Lot 319 - 1981 Porsche 911 Turbo
|Odometer reading||130,000 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £48,000|
|Result||Sold - £42,000|
In the early 1970s, Porsche had designs on racing a turbocharged version of the 911 in support of which they planned to create a homologation special along the lines of the Carrera 2.7 RS. A change in the rules negated the need to sell a precise number of street legal race vehicles but the company decided to continue with the project anyway - the Porsche 911 Turbo or 930 was born. The 930 was introduced at the Paris Motor Show of 1974 and was the fastest production car available on the German market. It was based around the Carrera RS 3.0, the engine from which was modified, courtesy of turbo technology originally developed for the 917/30 CAN-AM cars. Initially, power output was 260bhp but from 1978, it was increased to 300bhp by raising the engine capacity to 3.3 litres. To accommodate the extra performance over the RS 3.0, the 930 sported revised suspension, larger brakes and a robust, four-speed gearbox. In order to help deliver the power to the road, a 'whale tail' rear spoiler was fitted and a wider rear wheel and tyre package was squeezed under specially flared arches. Adding this level of power to the already oversteer-prone handling of the 911 created a car that was not for the faint hearted. In skilled hands, however, a 930 will show a clean pair of heels to most of its rivals.
An outstanding example of this genuine 930 Turbo, it benefits from a full service history with bills from new as well as all its yearly MoT test certificates fully bound in its history file. Also contained within this is a certificate of authenticity providing a full detailed story of its life. Invoices detail a full bare metal restoration in 2010, painted in its correct factory colour along with a full re-trim in two-tone blue and white leather. Photographs show the process as you would expect from an example of this quality. More recently, a new stainless-steel exhaust was fitted recently and this UK specification, UK supplied example also comes with a sunroof, air-conditioning and a remote alarm system. These 911 Turbos are superb driver's cars and the Porsche collecting community out there already know this. A great Investment.
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