1979 Porsche 911

Carrera Turbo
Sale Price
$300,000 - $375,000
Est. Range
10 June 2023
Sold Date
Lot Number
Visually maintained, largely original
Broad Arrow Auctions
Auction House
Chassis no. 9309800885. Moonstone with black Turbo graphics over brown leather. 3299/265hp, 4-speed, black Fuchs wheels, sunroof, limited-slip.

Evaluation: Sold new in Indiana and with the original owner until 2019. Mechanical recommissioning in 2020 including an engine rebuild. Large paint chip in the middle of the hood. Very small dent behind the right rear wheel. Crack in the right side of the taillight. Some age to the decals and a few small door dings on the driver’s side. Good, lightly worn interior. Certainly has some flaws, but Porsche people go crazy for Moonstone paint and they’ve been drooling over this car during the preview.

Bottom Line: 930 values peaked during the Porsche frenzy of the mid-2010s and began a multi-year slide that leveled out during the early 2020s.

Most clean cars sell for about half the result here in Atlanta these days, but ownership history and especially color can trump all when it comes to 911s. Moonstone, a sort of lilac or lavender, almost white color only offered during 1979-80 on 911s and 924s, is an obscure but desirable shade. It’s beautiful, but to pay double for an otherwise not that remarkable car just for a color defies reason. Then again, trends in the Porsche world often do.

by Andrew Newton
16 June 2023
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