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Originally Posted by voitureltd View Post
I have owned 1977 1978 1979 over the years also the later 86 + 930. The 77-79 are very similar as far as the light alive feeling as opposed to the later 80's models. So it looks like looking into the Crystal ball for future value if that is important. The 76-77 seem to appeal to the Euro historic crowd now so they seem bring more interest in today's market. Driving is as in earlier posts. 78 and 9's are a bit heavier but have the other performance advantages, and of course the 76-77 tail has a different appeal. It is really a tough choice however either one is great choice to own and drive.
The early cars were a overall a little lighter and probably have a little less weight over the rear end because of the lack of intercooler and the lighter clutch. This may explain the livelier feel. Unfortunately Porsche started adding all the luxury items it thought turbo owners wanted with the later cars making them heavy.
I think the extra power offered with the 3.3 makes it more attractive to own.
1979 930 Turbo....3.4L, 7.5to1 comp, SC cams, B&B intercooler, Snow Perf water/meth injection, Rarlyl8 headers, Garret GTX turbo, 36mm ported intakes, Innovate Auxbox/LM-1, custom Manually Adjustable wastegate housing (0.8-1.1bar),--running 0.7bar max
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