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State Farm wants to know........

With what is happening to the values of our 930s, I contacted my State Farm agent saying that I think I need to update the agreed upon value of my car. So, being far from stock, I thought I'd ask you all for your opinion! I don't have any intention to sell, just want to make sure I'm insuring it fairly. So here goes:

1979 930, with a transplanted 1991 turbo motor. Here's where it gets unclear: the PO said that his dad was friends with Tom Milner at PTG, who put this motor in after detuning it for pump gas. I emailed Mr. Milner a while back to ask for details, but all he could say is that any of the guys that would have done this work were long gone from his shop. Anyhow, it's not the original numbers-matching motor. I have a very long build/worksheet from Andial that came with the car. AFAIK, the transmission is original, and the IC is from a 930 motor, not the C2 style. The car did come with a RUF IC for installation, but I never got around to it and sold that. The suspension was old and worn, so I did swap things out for Rebel Racing coilovers with the guidance of Clint, tuned more for street+DE, not hard track days. It's rolling on 7&9 fuchs. It has the cork interior with sport seats. A/C is removed. Overall cosmetics is good, not great, needs a thorough polish and leather cleaning. Runs well and strong, but one of the oil tubes is leaking. I have never dyno'd it to confirm if this is a "special" motor or not. The odometer reads 56k. The current motor supposedly has less than that.

So, with this mystery motor, and coilover conversion, is this a $30k car? I suspect it is not a $60k+ car due to the non-OEM mods. But somewhere in between? Thanks for your opinions. I apologize for not having many pictures. My agent just sent me the insurance form today with a deadline of next week.

1979 930 with Rebel coilovers and many more parts on shelf to be installed.........
Honda Odyssey minivan parked under the turbo
former Tony//Kart shifterkart owner

Last edited by vmb; 06-04-2014 at 07:19 PM.. Reason: mileage
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