Expert Auto Appraisals performed an inspection on this 1978 Porsche 930 at the Gooding & Co. auction in Pebble Beach. My examination proved this was a high-quality example of the Porsche 930, finished in Paint-to-Sample Mercedes-Benz Caledonia Green with a Brown full leather interior. This Porsche was a low mileage example with a numbers-matching engine. This car’s overall condition, low mileage, paint to sample, and Sports Seats, collectively played a role in this car’s impressive result at the auction. Gooding & Co. cataloged this car with an auction estimate of $350,000 to $450,000. Gooding & Co. sold this 930 for $478,000, including the buyer’s premium.
The Porsche 930 was an impressive car of its time. In 1978, Porsche continued the evolution an already great car, improving performance in all categories. For example, Porsche upgraded the engine to a 3.3-liter engine, added an intercooler, larger brakes, larger fenders for wider tires, and a new and large “tea-tray” rear spoiler with a small vent opening that draws in more air to the engine. The new US market engine 3.3L produced 261 bhp at 5,500 rpm with the help of an air-to-air intercooler. Only 451 1978 Porsche 930 Turbo were made for the US Market.
Monterey Auction Inspection Services – Gooding & Co
Typical points examined on a Porsche auction inspection are chassis and body quality, driveline originality, and mechanical performance. An evaluation drive can also be arranged to check road performance if available. This type of service proves to be invaluable for our clients. As always, I collect the information important to many in buying or bidding decisions. In addition to the report, over 100 images covering all aspects of the vehicle were provided.
Expert Auto Appraisals inspects all Porsche sports cars and all other marques throughout the United States and Canada. I attend the auctions in Scottsdale, Monterey, and Amelia Island every year. Because of this, I provide inspection services at most auctions. I am at most RM Sotheby’s, Gooding & Co., Broad Arrow, and Bonhams events. I also regularly attend Mecum, Barrett-Jackson, and GAA auctions. If you are considering the purchase of a special-interest car, contact us to perform an auction inspection of the vehicle for you. Contact us today at 772.621.2622 to discuss your needs, or use our online Pre Purchase Inspection Request Form.