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1975 Porsche 930 TurboMay 26, 2020
Arrow Blue | Coupé | 3 Speed Sportomatic | 2.7 litre flat six | 33,208 kms showing |SOLD
Since the prototype was unveiled in 1963, the Porsche 911 has gone on to become perhaps the most famous sports car of all time. A classically Germanic blend of engineering excellence and austerely beautiful design, it remains to this day perhaps the only supercar that can be reliably used every day. As Ferry Porsche once put it: “The 911 is the only car you could drive on an African safari or at Le Mans, to the theatre or through New York City traffic.”
A decade into the 911’s life and with Porsche dominating almost every discipline of motorsport, the 911 of the mid-seventies saw a rebirth with a complete makeover. The G-model has the longest running history compared to all other generations and from 1973 to 1989, it wowed fans and racing enthusiasts alike. Complete galvanised bodies, impact bumpers, additional safety, timeless modern styling, new levels of comfort were an addition to the technical innovations that translated from the racetrack to the road going program. Through this success, the path to becoming an icon was now clearly laid out.
It was an exciting model mode lineup - The program included three engine and two construction variants. All vehicles had the 2.7-liter engine. In the 911 and 911 S models with 150 and 175 hp, a Bosch K-Jetronic provided the fuel-air mixture preparation, while in the Carrera the mechanical injection taken over from the predecessor Carrera RS provided for 210 HP. The 911 was available as Coupe and Targa, sporting period colours and wild interior combinations that today are just so cool.
Delivered new in March 1976 by Hamilton’s of South Yarra and finished in Arrow Blue with Biscuit Interior, this stunning 2.7 example was factory equipped with Sunroof, Passenger-Side Mirror and correct 15” “Cookie Cutters” and Porsche’s semi-automatic Sportomatic Transmission.
The best of both worlds, the “Sporto” uses a conventional synchromesh gearbox in series with a torque converter and normal clutch operated by a vacuum-controlled lever. With no clutch pedal to depress, the result is a smoother change than most drivers could achieve with a manual transmission. Don’t feel like changing on the go? – leave it in D2 and operate just like an automatic with great torque. The effect on overall performance is minimal too. To prove a point, works drivers Vic Elford, Jochen Neerpasch and Hans Herrmann gave a magnificent display of driving to win the 1967 Marathon de la Route (84-hours) in a 911R equipped with Sportomatic transmission. Elford also drove a Sportomatic as his daily car, using it to tow his caravan to race meetings all over Europe!
A Melbourne car all its life and with great ownership & service history from new, this is the perfect classic 911 for the driver. And how do we know? Well, we recently completed the drive from Melbourne to our Sydney Store in the “Blue Arrow” and it was smooth, comfortable, economical, bags of fun and had more admirers along the way snapping pictures than a roll of Kodachrome 64 could have handled.
Today demand for well-preserved and original, narrow G-models is increasing. Many collectors recognise that the numbers are still low and the technology quite exquisite. Good vehicles are no longer easy to find let alone in this condition. The 911 2.7 has definitely stepped out of the shadows of the earlier F-Series models and presents a real alternative to 911 ownership. Significantly better performance combined with classic optics make this series to a very exciting 911 to own.
If you missed the era of bell-bottoms and the rise of disco, or simply want to return to a time of cultural change and technological innovation – we have the 911 to get you there.