Selling A 1981 Porsche 930


1981 Porsche 930
1981 Porsche 930

Although the 1981 Porsche 930 would remain virtually unchanged when compared to the previous model-year, it would feature a few minor additions. A new muffler with twin outlets was installed to quiet noise without loss of power, while a brass-tube oil cooler rather than the serpentine oil cooler would now be used. More commonly known as the 1981 Porsche 911 Turbo, the 1981 Porsche 930 offers an interesting history in the Porsche 930 lineup. In the previous year, Porsche would be required to stop importing the 911 Turbo to the United States and Japanese markets due to increased emissions regulations. From 1980 to approximately 1986, very few Porsche 930 models would be officially imported to these markets. As such, buyers are always excited when they find a European version of the 930 from these years that has been privately imported and converted to meet regulations. These classics have come to be known as “gray-market” cars and can be quite popular with collectors and enthusiasts today.


1981 Porsche 930 Seller’s Guide

Also during the 1981 model-year, Porsche would debut a “Flachbau” or “Slant Nose” Porsche 930 model in conjunction with its special order program. Essentially a stock Porsche 930, the “Slant Nose” would offer a 935-style front end with handcrafted front fenders. Because there were so few of these models produced, they often command higher values that the traditional models. In fact, during its day, the “Slant Nose” would command price tags of nearly 60 percent more than the standard model. While sources are conflicting, most historians believe that approximately 948 units were built. If you’re the owner of a 1981 Porsche 930 “gray-market” car or one of the prestigious “Slant Nose” versions, you’ve come to the right place to learn valuable Seller’s Tips for this particular model. As with most classics of this age and prestige, the first things buyers will want to do is authenticate your particular example as an original. You can accomplish this by showing the engine and chassis numbers and comparing them to Porsche records, by obtaining a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, or by allowing a third party inspection. Next, buyers will want to ensure they fully understand the overall condition of your classic. It is always best to accommodate requests for inspections if at all possible. These are just a few of the Seller’s Tips that the Alex Manos team recommends for the 1981 Porsche 930.



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