When it comes to 1970s road racing events, there was Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, then everybody else. One of these fine examples is heading off to auction on Saturday May 12th in Monaco, via RM Auctions. This example up for sale is the 1976 Porsche 934 Turbo RSR FIA GR/4 chassis No. 930.670.0540.
The 1976 Porsche 934 Turbo RSR FIA GR/4 was one of the most important years in road racing series, as in the years following, each of the large road-racing series implemented rule changes that would eliminate these cars being road legal. This 1976 Porsche is one of the last examples of a road-legal racecar, which means you can title it and drive it on any city street.
This model is also important, as its chassis number shows that this was the final model of 31 built of this type. This not only makes it a rare beast, but also a collectable one, being the final production model. The
only more desirable chassis would be the first one built.
Despite the fact that this model Porsche was racing against non-road-legal models, it still pulled off some impressive races. By far its biggest success was its 4th overall finish in the 1979 24 Hours of Le Mans. This makes it no surprise that this car also won many overall class championships between 1976 and 1977.
Want to own a true racing legend that was the last road-legal and top-level race-ready Porsche ever built? This is your model.
When the now famous Porsche 935 came out in the 1970’s, it sported a new front design which eliminated the 911’s round headlights, thus forming a totally flat hood, or "slant nose" (or slope nose). After market companies quickly got a hold of this design and began converting regular 911s to the slant nose form. It wasn’t until the mid 1980’s that the Porsche factory began offering the Slant Nose body option to the 911 Carrera or 930 Turbo. You could get just about every combination: the Carrera Slant Nose, in Coupe, Targa, or Cabriolet form, or the 930S, meaning Turbo Slant Nose, which came in all three body forms as well.
The 930 (usually pronounced nine-thirty) was a sports car built by Porsche, 930 actually being the "Type Number" for the pre-964 generation 911 Turbo produced between 1975 and 1989. It was Porsche’s top-of-the-range model for its entire production duration and at the time of its introduction was the fastest production car available in Germany.