vineri, 25 martie 2016

Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 1976 - World Of Classic Cars -

Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 1976

Porsche’s stunning new top-of-the-line coupe was designed to be its fastest and quickest road car ever, delivering far more power than any of its previous production cars. The Type 930 was a rocket, able to hit 60 mph in 6.0 seconds and approach 160 mph. As intended, the Turbo quickly became an image leader for the company, frequently seen in marketing material such as the much-sought-after showroom poster entitled “Kills Bugs Fast!”
This beautiful U.S.-specification 1976 Turbo Carrera was finished in Grand Prix White with a full Cinnamon leather interior, as specified by the first owner, Ronald M. Resch of Los Angeles, California. The car was ordered on August 27, 1975, and Mr. Resch took delivery of it from Ralph Cutright Porsche-Audi in nearby Santa Monica on February 2, 1976. The Porsche was equipped with standard air conditioning, a limited slip differential, a high-torque starter, and a set of 15-inch, 50-series Pirelli high-performance tires mounted on custom-ordered factory RSR-type eight- and nine-inch-wide Fuchs forged light alloy wheels (now fitted with new Michelin TB5 tires). That original tire selection mandated a slightly different four-speed transmission with a reinforced case, the Type 930/32.
Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 1976

Included on this 930 were tinted glass, electric windows, a power-adjustable heated outside mirror, an electric sunroof, black gravel guard appliqués, and undercoating. As with all Turbos, there is special carpeting with the model name prominently embroidered. This car was also equipped with black anodized exterior trim, a pair of below-the-bumper front fog lights, a rear-mounted rain light, high-pressure headlight washers, a rear-window wiper, cross-drilled and ventilated brake rotors, and a high-end Becker Mexico AM/FM/cassette player with power antenna and four speakers.
Porsche 911 Turbo Carrera 1976

Mr. Resch applied for California license plates “930” in 1976; the blue and yellow custom plates remain with the car today. He enjoyed this car until 1997, when it was sold to Grant Boys of Costa Mesa, California. It then passed to Michael Maclaran of Yorba Linda, California, and most recently to the consignor, a noted Porsche collector.
Most recently, the engine was rebuilt by marque experts at Jakob’s Porsche in North Vancouver, Canada. The car was also fitted with a set of period-correct “Turbo” black graphics to offset the original Grand Prix White finish.