DEAL TANK: 20K-Mile 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo

Up for auction is a rare and interesting example of a 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo.  Many components can determine the collectability of a particular car, such as color, originality and historic documentation.  In addition to checking all of those boxes, this Turbo has only traveled 20,656 miles since new. 

In 1979, the car was sold new from Neil Huffman Volkswagen Porsche of Louisville, Kentucky.  The original owner kept the car for 26 years, before selling it to a private collector from Chatham, NJ.  The collector subsequently sold the Porsche to Canepa Motorsports of Scotts Valley, CA in 2013, where it underwent a comprehensive refreshing/restoration.  This included work on the body, chassis, engine, transaxle, suspension, brakes, electrical, and more.  A selective paint restoration was performed to the front bumper and hood, leaving the Turbo with most of its factory original paint.  A book and CD showing the complete project outline will be included with the car.

The Silver Metallic paint is wonderfully complimented by the Brilliant Red leather interior.  As the gallery photos show, the interior shows to be in excellent condition.  The car is equipped with highly desirable factory options, such as: electric sunroof, heated mirror, limited slip differential, and plush floor mats. 

The 930 Turbo is powered by a 3.3L Flat 6-cylinder engine which produces 265 HP at 5500 RPM.  The car also comes stock with Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection, 4-Speed Manual Transaxle, 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes, and 4-wheel independent suspension with torsion bar.

The 930 Turbo formed the basis for the 934 and 935 which scored a succession of outright victories through 1984. This included six wins at the 24 hours of Daytona, six wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring, and one overall win at Lemans in 1979.

Included with the sale are two binders of well documented history and preservation highlights, original window sticker, Certificate of Authenticity, all books, and tools.

 

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Comments (32)

  • Redrook 1 week, 6 daysago

    Tried to buy this car many years ago from original flipper. was then newly acquired from nonregistering p-dealer. Wanted 6 figures when they weren't 6 figures. Went to BJ in Scottsdale where reserve not met. Best then. Sure after the Canepa wand it is even better. Have matching color scheme in 75 911S. People are stunned over color combo. It's really really nice.

  • Blacklablel 1 week, 6 daysago

    @cottpotter what is your email

  • Cottpotter 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $169,750

  • oprijas 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $167,750

  • Blacklablel 1 week, 6 daysago

    I have the exact same spec with a few more miles. This car is absolutely stunning.

  • Cottpotter 1 week, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $167,500

  • Pictureguy55 1 week, 6 daysago

    not sure if reserve is met or not but this seems cheap considering the work done to this car as well as the color combo. someone is going to get a sweet collectible here

  • tabletalk 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $164,000

  • oprijas 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $160,100

  • Alharlo 2 weeksago

    Looks like Bruce Canepa’s shop did a wonderful restoration on this car. Visited his place several years ago and had the pleasure of meeting him a few times over the years. no Doubt a great automotive mind. If i had room in my garage, I’d be all over this.

  • Cottpotter 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $158,000

  • jurryouter11 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $155,000

  • awdroid51 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $150,000

  • Cottpotter 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $135,000

  • vilarxas33 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $127,000

  • koolbrenter 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $120,500

  • noyzmaker 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $115,250

  • PhilT911 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    can't get over how classy this is. that Lobstah interior against Silver Metallic takes this to a different level. if it was just black interior it would also be nice - but the red makes this car.

  • Cottpotter 2 weeks, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $115,000

  • edwin155sage 2 weeks, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $105,000

  • jurryouter11 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $90,500

  • noyzmaker 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $87,500

  • gussAsher 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $85,000

  • hullkenny 2 weeks, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $77,777

  • Slim_Chance 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    A bit light in the horsepower department by about 40. This one is a 3.3, not a 3.0. Turbo market experienced a major correction in 2015. People who bought "at market" before the 2015 crash were running for the doors at every major auction house only to be disappointed. The auction houses wouldn't accept the reserve numbers the owners felt their car deserved. If you paid too much it's not their job to make you whole. It's not personal, it's business.

  • Tracktive 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    Lobster Red? Very nice interior

  • halloran911 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @tpeterson $210,000? That is an absolutely absurd amount of money for this car. The condition and miles do add a lot, but these cars went up way to high and way too fast. NOT a good investment.

  • jonoakesturbo911 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    THAT RED INTERIOR THO!

  • b4drissel 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $65,000

  • tpeterson 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    I remember this Canepa car at Gooding a few years back. As with almost all cars Canepa touches, this was well done. Quick google search revealed it sold for $210k.

  • jurryouter11 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $60,000

  • newTURBO6 2 weeks, 6 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

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