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Porsche - 1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0

1976 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0
Speedway Green, code 258
157.772 km
3.0L 6 cylinder boxer, manual 5-gearbox
200 hp

Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 (1976)
New delivered in Germany

The Porsche 911 ‘Carrera 3.0’ has a very special place in the history of the Porsche 911, as it brought together elements from two of Porsche’s most legendary cars. It represented the latest incarnation of the Porsche Carrera, originally introduced to the 911 series as the classic 2.7 litre RS in late 1972, and the Carrera 3's 2993cc engine used the same die-cast aluminium crank-case as its faster cousin, the newly introduced Porsche 930 or ’911 Turbo’.

This Porsche Carrera 3.0 is matching numbers as the corresponding Porsche birth certificate will confirm. The car was delivered new in Germany in 1976 but then almost immediately exported to the United States by mister W. Green. The car was brought back to Europe from this Californian owner by Dream Garage in 2016. This beautiful Carrera 3.0 is completely undamaged and is in a remarkably original condition. 

This Porsche has a very striking color code 258 'Speedway green', which could be ordered only in the years 1976 and 1977 on 911 models. The bright green body color combined with its Beige/Shetland leather interior gives this car a very striking appearance. You can be certain that all eyes are focused on you when you come driving along.

The interior is in an exceptional original condition. The car has been professionally repainted in the original Speedway green colour. This work has been done to a high standard. also the technics of this car were not neglected. The engine, suspension, electrics and brakes have been completely checked and overhauled were necessary.

Anyone seeking a beautiful and unique coloured 911 Carrera model should give this example serious consideration. Small series cars like this Carrera 3.0 in rare colors have proven to be solid investments and a pleasure to own.

If you are interested in this car feel free to contact us for more information: info@dreamgarage.nl or tel. 043-3114158.

  • Original keys
  • Porsche birth certificate
  • Carrera 3.0 user manual / service booklet
  • Porsche service map
  • Porsche toolkit
  • Porsche compressor
  • Documents on history and invoices

The Carrera 3.0 was sold between 1976-1977 and built between two other models in the 911 line up: the standard 911 and the 911/930 Turbo. During its short two year life span, only 3687 cars were built, a tiny amount compared to nearly 58,000 911 SCs and 76,500 Carrera 3.2 produced. Of these 2564 were coupes and only 1123 produced in Targa format. In the year 1976 a total of 1093 Carrera 3.0 Coupe were produced. Among these were 487 RHD en 606 LHD. It was donned with the prestigious Porsche ‘Carrera’ label. Carrera is a trademarked name (Spanish for ‘Race’) exclusively used by Porsche for some of its models to honor the company’s success in the Carrera Panamericana.

The Carrera 3.0 engine was essentially the Phenomenal 911 Turbo’s 2994 cc engine minus the turbocharger. Built before the ’911 SC’ it has everything the SC has, and more. It’s a different drive with more power @200bhp; more torque @188 ft/lb @4200rpm and it was 10% lighter too. It has the 6 bolt flywheel and a crank from the legendary 73 Carrera RS. The 3.0 carrera would go on to be the basis for all future developed 911’s up to 1989 including the 911SC and 3.2 Carrera. Performance numbers for the Carrera 3.0 are astonishingly similar to those of the famed Carrera RS of the early 70?s and it’s the last time Porsche would use the Carrera name until the Mid 80?s.

Despite a reputation for being a ‘tamed-down’ version of the original 2.7RS and 2.7 Carreras, The Carrera 3 had almost identical 0-60 and 0-100mph performance figures but was endowed with so much extra torque that it could pull from 25 to 100mph in top gear over 3 seconds faster than either of its production predecessors.