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1978 Porsche 930-28k original miles!



Rewind back to 1978 and imagine a car so powerful that it could hit 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Imagine a car that literally turned the world upside down, the car was the Porsche 930. First introduced in 1975 with a non-intercooled turbocharged 3.0 flat 6 it set records and was the object of lust for every car lover on the planet. It not only captivated people with its power, it stirred passion for its flared fendered in your face appearance and it garnered respect for the many people it killed with it’s tricky at the limit handling. What a car! Now imagine this car with almost twice that power….

In 1978 Porsche refined the formula slightly by bumping displacement to 3.3 liters, adding intercooling and upgrading the brakes and suspension. The changes were a huge leap forward and transformed an amazing car to a life changing one.  These cars were incredibly hard to come by, in fact Porsche imported just 461 1978 930 Turbo’s and this car is the very last 1978 made,  being VIN # 9308800461!

This 930 was a very special car being a Paint to Sample (PTS) car when ordered new. I have been unable to cross reference the paint code to get an official paint color but to me it looks like Porsche Slate Gray Metallic. It has been a desert SW car its entire life and has covered just 28k miles. 

The car originally belonged to an older gentleman who drove the car sparingly. Due to excessive sitting the car needed some updates and oil leaks fixed. It was taken to the Porsche store for this work and the classic slippery slope started…. At 26k miles this particular car underwent a very thorough mechanical refresh and not a penny was spared. If you are looking for a car that has had a cost no object build here it is! You couldn’t duplicate this for $100k.  Everything is well documented with thousands in receipts from the best vendors in the Porsche business.

Here is what has been done:

Motor:

  • Complete Engine Rebuild- Matching #’s case
  • 3.4 Liter RUF Mahle P&C’s 7.5-1 Compression
  • ARP Head Studs
  • AASCO High Performance Valve job with springs and titanium retainers
  • Ollies Machine Shop- Balance, rebuild rods, Crankshaft magnafluxed polished and heat treated
  • 911SC Cams
  • Kokeln Ball Bearing Turbo
  • Kokeln Intercooler
  • Tial 46mm wastegate (1 bar)
  • Nology Wires
  • B&B Polished headers w/heat
  • B&B Polished Exhaust
  • Fuel Distributor recurved
  • Rennline Polished Alternator Strap
  • New ERP copper oil cooler lines and thermostat
  • New engine chains and rails, CDI box, Fuel Accumulator
  • Billet Valve Covers and aluminum sump plate
  • WEVO Engine Mounts

Transmission-

  • 915 5-speed conversion
  • Full Transmission Rebuild
  • RSR 6lb lightweight flywheel
  • RSR Carbon Kevlar Clutch
  • Limited Slip
  • WEVO Shifter
  • WEVO transmission mounts

Suspension-

  • Smart racing 23mm front and rear swaybars with reinforced mounts
  • Hollow 22mm front and 29mm rear torsion bars
  • ERP Bump Steer Kit
  • Custom Valved Bilsteins w/reinforced spindles with front camber adjustability
  • Rear mono-ball bushings
  • New plastic front, rear and spring plate bushings
  • Hawk Performance Brake pads

Interior:

  • Sparco Torino Seats in real leather and alacantara
  • RS Door Panels
  • RS Carpet kit w/ rear seat delete
  • Alacantara Dash and headliner
  • Rennline Pedals
  • Rennline Track Mats
  • Autopower roll bar color matched in Slate Gray
  • Sparco Touring 4pt belts
  • Momo Corsa steering wheel
  • Rennline Blower motor cover
  • Rennline battery tie down
  • Rennline kill switch
  • Boost gauge in clock location

Exterior:

  • New in the box genuine RUF 9x17 front and 10x17 rear Wheels
  • H4 Headlight Upgrade
  • Oil cooler intake scoop

To drive this car now is to really understand the word OUTRAGEOUS! This is not a car suitable for a novice driver or someone new to air-cooled Porsche’s. Having driven hundreds of air-cooled Porsche’s I can honestly say this is one of the most powerful ones I have ever driven. It makes ungodly power yet manages to be more civilized than a stock 930. The addition of more displacement, high compression, a more modern turbocharger and a 5-speed transmission literally transform this car. It is not for the faint of heart but if you want one of the coolest 930’s to roam the streets here is your car.

You will note that the build centered on the mechanicals and interior of the car. These items are 100% done and sorted. The exterior of the car has not been touched and depending on how someone might want to use the car could stand being taken to the next level. The glass, trim and rubber are all gorgeous but the paint is definitely showing its age. From 10 feet or in pictures it looks great, however it is suffering from issues such as clear coat hazing, cracking and is in need of a respray if you want it to match to caliber of the rest of the car. To just drive and enjoy it…

The car will come complete with all the books and manuals, the Certificate of Authenticity, complete documentation of all the upgrades/service done, original tool kit, air-pump and 3 original Porsche keys. What an amazing car!


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