By the mid-1970s, the era of malaise in automotive performance was setting in. 0-60 and quarter mile times were a shadow of what they had been just five years before. Only Porsche seemed to buck this trend using an exhaust driven turbocharger to achieve stunning results. The 3.3-liter version of the 911 Turbo Carrera (known as the 930) could do 0-60 in about 4.9 seconds at a time when a new Ferrari or Corvette were hard pressed to do the same thing in less than 8.0 seconds. Handling could be very tricky because the turbo was very much an “on” or “off” thing. Boost coming on suddenly in the middle of a corner was the undoing of many 930 drivers. Flared fenders and a whale tail rear spoiler told other drivers to move out of the left lane. Due to changing emissions regulations, Porsche withdrew the 930 from the U.S. market in 1980.
This matching numbers example is one of 717 911 Carrera Turbos built in 1976. The Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms the date of production of 10/09/1976, the original colour combination of Sienna Metallic over Cork Leather and the factory Electric Sunroof.
The car comes from Canada with only two previous owners. The engine was completely rebuilt in September 2016 and the invoice of the rebuild is included. The exhaust system comes from Fabspeed and it is equipped with a unique radio with a recorder Blaupunkt Bamberg and the 16″ Fuchs wheels (only for the MY 1977).