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1979 Porsche 911 Turbo VIN: 9309800724 Only 19417 miles since new Original Window Sticker Porsche Certificate of Authenticity Comes with original books, tools, maintenance records, and sales documents This Turbo Carrera, in the rare combination of silver metallic paint and red leather interior, was originally sold in September of 1980 by Neil Huffman Porsche in Montgomery, Alabama to Neil Huffman Datsun in Louisville, KY. It seems that Mr. Huffman fancied a 930 for himself, and had it brought over to his dealership headquarters in Kentucky. Records show the car in his ownership until at least 1992. After Huffman's ownership the car found its way to a collector in Texas, and then for the past three years to an owner in New Jersey. Now at Canepa every system on the 930 Turbo has been gone through piece by piece to ensure its functionality, and that it meets Canepa standards. The body and interior have received a concours level preparation and detail. This 1979 model benefits from the significant upgrades made in 1978: enlarging the engine to 3.3 liters; adding an air-to-air intercooler which helped increase power output to 296 hp; the rear 'whale tail' spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler; and Porsche upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on the 917 racecar. All of these improvements helped Porsche take the fight to offerings from Ferrari and Lamborghini. Options: Limited slip differential Heated outside mirror Electric sunroof About the 930 In 1974 Porsche introduced the first production turbocharged 911. Adapting turbo-technology originally developed for the 917 Can-Am cars Porsche created what was internally known as the 930. The body shape is distinctive thanks to wide wheel-arches to accommodate the wide tires, and a large rear spoiler often known as a whale tail on the early cars, and tea-tray on the later ones. Starting out with a 3.0 L engine with 256 horsepower these early cars are known for their exhilarating acceleration coupled with challenging handling and turbo lag. For 1978, capacity rose to 3.3 liter with 296 horsepower, and an intercooler was added which was placed under the large rear spoiler. 0-60 mph the 930 was clocked at a blazing 5.0 seconds flat, with a top speed of 162 mph. The price for a new 930 in 1979 was close to $40,000, and its performance put it in direct competition with Ferrari and Lamborghini. Changing emissions regulations forced Porsche to withdraw the 930 from the US in 1980. Their expectation that the 928 would replace the 911 kept them from developing the 930 for the US market. When the 911 remained Porsche's bestseller through the 80's Porsche re-introduced the 930 to the US market in 1986 with an emission-controlled engine producing 278 hp. In 1976 production figures of the 930 qualified it for FIA Group 4 competition, with the racing version called the Porsche 934. Many participated at Le Mans and other endurance races. The wilder FIA Group 5 version called Porsche 935 evolved from the 2.1 L RSR Turbo of 1974. Fitted with a slope nose, the 600+ hp car was campaigned in 1976 by the factory, winning the world championship title. Private 935 teams went on to win many races, like Le Mans in 1979, and continued to compete successfully with the car well into the 1980s until the FIA and IMSA rules were changed. -

Year:  1980 or older
Miles:  15 000 - 19 999
Transmission: Manual
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