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Whaletail questions

I spent this last holiday weekend on a crusade in my garage attempting to find pieces/parts that I can part with since our first daughter is arriving in a couple months. So, I am hoping that someone out there with a little bit more knowledge might be able to verify some info on a whale tail that I am preparing to sell.

The rubber appears to be factory, as it has the emblem. The base body however appears to be aftermarket (fiberglass) as I cannot find a part number anywhere, although it does have the logo embossed. From what I can tell it appears to be the 911/930 style that ran from the late 70s to the early 80s. Any more info / confirmation would be greatly appreciated.

This was taken off a 74 911 before it was overhauled with a 89' 3.2L and a new flat-grate engine lid.

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https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0B7L2i4y9zWw9dm5ldjZPSzRFdFU&usp=sharing



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Looks like a factory 78-89 turbo tail to me..
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Thanks for the weigh in rattlnak, that is what I was hoping, but as I said I could not find a part number on the fiberglass body itself, which is what made me dubious.

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Looks like a factory 78-89 turbo tail to me..
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it is more commonly referred to as a tea tray tail, the whale tail rubber does not have the "upstands"
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I doubt that it is factory being all fiberglass, also the mesh behind the grill does not look standard either
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Take more pictures. One from the back, with any recessed logo's showing. Take one from the bottom. And finally, take one of the side view.

That will help a lot in identifying what it is.
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I doubt that it is factory being all fiberglass, also the mesh behind the grill does not look standard either
? The factory tail is all fiberglass.. but yes, the screen doesnt look right..
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Yes, the factory whale tail's painted section (not the deck lid) is fiberglass. It is bolted to the engine lid, not a part of it. The black (rubber) portion is bolted to the fiberglass section. The grill is accessible from the bottom side and has been changed to a different pattern and painted. Originally it was a black mesh. This still could be an original fiberglass tail.
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This is the 3.3L 930 "tea tray" spoiler. It's about the same size as a "whale tail" spoiler but has taller edges and a bigger base to fit the intercooler inside. It's factory-installed on the 3.3 930's, but I believe it was an optional feature on the Carrera.
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I had included a link to them, but here they are for easier viewing

http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B7L2i4y9zWw9czR0dk9FTHc5cUU

http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B7L2i4y9zWw9cXZmbDFNbFBtdkE

http://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=0B7L2i4y9zWw9Z210eVJTWFlhSDg



https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1-DpSeRFoNAd1RXYWREYWZlRGM/edit?usp=sharing



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Take more pictures. One from the back, with any recessed logo's showing. Take one from the bottom. And finally, take one of the side view.

That will help a lot in identifying what it is.
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I had included a link to them, but here they are for easier viewing












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Take more pictures. One from the back, with any recessed logo's showing. Take one from the bottom. And finally, take one of the side view.

That will help a lot in identifying what it is.

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That's exactly what I thought it was too, but just wanted to make sure. I know fiberglass automatically raises aftermarket red flags, but the fact that the embossed porsche and crest were there made me think it was factory. Closest one I have found in research is something like this:

Porsche 930 Tail Whale Tail Rear Spoiler 93051202300 | eBay

though I am thinking that is a bit high in price.

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This is the 3.3L 930 "tea tray" spoiler. It's about the same size as a "whale tail" spoiler but has taller edges and a bigger base to fit the intercooler inside. It's factory-installed on the 3.3 930's, but I believe it was an optional feature on the Carrera.
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Yeah I thought it was the 930 tail, closest one I could find was this one:

Porsche 930 Tail Whale Tail Rear Spoiler 93051202300 | eBay

It was originally on a 74 Carrera
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Thanks for all the replies guys! I figured it was a 930, but just wanted to make sure, there isn't too much out there as far as documentation. It came off of a 74 911, but was heavily modified so you never know. Now just to find where and how much to sell it for, any ideas?
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well, you can sell it here in the classifieds and while they used to bring close to $800 years ago, they routinely sell for @ $300-400 now..

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