Porsche Press Kit 1977 - Landing Page
1977 Porsche 911 Carrera 3.0 Coupé "Fiona"
The 930 aluminium case, RS internals and K-Jetronic oddball
The Carrera 3.0 was only produced during MY 1976 and 1977 (i.e. from autumn 1975 to spring 1977).
The 3.0 l engine aluminium block is the same used in the turbo 930. The fuel injection is provided by the ubiquitous K-Jetronic, which replaced progressively the legendary Bosch mechanical fuel injection feeding individual six throttle bodies which had been used in all 911 E, S, RS (and the USA 1972 T/E) models since 1969 MY. The result is a less "peaky" power delivery but much stronger torque (also thanks to the increased displacement) and much much lower fuel consumption. The "sporty", easy revving-up character of the 200 bhp boxer engine, legitimizing the preservation of the "Carrera" badge, is kept thanks to the RS-type 6-bolts crankshaftp.
Fiona was delivered new in Germany and exported to Italy in the early '90s. At that time, she enjoyed a full engine rebuild; short throw shift conversion; Bilstein suspensions; 7+8" Fuchs; additional roof aerial. Being equipped with an open-type differential, her natural playground is the long range quick tourism, such as trans european cross country, alpine pass raids, etc. She is capable of safety and comfort which were simply unbeliavable more than 40 years ago and still outstanding.
Fiona is, as its name may suggest, green. Oak Green Metallic, for the sake of precision. And its interior is on three-tone green, similar to the 930 of the Porsche museum.
Fiona enjoyed a full gearbox rebuilt in 2017 by a german specialist and some (expensive) TLC at Porsche Classic in Germany in 2019 to keep it safe and reliable for many years to come.
still mothballed for winter season, to be soon she just passed the roadworthiness check and is on the road again.
September 2021: after a long summer driving in the italian mountains, she is in need of windshield replacement ... the old crack from 2017 Black Forest Rally is now too evident. The works will probably take place in late 2021 or early 2022.