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1976 Porsche 930 Turbo PHOTOGRAPHY BY Bill Pack
Estimate: $125,000 to $175,000 USD
  • 1976
  • Porsche
  • 930 Turbo
  • 9306800398
  • Brown
  • Tan Leather
  • Matching Numbers
  • Historical Documentation
  • Service History Included
  • Original Colors
  • Running Condition
  • Books / Manuals
  • Tool Kit

Rare ‘76 Sunroof 930 Turbo

Impossibly perfect, full history from new with just one owner until 2014, all matching numbers, rust and accident free always, no known cosmetic or mechanical defects!

This Car’s Past

This particular first year 930 Turbo Carrera was special ordered new by Mr. John George Mory of Newport Beach, California. Mr. Mory was a prominent and successful Avionics Engineer and the car was a present to himself for his upcoming 35th birthday. Mory placed his order through Allan Porsche Audi, Ltd., in Burbank, California. The order for Mory’s new Turbo Carrera specified the following:

Sequentially, this was the 387th of only 519 similar examples completed. Production of these first year, early, non-intercooled 3.0-liter Turbo Carreras began at the end of September 1975 with early deliveries taking pace later that winter. The order for 930.680.0398 was processed in late January 1976 and it was completed in March of that same year with delivery taking place in early May of 1976. On Tuesday, May 18th, 1976, Mr. Mory signed lease and purchase documents with Peyton Crager Leasing in Harbor City, California later that day Mr. Mory took delivery of his new Turbo Carrera at Allan Porsche Audi. From May of 1976 until his death in 2014 Mory’s treasured Porsche never left his hands. Early during his ownership in 1976, via his airline industry contacts he arranged to bring the car with him to Europe for an extended holiday. Mory was originally born in Hungary and he made an adventurous journey there in his new Turbo showing it proudly to relatives who remained there. Back in the States over the next four decades, Mory continued to enthusiastically enjoy his treasured Porsche covering nearly 200,000 trouble free miles in that time frame until passing away while it was in the final stages of a full restoration.

“This particular Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera is an absolute automotive treasure without equal.”Bill Noon Symbolic Motor Car Company

Mory’s first 125,000 miles in his Porsche were trouble free as he was careful about closely following a detailed program of preventive maintenance, care and service as needed. He resisted all temptation to modify or update his Turbo Carrera as so many others did over the years. In keeping his prized Porsche unmodified and as delivered new, as well as following closely a program of care and maintenance. With just over 130,000 miles on the odometer, Mory’s Porsche was starting to exhibit a variety of mechanical maladies as well as the paint and interior showing its age. He had faithfully serviced his treasured Turbo with long-term friend and advisor, Stan Szarkovicz a well-known Can Am racecar driver and mechanic who in 1973 founded Porsche Strasse. Szarkovicz passed away in February of 2004 and his long-term, lead mechanic Robert Tasedan took over the business later that year. Having worked for 25 years under the guidance of Szarkovicz, Tasedan was well up to the task of addressing any concerns Mory had with making his Porsche right again. Over the next ten years, Tasedan worked closely with Mory to complete a long-term restoration. The work began in earnest in November of 2004 and over the next ten years, while the Porsche slowly became new again, Mory faded away, eventually dying in 2014, sadly before he could see the end results of the incredible work lavished upon his prized treasure.

930.680.0398 today

In late 2014, the restoration of this Turbo Carrera was finally completed. As evidence of how carefully the work was executed and completed, this Porsche passed a full California “Smog” Check, something that is near impossible to do given the design of the vehicle. The vehicle today looks and feels as if it had been completed this year rather than nearly 40 years ago. Following his death, this wonderful 930 was purchased from the estate by well-known California Porsche experts and placed on the market for the first time in its life. Following his death, this wonderful 930 was purchased from the estate by well-known California Porsche experts and placed on the market for the first time in it's life. It was purchased into an investment portfolio for a short time and then purchased from that portfolio by a North Carolina enthusiast and collector. While under his stewardship, this amazing 930 has been continuously serviced and driven on occasion, before being offered here today.

Market Trend

Porsche Turbos of all eras have been one of the hottest sectors of collector cars for nearly two years, with first model year cars, attracting the most interest. Recent results include 1976 930 Turbos selling for $187,000 (RM, Arizona 2016) $255,000 (RM, Amelia Island 2016), $198,000 (Gooding, Scottsdale 2016), $253,000 (Gooding, Pebble Beach 2015).

Summary

Impossibly perfect, full history from new with just one owner until 2014, all matching numbers, rust and accident free always, no known cosmetic or mechanical defects! When will have this chance again?Bill Noon of Symbolic Motor Car Company and Ken Sterne

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