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As an owner of multiple 930’s from ‘76-‘89 I really get perturbed when someone explains years or iterations with absolutes or try to explain them in a neat little box. There’s so many variables, options, and production changes which can add or detract between one year to the next, especially from 70’s to 80’s cars. There’s 500 page forum threads devouted specifically about 75-77 cars, they’re all great cars for different reasons.


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78 vs 87 the bodys are different too. thinner gauge sheet metal on the early 930s in various areas meaning the later thicker gauge metal cars are stronger and but heavier. early 930s have welded on flares while the 86 and later cars are stamped. you can see the difference when you remove the rockers around the tb hole.

personally i would prefer to own a 78 but a 87 for driving. i had a 86 930 but always wanted an early car.
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as an owner of multiple 930’s from ‘76-‘89 i really get perturbed when someone try’s to explain years or iterations with absolutes or try to explain them in a neat little box. There’s so many variables, options, and production changes which can add or detract between one year to the next, especially from 70’s to 80’s cars. There’s 500 page forum threads devoured specifically about 75-77 cars, there all great cars for different reasons.
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^^^ You don't like the snorkel?
That goofy design is awesome to me. It's so ugly it's cool

Waah? Didn't mean to sound negative - I'm all about the snorkel. Almost cant call it a 930 any more without those washers. All those poor flat washer people...
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Waah? Didn't mean to sound negative - I'm all about the snorkel. Almost cant call it a 930 any more without those washers. All those poor flat washer people...
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I'd prefer a 78 myself...

Given the options, I believe it is down to the condition of the two cars in question.

Once you decide which one, I'd get a leakdown done.

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I am the happiest man this evening. Got it. 930 85´ ROW specs with 75k km on the odometer and nearly in mint condition.
Thank you all for your inputs and sharing of experience and knowledge. It has been a great help for me to make my final decision.[IMG]IMG_20180420_180642[/IMG]

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Huge congratulations

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Well congrats on a great car and condolences for all the money you will now be spending on your new 4 wheeled mistress
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Congratulations. They're really cool cars and it sounds like you got a nice one. They're a good investment too. Enjoy
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Yeah, I'm not sure when they started that. At the same time if your '86 was built during the last 3 or 4 months of 1986 it has some or maybe all of the same specs as an '87. It was just titled and sold as an '86.
Look at the manufacture date on the sticker in the driver side door jam (left side in the USA) to see the date is was made.

Same is true for cars built during the last months of 1987. Some things are a little different and they are much the same as an '88 but they were titled and sold as an '87.
I know that's true for the rear shock tower strengthening gussets that started being welded into the chassis sometime during 1987.
I think that Porsche employees had summer vacations and production was interrupted for July/August.
When started in September all the cars were assigned next year model year. For example all 1978 model year cars were made between September 1 1977 and June 30 1978.
My 1978 is the very last one USA MY '78 (461) and the manufacture date is, you guessed it, 06/78.

By the way, is the fact of being the last one made for a model year increasing the value somewhat?
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Quote: By the way, is the fact of being the last one made for a model year increasing the value somewhat?

Possibly, depending on the buyer. Usually if it is the end of a model like the last 1977 930 turbo, 1979 930 ended US production, or 1989 911 turbo where the next model was significantly different. The 1978 930 was very similar to the 1979 930 so not a huge amount of wow factor IMO.

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