Gorgeous Example is Proof that 930 Values are Through the Roof
Ever wonder what a first-generation 911 Turbo would cost you? Are you sitting down? Or at least holding on to the grab handles? This 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo is currently available in Montreal for a staggering $360,000: roughly 10 times what it sold for new.
Back then this car pushed the lightweight, fun-to-drive 911 into supercar territory thanks to a 253 hp and 282 lb-ft turbocharged flat-six engine good enough to launch the 930 Turbo to 100 km/h in just over five seconds.
But it wasn’t all smiles and cupcakes for the 930 911. Turbo lag was so pronounced that boost kicked in violently leading to snap-oversteer. Add in a short wheelbase and rear-engine layout and cornering too quickly often ended badly for inexperienced drivers.
This is part of what makes the 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo for sale in this listing such a rare offering. Purchased new in 1980 from Porsche Auto Hammer in Montreal, Quebec, the car spent its entire life in the hands of a single owner before being bought from his estate by Montreal Motor Car Leasing.
The car’s triple-black paint scheme is an outlier in a world where most 930 Turbos are red and with less than 20,000 kilometres on the odometer there are very few examples in the same condition.
Of course, if you don’t want to pay $360,000 for a 37-year-old Porsche there are over 400,000 other cars, from Ferraris to Honda Civics, plus our regular Find of the Week feature, on autoTRADER.ca.