Tak rodziła się legenda. Porsche 911 Turbo 930 powstało jako homologacyjna wersja samochodu budowanego do wyścigowej Grupy 4. W odróżnieniu od innych tego typu konstrukcji, jego używanie nie wiązało się z niewygodami w codziennym użytku. Mimo fenomenalnych osiągów, Porsche było komfortowe, bogato wyposażone, świetnie wykonane i ciche. To przełożyło się na sprzedaż znacznie przekraczającą początkowo planowane 400 sztuk oraz powstanie kolejnych wersji, które w nowych odsłonach wychodzą do dziś. Wersja z 1978 roku otrzymała silnik powiększony do 3,3 l o mocy 300 KM. Prezentowany egzemplarz ma 77 tys. mil przebiegu, zachował w dużej części fabryczny lakier oraz oryginalną grafikę „Turbo Designation” na karoserii. Prognozowana cena to ok. 550 – 710 tys. PLN, choć samochód licytowany będzie bez ceny minimalnej.
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE
US$ 140,000 – 180,000
PLN 550,000 – 710,000
To be sold without reserve
QUAIL LODGE AUCTION
19 Aug 2016
Carmel, Quail Lodge & Golf Club
1978 PORSCHE 930 3.3 TURBO COUPE
Chassis no. 9308800266
3,299cc SOHC Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
265bhp at 5,550rpm
4-Speed Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
Beautifully kept example of the legendary 930
A California car since new with less than 67,000 miles
Cool Silver Metallic over Red livery and factory 'Turbo Designation' trim
One of the most raw and exciting production cars ever built
THE PORSCHE 930 TURBO
Much of the Porsche 911’s development had resulted from the factory’s racing program. It was the period Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, that spurred the development of 'Project 930′: the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-liter Carrera RSR engine in road trim, a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph. But the Turbo wasn’t just about top speed, it was also the best-equipped 911 and amazingly flexible – only four speeds in the gearbox. It was capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph in 14 seconds.
What set the 911 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this astounding performance was delivered. Comparing the Turbo to similarly quick 'he-man' cars such as the Holman & Moody-tuned Cobra 427 and the Ford GT40, Motor’s Roger Bell reckoned what made the Porsche so different was that it: „hurls you forward with similar velocity but in an uncannily quiet and effortless way. To be shoved so hard in the back that you need high-back seats to keep your head on, yet neither to feel nor hear anything more than a muffled hum, is a very odd sensation indeed in a car.”
Although the Turbo’s characteristic flared wheel-arches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model, the car’s interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. For 1978 the Turbo’s engine was enlarged to 3.3 liters, gaining an inter-cooler in the process. Power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph. Sadly, US Porsche customers were only able to enjoy the newly enlarged Turbo for a couple of years before increasingly tough emissions legislation forced its withdrawal from the North American market. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
As one of the most raw and unbridled cars available on the market in its day, the 930 Turbo has rightfully earned its place as a legend. It is quite rare to find an example as unfettered as the one offered here. This fine Turbo was completed at the Zuffenhausen based Porsche plant in February of 1978, the first production year for the 3.3-Liter 930. According to the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, this Turbo was finished much as it appears today, built to California state specifications and equipped with an electric sunroof, two side mirrors and the distinct Turbo Designation side trim in black. The exterior color was silver metallic (which remains on the car today), and the interior was completed in light red leather.
According to the car’s original maintenance book, the new Porsche was delivered new through Redwood Motors, Inc. of Eureka, California on April 13, 1978 to a Mr. Ron Huchendorf of Fortuna, California. The car was soon after purchased by Mr. Harold Murrish, the uncle of the consignor, and later passed onto to Mr. Murrish’s brother, the consignor’s father. Always kept in the Eureka, California area, receipts present in the car’s history file indicate that engine and maintenance work were peformed in the early 1980s by German Motors of Arcata, California. It is believed that during this time the crankcase was replaced with the unstamped unit fitted in the car today.
With the exception of a new interior fitted to factory specification in 2013, this potent 930 presents beautifully and in largely original condition throughout. The car’s exterior paint appears to be original in many areas, and still retains the epic Turbo Designation decals. The car appears to be very dry and solid, with good panel fit. The odometer, which reads less than 67,000 miles, is indeed believed to be the car’s original mileage. The 930 is complete with the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the owner’s and maintenance manuals in the original pouch, original key cars, space-saver spare and tool kit.