There is something about a Porsche 911 Turbo, new or old, that pulls at the heartstrings of sports car enthusiasts everywhere. The 911 nameplate is the second-oldest sports car nameplate in production (behind the Corvette), yet the 1975 Porsche 911 Type 930 also holds the distinction of being the fastest accelerating car in the world when it launched onto the scene with 260hp in 1975. The 1975 Porsche 930, as it was marketed in the United States, was built from 1975 to 1989. Characterized by its distinctive body shape, wide wheel arches, large rear spoiler and legendary power, the Porsche 930 offered a 3.0L flat six from the 1974 model Carrera RS 3.0 with adapted turbo-technology. In order to handle the higher power output, the Porsche 930 would receive a suspension revision, larger brakes, larger wheels, wider tires and flared fenders. A large rear spoiler, lovingly referred to by enthusiasts as a Whale Tail, was also added to create down-force and to push more air through the engine. The superstar of the Porsche lineup, the Porsche 930 would also gain a stronger 4-speed gearbox. Much would remain the same until engine size was increased to 3.3L in 1978.
These early model Porsche 911 Turbo examples are some of the most sought-after by Porsche enthusiasts and collectors, particularly those that are original and unmolested. The 1975 Porsche 930 was also available with the Martini stripes as featured on Porsche racecars of the day. This variation is also popular with collectors. Also of note is the Porsche 930 badging, as the very first 911 Turbo models were badged Turbo Carrera in the United States. Today, they are most commonly known by their factory model number 930. It is estimated that approximately 2,873 examples of the early 3.0L Porsche 930 were manufactured prior to the 1978 change to 3.3L engines. If youre thinking about buying a 1975 Porsche 930, always be sure to have the classic Porsche inspected by a quality third party vendor that has experience in classic Porsche 911 Turbo models. They should be able to authenticate the example as an original and can point out any areas of concern with the body, suspension and brakes, interior and electrics, as well as the engine and transmission.
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