Jump to content
Impact Bumpers
macii

The impossible hunt for a 1975 RHD 3.0 Turbo

Recommended Posts

Hi guys, 

I was wondering if anyone knows where one could find a 1975 RHD 3.0 Turbo? I am a very serious buyer who is looking in the 350-300k range (dependant on the condition etc).

Just absolutely love this car head over heels and would be extremely grateful for any help with my search! Thank you for your help.

Kind regards,

 

Cameron

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A friend of mine did a full nuts and bolts acid dipped chassis resto by Tech9 and subsequently had them sell it due to his poor health. Maybe a good idea to contact phil @ Tech9 to see if he can buy it back for you but I think it was a 76 in Gold.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mines an 88 but for that sort of money I’ll pretend it’s a 75

or try Steve at Autofarm - very good on this sort of sourcing 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You could also try messaging John: 

https://www.impactbumpers.com/forum/index.php?/staff/

I seem to recall the official number of 1975 UK 930s being thirty six, later revised to around seventy (assuming you're based in the UK). Apparently Porsche themselves are unable to say which of the two numbers is correct.

Happy hunting (I think you'll find one eventually!)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Cameron

Sorry to distract but an opportunity for me (and I suspect others ;)) to learn here - what was it about this year specifically that makes it different? That seems an awful lot of money relative to a "normal" turbo surely?

Cheers

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Launch year for the original widowmaker is all I can think of but otherwise same as 76 & 77 models.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I now realise that selling 1975MY chassis number 92 was possibly a mistake, but I couldn't afford the restoration that it deserved, so it went to a collector who specifically required a 1975 930, and who could afford to restore it properly.

I believed that keeping a 1976 930 would suffice, and in all respects other than value, it does...the price differential is approx £100k!

image.jpeg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The first 400 cars were homologation cars into the 76 (my) and had many differences to the 3lt cars that follow. There is new book out on these cars (I am still waiting for mine) that shines the light on these special cars. There were only 6 del to Australia, i know a couple have left our shores.

https://parabolicapress.com/products/porsche-turbo-3-0-book?utm_campaign=turbo_30_book_shipping_update&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_term=2018-04-20

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
23 hours ago, Mondrian said:

A friend of mine did a full nuts and bolts acid dipped chassis resto by Tech9 and subsequently had them sell it due to his poor health. Maybe a good idea to contact phil @ Tech9 to see if he can buy it back for you but I think it was a 76 in Gold.

I’ll email Tech9 now. They have a 77 currently for sale with the same description you just said, Gold with a recent Full N&B etc. Currently on for £249,999. If I can’t find a 75, that one does look amazing!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Raven 930 So a garage that has sold a few 75's in the last few years sent me this:

"To find a decent/original 75 turbo for sale is extreme difficult.

To find another RHD 75 turbo is almost next to impossible. I think less then 10 are known to have survived."

I was also informed that my budget of 350k is too low, which was confirmed by a few other garages I've been talking to. I was told £500k for a full nut and bolt restored car.

Seems the Boosted life of the new turbos got rid of a fair few RHD 75s.

@Jim Rummy I'll message Steve now, thanks!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I guess with numbers of the first year being so low now, owners can just set the price, even with no precedent.

@Magnum  I believe the 75s also didn't have the boost dial on the dashboard. But the difference is just for its year and now very low numbers (RHD's I'm referring to)

The LHD 75s are much greater in numbers so would not command such a high price. But with RHD being so scarce I just can't help myself (unless the sale price really is £500k which is a hair too high)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Half a million quid. 

Hope people are still driving them around at that value.  That's just bonkers. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Half a mill would buy a lot of car. Singer territory or a lovely collection of less rare 911s and modern porkers. What would I buy I wonder. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I must admit I agree with the two posts above. It's a lot of money and unless there is a copper bottomed investment argument (I don't know enough to tell) I think one could have a slightly newer version (by 12 months) and a whole selection of other special cars?

It's not something with a "correct" answer, as it varies with individual circumstances, but does make one think what if :huh: .......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, macii said:

I guess with numbers of the first year being so low now, owners can just set the price, even with no precedent.

The LHD 75s are much greater in numbers so would not command such a high price. But with RHD being so scarce I just can't help myself (unless the sale price really is £500k which is a hair too high)

The LHD Euro Spec cars are just as sought after......and if you look at the 2.7 RS market, you'll frequently find that LHD cars go for more than the RHD ones, purely because there is a bigger potential market for them.

Interestingly, there were considerably fewer 911 turbo 3.0s built than there were 2.7 RSs, so it's not surprising that prices for the best ones have not only stayed high but have also continued to increase.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup, half a million is totally nuts. The world is going mad.

Good luck to the OP. Hope you find one worthy of the outlay!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 hours ago, Raven 930 said:

I now realise that selling 1975MY chassis number 92 was possibly a mistake, but I couldn't afford the restoration that it deserved, so it went to a collector who specifically required a 1975 930, and who could afford to restore it properly.

 

 

I knew I had a pic of #92 somewhere....chrome headlight and screen surrounds and door handles were an option.

image.jpeg

Edited by Raven 930

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

John,

 

As it has a 1977 registration was it in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man first then?

My thoughts are that the Guards Red 1974 Motor Show car (pre-production/first RHD) would be worth rather more than the average. Also maybe 2 GOO and the 1976 'Martini' Motor Show car if they still exist.

 

Guy

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Guy said:

John,

 

As it has a 1977 registration was it in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man first then?

My thoughts are that the Guards Red 1974 Motor Show car (pre-production/first RHD) would be worth rather more than the average. Also maybe 2 GOO and the 1976 'Martini' Motor Show car if they still exist.

 

Guy

No....it was apparently held back by Porsche Cars and toured the dealership network for 18 months, along with a matching Carrera and an S i.e. Black with the same chrome highlights.

I agree re the 1974 and 1976 Motor Show cars

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

LHD 76 has just gone up for sale on Facebook. Not sure if it’s an MY75 turbo. $145k. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×