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I'm finally a 930 owner!!

Well, after 20 years of Porsche ownership, I finally own the car that started it all for me. I still remember that first drive when I was about 20yrs old. It was a black on black 86 930. I had already owned some pretty quick cars by then....supercharged LT1 Camaro, 300+hp 944 turbo, IROC Camaro with NOS etc. Nothing prepared me for this drive though. Of course I had already fallen in love with the looks of the 930 with its wide fenders and large rear wing but I had no idea what it was like to drive. 1st gear, 5mph....ok floor it and hold on!! Uhhh WTF? This thing is a pig! And then I hit 4k....I have owned much faster cars but I have never been able to capture the "feeling" that the 930 gives you. It has been etched into my brain since.

Fast forward 16yrs and about 20 or so Porsche's and I have finally filled the void that no other car could fill. Although that first (and only) drive was in a 3.3, I really wanted a 76 3.0 Turbo Carrera. I personally prefer the original 3.0 cars, first of the series and way undervalued in my opinion. I also wanted one in an unusual color. I found this car on a small website and as soon as I laid eyes on it I knew it was mine. I bought it sight unseen, 3000 miles away. It was special ordered by the owner of a Porsche dealership in MA...Albert Blue with light gray leather. This has to be the only 930 in this color? One concern I had was that it may not pull as hard as a 3.3 but it has been upgraded with a K27 turbo, SC cams and no thermal reactors...it moves out just fine

I plan to reinstall the factory front valence (included) and maybe go back to the original 15's at some point. Otherwise I'm just going to drive the wheels off of this thing!









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awesome car in an great color.

there is a certain kind of itch that only a 930 can scratch.

is there a front mount oil cooler behind that aftermarket valence? If you go back to factory, you may find the oil cooling is inadequate using just the fender cooler location, but it depends on how/when you drive the car.

congratulations and i wish you miles of smiles
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I had several early 911's (70, and 71) that were Albert Blue, but they seemed a bit darker. Maybe time. One of my favorite colors. I love the early 3.0's as well, and actually what I originally wanted, then decided later I wanted an 86. Took me a while to find one. They are worth waiting for, I waited 30yrs for my 930.
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is there a front mount oil cooler behind that aftermarket valence? If you go back to factory, you may find the oil cooling is inadequate using just the fender cooler location, but it depends on how/when you drive the car.
Thanks.

Yeah, there is a front mount cooler installed. I'm planning to go with a carrera oil cooler & fan. If that turns out to be insufficient than I may run the dual fender coolers from ERP. That valence is not bad looking but I just can't live with it. I think the original front valance/spoiler is almost just as iconic as the whale tail.
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problem with the fender coolers is airflow...they don't get any. I swapped my carerra cooler for the 28 tube brass in the fender and added a front mount. Oil temps are totally under control even at the track. Like you, I prefer the look of the factory valance, so this was my solution to the front mount oil cooler problem (concept I copied from a 930 I admire that is owned by someone else on this forum):

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Congratulations, great year and great color! I put the ER cooler with a push fan in my fender and have very little issue with heat even in so cal heat. I don't track, but all my driving is spirited. I have 16s on mine as well, considered going back to 15s, but I like the fill of wheel vs tire, 15s look a little small, and rubber seems too tall if filled correctly. ENJOY!
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Welcome to the forum, we really share the passion for 930s!

Good looking car. What about some engine bay shots?

+1 on changing the front valance; Jacob's recommendation works great maintaining the OEM look and the - so desired - valance rubber lip. I'd also consider lowering it a bit... M2c.

Keep us posted on progress.

Enjoy it!
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Great looking car. Enjoy it to the fullest.
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Congratulations, great year and great color! I put the ER cooler with a push fan in my fender and have very little issue with heat even in so cal heat. I don't track, but all my driving is spirited. I have 16s on mine as well, considered going back to 15s, but I like the fill of wheel vs tire, 15s look a little small, and rubber seems too tall if filled correctly. ENJOY!
Thanks for the input on the cooler, I think I'll try this first. I agree on the wheels too but the 15's are correct...the real problem is lack of tire choices. I have to admit that the 16's do look better...plus my rears turned out to be 16x9's making it even harder for me to pull them. I may just get a set of 15's to put on the shelf for now.

Here are a few more pics....and yes that blue fan has got to go!











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Wow. Beautiful car. Never seen that exterior, or interior for that matter! Seen that lt. grey/black interior on later eighties cars but never an early one. Even the navy carpet, great!

Is it me, or does that blue scream Penske Sunoco blue? You have to photograph that car at a Sunoco station at some point, IMHO!

If you want the 16's, buy tires now while you can. Remarkably, Bridgestone decided to make appropriate rear tire sizes after a long hiatus of the size amongst all brands.

I agree on the factory front spoiler. H4's and foglight-delete might give it a really slick look, or a lter spoiler with flush fogs.

jwasbury - also a beautiful car and color. But one question - looks like you only feel the driver's side headlight is worthy of on-road washing?

Take care!

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jwasbury - also a beautiful car and color. But one question - looks like you only feel the driver's side headlight is worthy of on-road washing?
Snap!!

Love the tail on the older model, and that the rear windows open. I wish they'd kept doing that. Agree car needs to be lowered a bit, it will drive much better. I guess 20 porsches and you know that already.
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jwasbury - also a beautiful car and color. But one question - looks like you only feel the driver's side headlight is worthy of on-road washing?
Snap!!.
been getting flack recently for this on the forum

My limited available wrench time is spent on performance related things. Come on by and I will take you for a drive. I promise you will completely forget about the broken headlight washer
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Awesome! It's good to see a different color. Mine was cobalt blue. Please drive it as much as possible. Letting these cars sit is actually bad for them. I know that sounds weird but take it from a guy that has owned three 930s.
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Great choice! Completely agree re: the front valence! The original with the chin spoiler looks much better.
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I vote leave it like it is. Great color, condition and those tails were great.
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Congratulations. Great looking car. Awesome color.
Nice when you get your toy that you have drooled after for a long time. Unbelievable feeling :-)
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Congrats! She looks bluetiful!
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Great looking car, congrats!! Now, will you be returning it to totally stock, or will you get the itch to start playing with it??
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Awesome car! The turbo carrera badge is so cool, well done.

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