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Being an owner of a fairly rare color '79 model, I am rooting for a huge auction price for that '78 Green Machine on the bay.

Naturally I am partial to the earlier 3.3s for the aforementioned full floating 917 brakes (Sorry Paulie), which seem to have the most expensive OE rotors of any Porsche up to '89...not to mention the lack of footwell blower fans, or powered/heated seats, or factory alarms, or CIS emission control "computer" under the front seat, or the famous annoying and expensive square yellow overboost relay.

Now, as to how they drive...I have driven a few '79s, and a few later models ('86 and '87). The thing I will say is that every single one of them felt different. I'm not going to say this one is better than that one...I just have found that each individual 930 seems to have its own character. Some of this is due to modifications in equipment and set-up that are unavoidable with cars that are 30 years old (or approaching), and some of it I think is just old Porsche voodoo, or a function of fairly small batch production by hand.
Current: 1983 911 GT4 Race Car / 1999 Spec Miata / 2000 MB SL500 / 1998 MB E300TD / 1998 BMW R1100RT / 2016 KTM Duke 690
Past: 2009 997 Turbo Cab / 1979 930
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