1976 Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera Coupe

Top End Engine Rebuild by Andial

Numbers Matching/ Very Original Survivor

Original Paint

Low Documented Miles

Stock #0991

VIN # 930680xxxx**

ENG# 6860xxx (930/51)**

TRN# 760xxx (930/30)**

Numbers Matching

55,300 Original Miles

5,000 Miles on Top End Engine and Transmission Rebuild

  • Light Yellow (117) on Cinnamon Leather w/Beige Tartan Dress Cloth (87)
  • 4-Speed Manual Transmission
  • Clean and Clear Texas Title
  • Straight and Dry Chassis
  • Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
  • PCA Member Owned
  • Well Documented Example

Offered at $189,990

The Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera was the first production turbo charged sportscar in the world.  It was referred to as the internal code name of 930.  530 of these first year 3.0L Turbos were delivered to the U.S..  Many of these cars did not survive, let alone remain mostly original.

This Turbo was built in February of 1976 and was special ordered for tourist delivery by Mr. Alfred Zantzinger of Devault, Pennsylvania.  He ordered it with the following factory options:

  • U.S. Equipment
  • Light Alloy (Fuch) Wheels (7×15 and 8×15)
  • Pirelli CN36 Tires
  • Aluminum Trim in Anodized Black
  • Electric Sunroof
  • Tourist Delivery for Export

This was 1 of 52 3.0L Turbos built in light yellow and the only one optioned with tartan plaid seat inserts.

Mr. Zantzinger also specified the tourist delivery option.  He picked up his new Turbo at the factory and drove it around Europe for a month on vacation.  He returned it to the factory on April 12th, 1976 with 731 miles.  Porsche performed a routine inspection and service before exporting the car back to the U.S. via Holbert Porsche of Warrington, PA.  This first owner moved to Pompano Beach, Florida about 10-years/15k-miles later.  He continued to service the car at his local Porsche dealer until he sold it in 1996 with 21k-miles.

This 3.0 Turbo has had 4-owners from new.  Ownership history is as follows:

  • Mr. Zantzionger of Devault, PA/Pompano Beach, FL 1976 to 1996 (0k to 21k miles)
  • Mr. Coyle of Delray Beach, FL from 1996 to 2000 (21k to 49k miles)
  • Mr. Helfer of Columbia, SC owner from 2000 to 2016 (49k to 54k miles)
  • Current owner of Austin, TX from 2017 to current (54k to 55k-miles)

Significant services over the past 20+ years by Coyle and Helfer include:

  • Engine out service and seal (@54k-miles on 3/13)
  •             Crank pulley and seal
  •             Reseal motor
  •             Engine mounts
  •             Valves adjusted/valve cover gaskets
  •             Engine sound pad
  •             Clutch cable/drive belts
  •             Oil service
  •             A/C service
  • Bosch ignition coil
  • Rebuild and balance upgraded K27 turbo (@53k-miles on 11/10)
  • Replace oil cooler and oil lines (@51k-miles on 3/05)
  • Replace both axles (@50k-miles on 7/02)
  • Major engine out work (@49k-miles on 12/01)
  •             Clean engine block
  •             Install case savers
  •             Bellcrank bushings
  •             Turbo sump tank, wastegate, and hoses
  •             Clutch kit and flywheel
  •             Refinish fuel tank
  •             B&B 2-in/2-out muffler and headers exhaust system ($2,600)
  •             Reseal chain boxes and cam towers
  •             Chain rails
  •             Rebuild A/C system
  •             Machine trailing arms
  •             Upgrade to 930 brake calipers/rotors
  • Top engine rebuild by Andial (@49k-miles on 3/00)
  •             Valve job
  •             Install PR/SC cams
  •             Sand blast cylinder heads and machine surface
  •             Head studs
  • Transmission rebuild by Carquip (@49k-miles on 2/00)
  •             Synchro rings
  •             Carrera tensioner kit
  •             Ring gear and seals
  • Installed Blaupunkt radio (1/00)
  • Restore Fuch wheels (@50k-miles on 1/00)
  • Replace headliner (@48k-miles on 4/99)
  • Warm up regulator/rebuild intake system (@25k-miles on 1/97)
  • Replace 2-fuel pumps (@22k-miles on 2/96)

