LMC is very proud to offer for sale this 1979 Porsche 930 Turbo
The forefather to Porsche’s current offering of turbocharged cars, the Type 930 was the first road-going Porsche to utilize forced induction. It quickly became an icon of performance and the gold standard of sports cars. Not only defined by its performance, the 911 Turbo’s unique “whale tail” spoiler and wide rear hips gave it an imposing stance, hinting at its wicked performance potential. Performance was exceptional, with a 0–60 mph sprint capable in just 4.9 seconds, leading to a top speed of just over 155 mph, figures that many production cars today still struggle to achieve.
Al Holbert is a name that is synonymous with winning Porsche race cars of the 1980’s and became one of the United States racing leaders, both on and off the track. The Warrington, Pennsylvania, racer was a stunningly fast driver, a superb engineer, a successful team owner and a terrific businessman with Porsche North America and the Holbert car dealerships. He was the all-time IMSA Camel GT career victory leader with 49 wins, and drove to IMSA titles in 1976, 1977, 1983, 1985 and 1986. Holbert also won 10 SCCA Can-Am races, one SCCA Trans-Am event and the 24 Hours of LeMans three times (1983, 1986 and 1987). He spearheaded the Porsche IndyCar program, worked with Porsche racing customers and drove the Lowenbrau Porsche 962 to the 1985 and 1986 Camel GT championships.
This 930 Turbo was originally titled to Bob Holbert’s Porsche dealership and was one of only eight hundred six examples produced in 1979, and it was well-optioned when delivered. The Porsche was finished in paint-to-sample Chiffon White over a full brown leather interior, and was fitted with a limited slip differential, an electric sunroof, a passenger-side exterior mirror, air conditioning, and power windows.
Porsche 930 Turbo’s have always been popular among enthusiasts and are fantastic cars to drive. This example being owned by one of the most famous Porsche drivers of the era, gives it great provenance and collectability. Included in the sale are manuals, service records, and a copy of the Porsche COA.