PRISTINE! 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo 3.3 // 18k Miles // GTS 911 Carrera S

Make: Porsche
Model: 930
Trim: 930 Turbo
Year: 1979
Mileage: 18000
VIN: 9309800286
Color: White
Cylinders: 6
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Tartan
Vehicle Title: Clean
Item location: Torrance, California, United States
Power Windows

Description of 1979 Porsche 930 930 Turbo

1979 Porsche 930/911 Turbo Coupe

Numbers Matching

$30k of Recent Work

VIN # 9309800286

ENG# 6890212 (930/64)

TRN# 790569

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

4-Speed Manual Transmission

Straight and Dry Chassis/No Accidents

Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

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

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.