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Old 01-10-2013, 01:05 PM
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Default Famous Porsche racers who had 930 turbos

Here is a list of famous drivers who at one time or another had 930 turbos for road cars.

Hurley Haywood- 1977 930 turbo-Black (gift from Porsche for winning the '77 LeMans)

Peter Gregg-1976 930(color unknown) and later a white/brown 1978 930

Al Holbert-linked to two 1979 930's. (one a shade of off white and the other dark blue)

Don Whittington-1979 930 Yellow (gift from Porsche for wining '79 LeMans)

Bill Whittington-1979 930 Black (gift from Porsche for winning '79 LeMans )

John Paul Jr.

Rick Mears- Custom slantnose (famous for Indy and Cart, but did race 935)

European Drivers

Jacky Ickx

Rolf Stommelen

Walter Rohrl


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1979 930
1989 930
2005 Carrera GT
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Peter Gregg-1976 930(color unknown) and later a white/brown 1978 930
I'm almost 100% certain that Peter Gregg was awarded that 1978 930 Turbo after he won the 24 Hours of Daytona in 1978.

My grandfather bought the car at what i believe was Gregg's estate sale indirectly via an agent in either 1982 or 1983 and it still had very low mileage (something like 6K mi). It allegedly had been upgraded by the factory with beefier brakes and a larger turbo (which I was told were from a 935) and I was also told that the driver who was paid to bring the car up from Florida had been pulled over and/or arrested after going through a speed trap at over 170MPH.

I was just a little kid, about 7 or 8 years old but I got to steer it and shift gears (while my grandfather worked the gas pedal and clutch) on the 4 speed. It was a pretty amazing car for the day and is definitely still an important part of Porsche history. It just had one large exhaust pipe with a separate smaller one for the turbo's wastegate and it also had red and blue diagonal stripes on the corner of the trunk and also the hood, which both had Peter Gregg's signature.

I have a couple of old Polaroid pictures of it somewhere. When I find them I'll post them here.

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Mario Andretti also owned a 930.. although it was a full DP conversion based on a euro spec 82 930.
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Mario Andretti also owned a 930.. although it was a full DP conversion based on a euro spec 82 930.
Definitely didn't know that. Pretty awesome random fact.
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Danny Sullivan had a 930 slant cab.
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Didn't Danny Ongais have s street 930?
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Originally Posted by WPOZZZ View Post
Didn't Danny Ongais have s street 930?
now there's a name from the past.
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Peter Gregg's 1976 930 was Grand-Prix White with red leather interior.

Belgian racing driving Jean-Pierre Gaban also owned a 1975 930 from 1975 until around 2013.
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Porsche racer Dennis Aase, as in the Aase Bros. Porsche Dismantlers ('70s-'90s) had a 930 in his stable. He also owned a 904, 906, 962. Today Dennis runs an IMSA 911 team.
He drove CanAm, IMSA gtu, gtp, and for Gurney in the AAR team.
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Originally Posted by Maltese Falcon View Post
Porsche racer Dennis Aase, as in the Aase Bros. Porsche Dismantlers ('70s-'90s) had a 930 in his stable. He also owned a 904, 906, 962. Today Dennis runs an IMSA 911 team.
He drove CanAm, IMSA gtu, gtp, and for Gurney in the AAR team.
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I have an old VHS tape titled 'Porsche 930'. It is an old documentary on '76,'77,'78 and '79 930's. At the end of the video Dennis Aase drives a red/cork '79 through some back roads in So Cal.
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Dennis' IMSA cars
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Originally Posted by TT Surgeon View Post
Danny Sullivan had a 930 slant cab.
...and a 964 Turbo 3.6 and a 959.
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Originally Posted by MUSSBERGER View Post
I'm pretty infamous.
Hey Muss,

Your statement; (contemplating on whether gas bag is one or two words)....is neither, because if you were truly truly "****" then Gas-bag should be hyphenated !
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