1976 PORSCHE 911/930 TURBO CARRERA COUPE
--Emerald Green Metallic with Cinnamon leather interior and Cinnamon carpeting, 4-speed manual transmission, 50,000 miles from new, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, Original colors, Matching numbers.
Much of the Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera’s development had resulted from the factory's racing program. The rules for FIA Group 4 homologation required 400 road cars to be built, which spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911/930 Turbo. The turbocharged 3.0 liter engine in road trim developed 260bhp with propelled the Turbo Carrera from and standstill to 100 mph in 14 seconds and resulted in a top speed of 155mph. Porsche’s first road going super car, this meant it was on par or faster that its contemporary’s in the day, the Aston Martin’s V8 Vantage, Ferrari’s 512 Berlinetta Boxer and Lamborghini’s Countach, certainly excellent company. Legendary racing driver Paul Frere stated "It offers the finest blend of ultimate performance and refinement I have ever come across.”
This is the first year of the Porsche Turbo in the USA. This extraordinary Turbo Carrera is the 472nd example of 590 car model run for the 1976 Porsche model year.
Porsche factory options included: US Equipment, Full leather, Air conditioning, Electric Windows, Electric Sunroof, Blaupunkt radio, Limited Slip Differential, 1,5 PS Starter, Electric Sunroof and Pirelli tires.
This Turbo Carrera was purchased several years ago from long term ownership in Alaska, Alaskan seasonal use was undoubtedly responsible for its limited mileage to date. It was found and purchased by well-known Porsche enthusiast-dealer Paul Hageman. Subsequently and with the help of Porsche broker Dirk Layer, this Turbo Carrera was sold to a Canadian gentleman, Mr. Matt Paris and shortly thereafter to a friend of Mr. Paris, a Los Angeles based collector. It then went on to a local Porsche enthusiast to be enjoyed only during perfect weather conditions, and thoroughly maintained and cared for regardless of use. During this client's ownership, the Turbo Carrera was sent to Porsche specialist Dave Hammers at Werks I, Inc. in Sea Cliff, NY. Werks I performed a full fluid and filter service, new oil lines, gaskets and tie rods, and new fuel hoses.
Combining the unmistakable looks of a classic Turbo Carrera, this 911 Turbo Carrera is superb in every respect. As the first Porsche road going super car, it offers the collectability and investment potential that goes hand in hand with its low production figures. This extraordinary Turbo Carrera will not disappoint in any way.