options including a limited-slip differential and leather Sport Seats. It currently resides with its owner in California who purchased the car in 2017 and has since carried out a major 60k-mile service and installation of new Bilstein shock absorbers. Staying true to its original specifications, this 930 is now being offered with just over 60k miles showing on the odometer
The 930 is finished in Black (700-9-2) and features matte black stone guards to protect the wide rear fenders. The left rear quarter panel is reported to have been refinished about 30 years ago and some other small touchups are present on the lower front valence. The windshield, rear glass, and quarter glass were also professionally replaced in August of 2020, detailed images are provided in the photo gallery. This Turbo is equipped with a classic Tea Tray rear spoiler, front fog lights, and staggered-width 16″ Fuchs wheels which are currently mounted with Toyo Proxes R1R tires sized 205/55 front and 225/50 rear.
The black interior features desirable factory Sport Seats, an electric sunroof, an electric passenger-side mirror, air conditioning, power windows, and an original Blaupunkt cassette radio. The black headliner was replaced with a new OEM piece in August of 2020, and the seller reports all gauges and accessories to be fully functional except for the analog clock. Some typical warpage is noted around the defroster vents on the upper dashboard.
The 930 is powered by a turbocharged and intercooled 3.3L flat-six engine paired with a 4-speed manual gearbox and a factory-optioned limited-slip differential. With as much as 265 HP and 291 lb.-ft of torque being sent to the rear wheels, this Turbo is capable of acceleration from 0-60 MPH in approximately 5 seconds while reaching a top speed of over 160 MPH. Compared with the standard 911SC of the time, the Turbo featured firmer shock absorbers, larger rear torsion bars, and upgraded brakes similar to those used on the 917 race car. Since the current owner’s purchase in 2017, a major 60k-mile service has been carried out including new spark plugs, ignition wires, a distributor cap, an engine mount, oil lines, wastegate gaskets, and a replacement exhaust manifold. New Bilstein shocks were equipped in January of 2020, and most recently, a new starter and alternator have been installed. Images of the undercarriage are provided in the photo gallery along with a collection of service records (the image of the original window sticker is for reference only, it will not accompany the sale).
This sale will include the original owner's manuals, service records, and a clean Montana title. A well-presented and nicely equipped example, this 930 may very well be the air-cooled Turbo you’ve been searching for.