1979 Porsche 930 911 Turbo Coupe Mostly 1-Owner Numbers Match Only 18k Miles

Price: US $114,990.00 Item location: Costa Mesa, California, United States
  • Make: Porsche
  • Model: 930
  • SubModel: 930 911 Turbo
  • Type: Coupe
  • Trim: 911 Turbo Coupe
  • Year: 1979
  • Mileage: 18,800
  • VIN: 9309800286
  • Color: White
  • Engine size: 3.3L Turbo
  • Number of cylinders: 6
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Tan Full Leather w/Tartan Inserts
  • Drive side: Left-hand drive
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1979 Porsche 930 911 Turbo Coupe

1979 Porsche 930/911 Turbo Coupe

Numbers Matching

1-Owner for 35-Years

$30k of Recent Work

VIN # 9309800286

ENG# 6890212 (930/64)

TRN# 790569

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18,800 Original Miles
Grand Prix White (R4) on Tan Full Leather (88) with Tartan Inserts

4-Speed Manual Transmission

Clean and Clear Illinois Title

Straight and Dry Chassis/No Accidents

Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

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Many enthusiasts and historians of Porsche Turbos consider the 1978 and 1979 model years the best air-cooled versions delivered to the U.S.From 1980 through 1985, the turbo was not imported new, primarily due to more stringent emissions standards.When the Turbo returned to the States for model year 1986, it just wasn't the same car.The light and fun natured nimbleness was gone as well as that edgy performance that either would get your adrenaline pumping or just kill you.A mere 1,200 final units were delivered to America in 1979.This is #286.

This particular example was built in December of 1978 and ordered with the following factory equipment:

US Equipment

Limited Slip Differential

Electric Sliding Sunroof

Electric Exterior Mirror - Passenger Side

Pirelli Tires

The first owner was the late John Dixon of Dayton, Ohio.Mr. Dixon was a well-respected enthusiast and collector who ran the famed Taj Ma Garaj, which was his 23,000 square foot showroom of over 40 Porsches and other collectibles.When he passed away in August of 2013, the family continued to run the charity focused garage.While some of the bizarre and unusual pieces remained, others were carefully released to other collectors.The current owner purchased this Turbo towards the end of 2013

Shortly after, he hired Classic 9 Leather shop of Dearborn Heights, Michigan to do a new full leather interior.Classic 9 is a well-known Porsche only interior restoration shop.Over $12k was invested.A few years later, he had the car delivered to German Motors in Las Vegas for mechanical sorting. It is a well-respected specialty repair shop.The owner had the car thoroughly inspected and invested another $15,000 on the following engine-out services:

Install factory ROW exhaust system (original available for additional fee)

Ceramic coat exhaust system and turbo oil tank

New exhaust studs

Replaced turbo waste gate

Replaced gaskets on valve and timing covers

New crankshaft seals (front and rear)

Valve adjustment

Engine gasket kit

Remove transmission and replace clutch/pressure plate and machine flywheel

Flush and pressure test oil cooler

New oil lines

Rebuild and calibrate fuel distributor and warm up regulator

Major service including new spark plugs, ignition wires, dist. cap, and rotor

New engine mounts

All of this work was performed on July 9th, 2016 at 18,400-miles.Also, the car was given a ROW/European look with the installation of very rare H1 headlights, Euro taillight lenses, and Euro rear reflectors.

Recently, we had our marque expert go through the entire car and perform an inspection. He found this example to be very straight and free from signs of corrosion or damage.Furthermore, he performed the following repairs:

New drive belts

Oil service with period correct factory filter

Hood shocks and a few exterior light bulbs

Furthermore, he confirmed an oil leak with minor seepage from where the engine and transmission meet.The prior service in 2016 noted that it might be coming from the engine crankcase and wasn't worth replacing that crank seal/gasket at that time (see pic) as the engine runs fantastic.

Finally, we had Doctor Detail, one of the top detailer and paint specialists in the area carefully polish the exterior paint to look near new.They also performed a high-level detail of the interior, engine bay, and trunk area.In total, over $2,000 was just spent detailing this example.

As you can imagine, the exterior of this turbo looks fantastic.There are minimal signs of use.The few blemishes were touched up professionally (see pics).The paint has a deep shine to it.The glass is in excellent shape with no cracks or chips.The windshield is the correct factory Sigla glass.The original Fuchs wheels are wearing the correct anodized finish and are wrapped in OEM size Pirelli tires (as delivered new from the factory).All the exterior lights work properly as well as the front and rear wipers.The tires have at least half tread life, but are 7-years old.The brake pads have more than half life as well.

The interior looks equally as nice and has been completely restored in leather.The dash, door panels, and seat leather looks fantastic.The period-correct tartan fabric inserts add a tasteful touch.The headliner has no tears or stains.The carpet also is in fantastic condition.All the gauges work properly as well as the interior lights, Blaupunkt radio, and electric antenna.The power side mirrors go in and out, but not up and down and need a new switch.Also, the heater does work, but needs an adjustment as sometimes you feel it on when the system is closed.The A/C system blows air, but not cold.The compressor is original and appears to work, but there is a slight leak in the system.

Once you drive a first generation inter-cooled 930, you will be converted.This example is no exception.It really is a pure and distilled driving experience.It starts easily and holds an even idle.The throttle response is surprisingly quick and boost is strong.The shifting is very precise and almost gate-like with a reassuring mechanical click as you lock into gear.There is no lateral play with the shifter and is one of the best I've felt.The gearbox easily moves through the gears with no grinding or slipping of the clutch.The brakes are fantastic.These late '70s model years saw a benefit of being fitted with larger 917 style ventilated rotors and 4-piston calipers.This was a huge improvement over the prior non-intercooled models (one of the chief complaints).The brakes have excellent initial bite with no fading or pulling.The car tracks straight and is easy to drive at high speeds on the open highway.This classic air-cooled Porsche GT car would be ideal on vintage touring events, the show circuit, or even fun weekend canyon carving trips.If you had to narrow your collection to one vintage toy that could do it all, this would be a serious contender.

This Turbo includes an extra key (uncut), no owner's manuals, recent significant service records, Porsche COA, original space saver spare, jack, full set of CocoMats, and original U.S. sealed beam headlight set.

**Note: VIN and other numbers in photos are withheld to protect against fraud. All photos with numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.

Also, although this vehicle can pass the CA tail pipe emissions test, it does not pass visual as it is missing its smog pump and EGR valve.Therefore, this vehicle will be available only to those buyers registering the car out of state or have a dealer license (wholesale or retail).

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This vehicle is sold "as-is" with no warranty, written or implied.In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case.All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price.All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee.The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability.The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s).To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate.We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details.The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear.It is not a brand-new vehicle.We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.