Shortly after receiving this Porsche, the current owner had a top local independent Porsche specialist go through the car and perform nearly $5k worth of services, which included:

  • Reseal turbo oil pump and air pump
  • Replace left side window regulator
  • Turn signal/headlight switch
  • 15k-mile service
  •             Oil service
  •             Air and fuel filter
  •             Spark plugs
  •             Waste gate gasket
  • Repair light wiring
  • New fuel lines

Furthermore, just before listing the car for sale, another $3,600 was invested on the following services:

  • New Pirelli CN36 tires
  • Factory correct Turbo vinyl graphics
  • Adjust hood and deck lid

Over the years, this Turbo has competed at several PCA Zone and Parade Concours events under the preservation/unrestored class.  It won this year’s PCA Los Angeles/Zone 8 Unrestored Class (see pic).

This Turbo Carrera is in excellent survivor condition and is clear that it has always been in the hands of the right caretakers.  The exterior looks fantastic considering it’s 42-years old and original.  The paint is all original and verified with a paint meter with the exception of a tiny area of touch up/blending on the right rear quarter panel near the tail light.  The rest of the fender is original like the other panels on the car (see pics for paint meter readings).  The wheels are in great shape with no curb rashes and are wearing new correct OEM Pirelli CN36 tires as it wore when delivered new.  All the glass is original including the windshield.  There are some minor paint chips here and there which have been professionally touched up.  The lower front valance has some paint crazing (see pic).  The rear spoiler has a couple tiny cracks near the vent (see pics).  The original anodized trim is in very good condition.  The upgraded 930 brakes/rotors have near full life.

The interior is equally as tidy and also very original.  The leather seats are good shape with some typical cracking primarily on the driver exit bolsters (see pics).  The headliner is perfect as are the rear seats.  The carpet is in excellent condition with no stains or heavy wear marks.  The door panels are in good shape with some slight distortion of the door pockets.  The leather dash has some wrinkling and slight discoloration, but no cracks.  All the gauges work properly including the clock.  The power mirror, windows, and sunroof all work great.  All the interior and exterior lights work including the glove box.  The radio does not power up.  The A/C system has just been charged and it blows cold.

This Turbo Carrera drives fantastic.  It starts easily with the first twist of the key and does not smoke and holds an even idle.  Power is quite strong as it rips through the rpm range effortlessly.  Shifting is smooth and easy with no slipping of the clutch or grinding of the gears.  The upgraded brakes are a welcome addition.  Initial bite is excellent with no fade.  These are not boosted brakes and take a bit more leg, but the braking power is even with no pulling.  It definitely inspires confidence over the stock units.  The steering is incredibly light and reminiscent of the early long hood 911s.  Turn in is quick with excellent mechanical grip and it tracks straight.

This Turbo is obviously at home on the local concours circuit, but could easily be used for vintage touring events.  Or, you can simply use for weekend cruising.

This Turbo comes with an extra key, original owner’s manuals/maintenance pages, 1976 Playboy magazine Turbo article (see pics), Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, tool kit, jack, space saver spare, air compressor, original alternator (needs rebuilding), PCA Concours glass award, and decades of records.

**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud.  All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or paul@autokennel.com

This vehicle is sold “as-is” with no warranty, written or implied. In some cases, the vehicle does have the remaining factory warranty still in place and will be described above if that is the case. All taxes and fees are the responsibility of the buyer and are not included in the listed price. All vehicle sales will require a $65 document fee. The vehicle listed is described to the best of our ability. The information is based on our own research and statements made to us by the previous owner(s). To the best of our knowledge, the above information is accurate. We are not responsible for errors in our description of options or any other details. The above-mentioned vehicle is used and can be expected to show some wear and tear. It is not a brand new vehicle. We do welcome all local pre-purchase inspections on vehicles in order to verify condition.

Special Note

We appreciate the countless calls from brokers and dealers. As much as we would love to quickly “wholesale” this car to industry partners so they can make a quick profit, the car is on consignment (as are all of our offerings) and the owners have the final say.

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