After a successful first run, the 1978 model-year brought about quite a few changes for the Porsche 930 (more commonly known as the Porsche 911 Turbo). The 1978 Porsche 930 underwent a thorough update, with engine displacement increasing to 3.3L and the addition of an intercooler to the turbo. The drivetrain was also upgraded, a new brake system was implemented and the tires became wider. Thanks to the new intercooler, the Porsche 930 was now capable of reaching over 300hp. The now-famous spoiler was also redesigned and raised slightly to accommodate the addition of the intercooler. Inside, the 1978 Porsche 930 would receive a boost gauge to help the driver plan for the long-awaited turbo kick the 911 had become known for. This version of the Porsche 930 would last until 1989 with a few subtle modifications along the way. For many collectors and enthusiasts, the 1978 Porsche 930 represents a safer, more fun and more desirable classic than the original 911 Turbo models. Of course, this is personal preference.
Because the revised tail on the 1978 Porsche 930 3.3L would become the most popular of the Porsche tails, many owners have installed the Tea Tray on other versions of the 911. When searching for a Porsche 930 from this era, be sure to look for the following markers of an original. First, the boxier Tea Tray rear spoiler. Second, the boost gauge on the dash. Third, the intercooler atop the engine. Lastly, the larger brake discs and calipers. Once you believe youve found an original 1978 Porsche 930, consult with a Porsche expert to ensure that engine and chassis numbers are matching particularly if an original example is important to you. A qualified classic Porsche expert can also assist you in evaluating the overall condition of the engine, transmission, suspension, brakes, interior, exterior and more. On the other hand, if youre looking for a car for restoration, close attention should be paid to the overall condition of the body. Always look for signs of collision damage and/or repair, and be sure to inspect thoroughly for rust. These are just a few of the many Buyers Tips that The Beverly Hills Car Club is happy to share with their clients and friends.
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