1979 Porsche 911 Turbo
Recently restored in 2017 with restoration photographs and nearly $20,000 in receipts
Finished in a rarely seen specification of Casablanca Beige Metallic over Brown leather
Numbers matching engine and transmission
Equipped with optional Sport Seats, electric sunroof, and limited slip differential
Offered with an Owner’s Manual, restoration receipts, and a digital Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
Finished in its original, uncommon shade of Casablanca Beige Metallic, this 1979 911 Turbo is offered following restorative work completed in 2018. With nearly $20,000 in supporting receipts, this vehicle received attention to the paintwork, engine, and interior. Desirably equipped with optional sport seats trimmed in Brown leather and an electric sliding sunroof, this 911 Turbo also comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirming its original build specification, options, and serial numbers. Furthermore, the engine and transmission serial numbers are noted to match Porsche’s build information.
One of 806 US specification models built for 1979, this 911 Turbo is accompanied by restoration receipts and digital photographs along with a toolkit and owner’s manual. The 911 Turbo truly remains one of the most exciting, usable, and desirable Porsches ever conceived.
By the mid-1970s, the era of malaise in automotive performance was setting in. Automakers seemed less interested in vehicle performance and zero-to-60 and quarter mile times were a shadow of what they had been just five years earlier. Determined to buck this trend, Porsche would deliver a new turbocharged 911 to achieve stunning performance results. The 3.3-liter version of the 911 Turbo (often known as the Type 930) could sprint from zero to 60 mph in about 4.9 seconds at a time when performance cars were hard-pressed to achieve the same speed in less than 8.0 seconds. Equipped with aggressive flared fenders and a whale tail rear spoiler housing a large intercooler, the 911 Turbo was immediately distinguishable as a high-performance monster.
Despite the impressive performance, tightening emissions standards would force Porsche to withdraw the Turbo from the U.S. market in 1980, and as a result, these updated 911 Turbos which had just received a gain in displacement and power now experienced the frenzy of customer demand. While the modern enthusiast has been forced to live with waiting lists, dealer markups, and special allocations, this was a highly unusual scenario for 1979. It would be a long six years before the 911 Turbo was once again officially imported to US shores.
|Year of construction:||1979|
|Model:||911 Turbo 3.3 (US)|
|Cylinder capacity:||3,3 Liter|
|Manufacturer color code (exterior):||Casablanca Beige Metallic|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|