The Golden Era? We think so too.
In 1974, Porsche shocked the world at the Paris Auto Show by introducing their first turbocharged production car—the 930 Turbo or “Turbo Carrera”. From 1975 to 1977 the Turbo Carrera shattered records, dropped jaws and scared the best of the best back into their comfy naturally aspirated Carreras. Now, with that in mind, you’d think that Porsche would tame it down a bit, right? Think again. In 1978 Porsche significantly increased power by jumping from a 3.0L flat-six to a 3.3L, mated to a 4-speed aluminum 915 gearbox featuring taller gears and a heavier clutch—’78 was also the first year that the 930 came with a much-needed Intercooler. The 3.3L flat-six remained with the Turbo line-up for the balance of the G-Series run (’78-’89), all the way through to the 964 iteration (’90-’92)—no, we are not forgetting about the massively tuned 3.6 built for the series two 964 Turbo (’93-’94)—until a redesigned 3.6L from the 993 Turbo came about in 1995.
Photographed above, our 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo is finished in its original specification of Gold Metallic over a Cork Leather interior. Purchased new in Michigan, this ‘70s legend remained within one meticulous family nearly its entire life. Within the past year, the car underwent a glass out/bare-metal repaint along with a reupholster of the two front seats. Additionally, with only 82k documented/original miles and has had a comprehensive rebuild at about 55k miles, this 930 Turbo is extremely well sorted and ready for many more heavy heartbeats.
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