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.