DT: 1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0 Coupe

Up for auction is this 1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe finished in Grand Prix White over a unique black leatherette interior with Beige Tartan seat inserts.  The Carrera 3.0 holds a special place in Porsche history due to its limited production number and larger 3.0L engine which was a direct development of the 2.8 RSR racing engine of the early ’70s.  This numbers-matching example was originally delivered new in Germany before making its way to the US years ago.  It is now being offered in highly original condition and makes the perfect addition to any collection.  It currently shows 25k Kilometers or 15k Miles on the odometer and is being offered out of New York.

The Grand Prix White finish on this Carrera is said to be in great condition with detailed images provided in the photo gallery. The seller notes that the bottom rocker panels have been touched up to correct road going wear.  Exterior features include yellow Euro-style headlights and fog light covers along with a factory rear window wiper, whale tail spoiler and color-matched Fuchs wheels that wear older Kumho Ecsta tires.

Inside, you will find a unique black leatherette interior that features rare sport seats with Beige Tartan insets.  The interior is said to remain in great original condition with all electronics and accessories in working order.  Additional factory options include an electric sunroof, 2 loud speakers in shelf below rear window, center console, exterior mirror on the right, and a Blaupunkt Koln head unit.

Power comes from a numbers-matching 930/02 3.0L air-cooled- flat-six engine that is rated at approximately 200 HP and 188 lb-ft of torque.  The engine is said be in great running condition with a major service carried out in 2015 that included all new plugs, new points and a fluid/filter change.  The car is said to be currently up-to-date with an oil and filter change provided just this week.

The sale of this eye-catching Carrera 3.0 will include two keys, all books, service records, maintenance book, and a copy of the certificate of authenticity.

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Comments (27)

  • motorclassic (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @EuroRS Ah ok, you sounded familiar. The car is beautiful and strong mechanically - it does not need anything you suspect. Come by anytime. All the best to you.

  • EuroRS (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @motorclassic I exchange emails with Nick and he shared that the car has been repainted some time ago (and I can tell from the pictures it is not even) and that it has been sitting since the 1990's and has no rebuild/maintenance records on the engine (other than the 2015 oil/plug change). Given this info, there are too many unknowns with this car for me to pay $82K. A car that has been sitting and has been altered (mud flaps, tail, etc.) is not a great indication of how the car has been looked after.

    I know from experience restoring a Carrera 3.0 in 2015 that a glass-out repaint is $20K and an engine fresh is $12K +/-, let alone brakes, suspension, etc. The other financial killer is that while I did find a C3 tail for your C3 last week, the seller wants $8750. That would bring a potential "all in" investment in the car to $125K+ when done to bring it back to original.

    Good luck with the sale.

  • motorclassic (seller) 2 weeks, 5 daysago

    @EuroRS all matching numbers - we have pics of the engine # and COA (no pics of the trans # - - unfortunately didn't take pics when it was on the lift) - but we'll guarantee matching #s if you decide to buy-

  • EuroRS (registered bidder) 3 weeks, 5 daysago

    @Motorclassic I'm a 25-year PCA member who owned a 1976 Carrera 3.0 (recently sold) and have been a C3 registry member.

    The guys on this thread are correct that the speedo has been swapped and the wing is wrong -- both suggest questionable history/provenance, so now the big question because I'm a cash buyer: are the engine & gearbox #'s matching to the COA? If yes, please share pics of both.

  • gshibayama (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @motorclassic regarding the speedo, @Nathanbs2 is correct. For 1977 model year, even 930 Turbo's speedo changed to 250 km limit one. It is documented by Ryan Snodgrass' Turbo 3.0 book. Carrera 3.0 follows same direction. If you look at 1977 Carrera 3.0 manual, you know that it used pre-1977 dash photos without air-vent on the dash. So it is very likely TMU car.

  • Norge911 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $39,077

  • look4it 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $38,000

  • Ctischer 1 month, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $36,000

  • motorclassic (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Antny Hi Anthony, we did not get your PM - apologies. However, PCARMARKET reached out and we sent an email a few minutes ago - If you're in the area and would like to see the car, please let us know and come by-

  • PCARMARKET 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Antny Hello. We read your comment and contacted the seller immediately by telephone. They said they did not see your direct message however, we supplied them with your contact information and urge them to get in touch right away. Hope this helps.

  • Antny (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Unresponsive seller, doesn’t respond to my question, nor to my PM. I live in the same town and wanted to come look at the car. Serious buyer.

    But with a seller that can’t be bothered, I’m out.

    Good luck to all!

  • ERLY911 1 month, 1 weekago

    I owned a 3.0 years ago. Very unique 911 that is a true Carrera. Slotted between the standard 911 and the Turbo.
    Mileage is obviously not accurate. Low mileage has to be documented in a 911. Too easy to swap the speedometer. These 911’s were misunderstood here in the States, but appreciated in Europe. As noted, wing and rear valence are incorrect. Be interesting to see where this sells.

  • SkyPilot (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Nathanbs - interesting observation and a good one at that..
    Photo 58 (of the transmission) is an indication on the history of the car. One should never purchase a car especially a used car without a PPI. The removal and replacement of a front wheel bearing (left side preferable) would be a good indicator on the history. Cut apart and inspect the old bearing and “now you know the rest of the story”.

  • Nathanbs (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @motorclassic pretty certain that’s a photograph of a ‘76 in the manual which makes sense as it would be rushed production for the pics to be of a ‘77. Either way wear and tear is not consistent with mileage.

  • motorclassic (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Nathanbs it's correct according to the manual -uploaded pics of manual diagram

  • motorclassic (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Mykmello how about putting white seat covers over the seats?

  • motorclassic (seller) 1 month, 1 weekago

    @Ctischer yes

  • Norge911 (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    Agree with you guys. A good driver car but not concourse. A grey market car and those odometers connection come loose. Lol

  • Nathanbs (registered bidder) 1 month, 1 weekago

    I’m not positive but I’m pretty certain the 300km speedometer is incorrect for a ‘77. If I recall it should be a 260kmph which will explain the very low mileage that’s inconsistent with the crustiness that’s under the car. Wrong wing for ‘77. Nice car though.

  • SkyPilot (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    White is an appealing color regardless of what badge in on the hood.
    In the case of a 1977, 911 w/just 15,000 miles on it creates interesting assumptions. A good Porsche Mechanic with a lot of expertise, and knowledge, not to mention the right tools in his box could sort this all out. If you look beyond this, “It currently shows 25k Kilometers or 15k Miles on the odometer and is being offered out of New York”. The photos are interesting to look close at..

  • Norge911 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $35,000

  • Ctischer (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Can you help with export to Europe?

  • twin-grille-roadster 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • Mykmello 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Absolutely love the look of your car. Living in the desert, though, leaves me wishing you had something other than a black interior.
    Too bad for me, right?

  • Antny (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Is the 15,000 miles the actual/original mileage?

  • travis_991 (registered bidder) 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Can we see a video running and driving?

  • Blacksquirrel 1 month, 2 weeksago

    Targa?

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DT: 1977 Porsche Carrera 3.0 Coupe
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