Officially debuted at the 1973 at the Frankfurt Auto Show and in production form at the 1975 Paris Auto Show, the Porsche 930 (more commonly known as the Porsche 911 Turbo) was not only an exceptional performer, but also an ambitious step into the future for the German automaker. While turbo-technology was not unheard of in racing at the time, it was quite rare on the street; few road cars were ultimately successful in integrating the technology. Porsche essentially took the engine of the Carrera RS 2.7 and married it with turbo racing technology, which increased it to 3.0L. Paired with a now-iconic and curvaceous body accentuated by a large Whale Tail, the Porsche 930 immediately changed the perception of what a sports car should be. These early Porsche 930 examples, like the 1976 Porsche 930, are some of the most sought-after in the Porsche classic market. In fact, it is estimated that only 2,873 examples of the early 3.0L Porsche 930 were manufactured prior to the 1978 change to 3.3L engines. If youre considering buying a 1976 Porsche 930, let the team at The Beverly Hills Car Club assist you in your search. Backed by years of experience in the classic car market, they have the industry connections, resources and knowledge needed to help you track down an original, early example of the illustrious Porsche 911 Turbo.
If youre buying a 1976 Porsche 930, there are a few things to consider. Unlike many classic cars, rust should not present a huge problem for any post-1978 Porsche 930 that hasnt been crashed, repaired, repainted or otherwise had their rust-proofing disturbed. On the other hand, early Porsche 930 examples prior to the 3.3L engine change in 1978 were not galvanized. Special attention should be paid to sills, wheel arches, the trunk floor and door skins. Youll also want to check for collision damage and repair. If there is damage, be conscious of the costs of repairs and how much restoration youre willing to take on. Mechanically, the flat-six Porsche engines need far less maintenance than their exotic counterparts. You will, however, want to ask the seller for any documentation regarding maintenance and ownership history, as this can give you great insight as to how the classic Porsche 930 was treated over the years. It should also be noted that the four-speed gearbox is generally very durable, although synchromesh wear seems to be a common problem.
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