West Coast Classics are proud to present an absolutely stunning and exceptionally rare example of this original southern California all matching #'s 1979 911 '930' 3.3L 6 cylinder Turbo 'Sunroof' Coupe with 4 speed manual transmission, factory color Black (A1) paint and full black leather (trim code 68) seats and interior and factory added options including;
Equipment for California Limited Slip Differential ($590 added option), Left and front sport seats ($385 added option), Electric sliding sunroof ($850 added option), Black roof liner, Leather covered sport steering wheel, Air conditioning Vin # 9309800233 Engine # 6891091 Transmission # 790436
and now being sold with a very low believed to be original 18K miles!
This particular model was completed according to the authentic factory 'Porsche Production Specifications Certificate' in 11/1978 and boasts it's original and matching #'s engine and transmission and was purchased on 12/30/1978 and serviced by it's original southern California owner at 'Wester Porsche' of Seaside, California. Reportedly purchased by only it's second southern California owner in the mid eighties and owned until the owner's passing last year. The car was then transferred into his wife's name from his estate and is now being sold with a believed to be original 18,673 miles as reported by his wife and shown on the odometer. She had known her husband to have serviced the car when required primarily at the renown 'Lomita 911', Porsche specialists of Harbor City, California. The car will be sold with its original owner's manuals and it's Porsche Certificate of Authenticity. It has it's original tools still unused and stored in their rightful compartment under the hood and the car will be sold with it's front bra cover. The obvious non-original items are the 993 alloy wheels and a repaint in it's original 'Black' factory color.
In 1979, original dealers retail prices were sold well over sticker price for this, as stated by Porsche, last year of production for the turbo Porsche with Beverly Hills Porsche selling the most expensive model for a reported record $154k! In fact the last 930 model we ourselves sold, originally sold in 1979 for an unbelievable advertised price of $99,999 over it's original suggested retail price of $44,775! Porsche nevertheless did continue production of the Turbo Porsche in Europe until 1980 but it did not import the car into the U.S. again until 1986.
This eminently collectible turbo-charged version of Porsche's rear engine 911 was so heavily re-engineered as to merit a seperate type number, the 930, with markedly flared front and rear wheel arches, wide tires (wider still in the rear) and a prominent tray-like spoiler that's long been known as the 'whale tail' among enthusiasts. It was soon to be recognised as the star performer of all Porsche production cars and here is one of the most collectible years available - the 1979 3.3 litre Turbo, last year of U.S. production until 1986.
Obviously always garaged and covered and rarely used, we are told on good authority from the widow of its only second southern California owner, that the car has probably never seen rain. The car has absolutely no rust or signs of any accident history! The car has always been driven with a factory bra to avoid any of the otherwise unavoidable freeway chips and scratches on these low profile sports cars and both the car's paint and leather interior are in very good condition in this most beautiful and highly desirable all black Porsche color combination! The only real interior imperfection would be the typical now fast shrinking leather dash.
This car truly has to be driven to be fuly appreciated. The original matching #'s (6891091) 3.3L 6 cylinder renown 'bullet proof' engine is extremely strong and very smooth running with a believed to be original only 18K miles; although please note that any service history for the car was unfortunately misplaced by the second owner over the years and cannot be found by either his widow or his estate. The matching #'s (790436) 4 speed manual transmission shifts smoothly and effortlessly through the gears with none of the typical synchro problems common in these early model years and the car drives exactly like a well maintained and cared for 930 Turbo should! The temperature always remains cool and the car does not burn oil. The car has a current California smog certificate and the options are working as they should, including all power options.
Obviously never abused or raced and overall an extremely fine and rare example of this very desirable and collectible classic - the air-cooled 1979 930 3.3L Turbo Coupe, probably the ultimate exhilirating driving experience of any sports car anywhere with a 4 speed manual transmission - increasingly hard to find in such great unabused condition matching #'s example in such a classic head-turning all Black striking color combination!