For Sale: 1979 Porsche 911 in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Vehicle Description

1979 Porsche Carrera 911/930 Turbo - The Widow Maker: 930 Turbo - Same Owner for past 20 Years - BBS Gold Wheels - Fully Serviced/Gone Through by Euro Autowerks - All Original Components Included (Please note: If you happen to be viewing this 1979 Porsche 911 930 Turbo on a website other than our Garage Kept Motors site, it's possible that you've only seen some of our many photographs of this vehicle due to website limitations. To be sure you access all the more than 180 photographs, as well as a short walk-around-and-startup video, please go to our main website: GarageKeptMotors.) Its sheet metal bulged like Arnold Schwarzenegger's chest. Its engine had turbocharged lungs. It acceler­ated as if there were a Saturn booster strapped to its tail. It became the altar at which car nuts worshiped.... �€"Rich Ceppos, Car and Driver The car Mr. Ceppos so breathlessly described above was the Porsche 930, available in the late seventies, but withdrawn from the U.S. in 1980 due to its high price and low sales volumes. From that point on, there would only be RoW (or Rest of World, in other words, non-U.S. model) Porsche 930s. The car's remarkable performance together with its rarity made it an almost instant classic. The Porsche 911 Turbo offered here was delivered new on December 3, 1979 by Capital Porsche-Audi to its first Ohio-based owner. For the past 20 years, it has been owned by another enthusiast. Both caretakers' pride is reflected in the superb condition of the car, unmistakable evidence of the care lavished on it. The Turbo's odometer shows 75,000 miles (or just over 1,800 miles per year on average). It's accepted wisdom among Porschephiles: Porsches need to be driven. That's why many Porsche collectors choose cars with a respectful number of miles, because it demonstrates the kind of use that doesn't allow engines to go stale or plastic and rubber parts to endure the ravages of disuse. Outside, the Guards red single-stage paint (one of the longest running Zuffenhausen factory paint choices) retains a deep gloss free of blemishes. A good example of the owner care: The flag style side-view mirrors wear Porsche-logo covers to prevent stone chips. There is no evidence of body repairs or repainting. The power sunroof has no wear marks. Emblems are complete and properly located. The Turbo-only spoiler (lesser 911 cars had a different, but similar spoiler design) is in excellent condition. The staggered-width BBS gold-center wheels-a common, and expensive, upgrade for these cars back in the day-are in excellent condition, free of curb damage or discoloration, and wearing properly sized Pirelli PZero performance tires. (The car comes with the full complement of Fuchs black-center wheels it wore when new, and with the BBS wheels will give the new owner both of the two best wheel choices for this car.) Rear-side shark fin stone guards are properly in place and undamaged. The body is entirely free of rust or evidence of any rust repairs. Inside, the handsome and very rare brown-leather upholstery (back in 1979, Porsche had not succumbed to the clever-name syndrome for its interior-color descriptions) almost shows as new. The driver's seat shows the barest minimum of wear-patina while the rear seats appear virtually unused. The brown dash is free of cracks or damage. Carpeting is well maintained and the Turbo script logos are present on the carpeted rear seat backs when folded. An upgraded audio head unit is installed. Even the footwell areas have been treated with care. Underneath the rear cover, the 260-horsepower, 3.3-liter flat-six engine has received both cosmetic and performance upgrades notably including the prominent Club Carrera-branded intercooler. Be sure to take a close look in the gallery at the 1994 invoice from Specialty Motorwerks in Dayton, Ohio listing nearly $10,000 worth of maintenance and upgrades including the new intercooler. All removed parts, as well as maintenance supplies includin

Vehicle Details

  • 1979 Porsche 911
  • Listing ID:CC-1389404
  • Price:$104,900
  • Location:Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Porsche
  • Model:911
  • Exterior Color:Guards Red
  • Interior Color:Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:74906
  • Stock Number:20GKM228
  • VIN:9309800971

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Garage Kept Motors
420 36th St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49548