1976 Porsche Carrera 3.0 Coupe 5-Speed Matching Numbers

Price: US $75,000.00 Item location: Post Falls, Idaho, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 911
  • SubModel: Carrera 3.0 Coupe
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: Carrera 3.0
  • Year: 1976
  • Mileage: 86,273
  • VIN: 9116600866
  • Color: Gran Prix White
  • Engine size: 3 liter, flat six origianl engine
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Power options: Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Black w/ red carpeting
  • Options: CD Player, Sunroof
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupe

My wife has decided I should stop hoarding this car and build a cabin on our property. I have owned the car for 17 years. The car runs and drives as a good, solid, Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 should.

I bought the 1976 911 Carrera 3.0 in 1999 and have put less than 2,000 miles on it since. It has been garaged the entire time. The last time it was licensed was 2008. I start it every year and drive it around the neighborhood. I have only used non-ethanol premium gasoline. The vehicle shows 86,273 miles however the odometer quit working. The speedometer functions properly. I have documentation of a leak down test on the engine performed at 81,559 miles by Squire's Autowerks in Bellevue, WA in 1997. #1 cylinder: 5%, #2:: 5%, #3: 8%, #4: 6%, #5: 5%, #6: 5%. It has the upgraded chain tensioners. Redline Engineering in Canaan, NY also performed quite a bit of mechanical work on it in 1995. I have receipts for both of these from the previous owner. I have had the valves adjusted and the vehicle tuned up at Alpine Motors in Hayden, Idaho.
The 911 has electric windows, thermostatic climate control. The later model rear wing is OEM Porsche. Additionally, I have a painted standard rear deck lid for it, a new OEM Carrera 3.0 emblem for the deck lid, original steering wheel, extra bumpers, and a table full of boxes of parts I have purchased over the years for the paint restoration. Including a set of engine bay decals and vintage 1976 and 1977 Porsche ADAC enamel emblems for the rear deck lid grill.

I have a video I took of the engine running 2 weeks ago.

What the car needs (see pictures): The front valance is slightly bent. It has minor bubble rust around the sunroof, rust on the bottom of the front windshield frame, and a very minor area of surface rust on the driver's door. The rear left corner of the rear fender has a paint crack that could be from a previous repair. There is a minor area of surface rust in the front boot area at the front of the gas tank and minor rust on the battery base. The car would need a paint restoration. The driver’s door window framed is dinged from a break-in sometime before my ownership. The front seats are in great condition and need to be recovered with the original black leatherette. It is missing the headlight washer pump and could use new emergency brake shoes.

It's a good, honest, 40 year-old car that needs a caring owner that will appreciate it for it's rarity and special place as the last true air-cooled 911 Carrera Porsche built.
I have the historical title that shows the Carrera 3.0 came in to Georgia on 12/29/87 with 32,226 miles.
According to Porsche:
1,083 Carrera 3.0s were built in 1976
2,608 Carrera 3.0s were built in 1977
1976-77 Carrera 3.0 History:

During the Carrera 3.0’s short lifespan from 1976 to 1977, only 3,691 were built in total (Coupes and Targas) but were never available to the U.S market. The Carrera 3.0 is fitted with what is essentially a 930 Turbo Carrera engine without a turbo. This power plant would later go on to serve as a basis for the popular SC line of 911s. The Carrera 3.0 however, was more powerful and lighter than the later SC’s and carried the flywheel and crank of the famous 73' Carrera RS.
"The Carrera 3.0 engine was essentially the phenomenal 911 Turbo’s 2994 cc engine minus the turbocharger.Built before the ’911 SC’ it has everything the SC has, and more.It’s a different drive with more power @200bhp; more torque @188 ft/lb @4200rpm and it was 10% lighter too. It has the 6 bolt flywheel and a crank from the legendary 73 Carrera RS. The 3.0 carrera would go on to be the basis for all future developed 911’s up to 1989 including the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera.Performance numbers for the Carrera 3.0 are astonishingly similar to those of the famed Carrera RS of the early 70′s and it’s the last time Porsche would use the Carrera name until the Mid 80′s.

Despite a reputation for being a ‘tamed-down’ version of the original 2.7RS and 2.7 Carreras, The Carrera 3had almost identical 0-60 and 0-100mph performance figures but was endowed with so much extra torque that it could pull from 25 to 100mph in top gear over 3 seconds faster than either of its production predecessors.The Carrera 3.0 is arguably a better car than the 2.7, even though the latter has the cache of sharing an engine with the RS 2.7 and the older revvy unit made the car more fun to drive."