1976 Porsche Carrera Turbo Found in Alexandria

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1976 Porsche Carrera Turbo

 

Spotted in Alexandria, Virginia is a 1976 Porsche Carrera Turbo for $159,000 USD.   I just met a man who won Sebring in a Porsche 911 in 1985 and his daily driver is a 1978 3.3 Liter Turbo.  These early cars were his favorite.  This car shows a build date of  11/75 and imported into the USA in 1976 which was the first year of the 930 Turbo for the USA market.  For the first year the script on the engine lid displayed Turbo Carrera.   This particular car has has the same owner for the last 30 years.   It is an all matching numbers car and a great find for Porsche lovers.   Unfortunately, the seller says this car has been sitting and currently not running.  Hopefully this will not take a lot to get running again .

Would you pay this price for an early 930 Turbo?

 

The 1976 and 1977 years , Porsche used a 3.0 Liter turbo charged engine putting out 256 HP.   In order to ensure that the platform could make the most of the higher power output, a revised suspension, larger brakes and a stronger gearbox became part of the package, although some consumers were unhappy with Porsche’s use of a four-speed whilst a five-speed manual was available in the “lesser” Carrera. A “whale tail” rear spoiler was installed to help vent more air to the engine and to create more downforce at the rear of the vehicle, and wider rear wheels with upgraded tires combined with flared wheelarches were added to increase the 911’s width and grip, making it more stable.

In 1978 Porsche enlarged the engine to 3.3 liters and added an air to air intercooler.

 

VIN:  9306800021

Price $159,000 USD

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