Lot 179 - 1986 Porsche 911 / 930 Turbo Coupé
|Odometer reading||72,720 km|
|Estimate||£72,000 - £80,000|
Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing program, and it was the period Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, that spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0 litre Carrera RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260 bhp for a top speed of 155mph. In 1978 the Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres, gaining an intercooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed, of what was the fastest accelerating road car of its day, went up to 160mph. But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best equipped 911 and amazingly flexible, hence only four speeds in the gearbox, being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph in 14 seconds! The Turbo's characteristic flared wheel arches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. More refined than hitherto, yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age.
This excellent original left hand drive 1986 Porsche 930 Turbo was supplied new with the non sunroof body, and only a limited number were produced with the very desirable factory fitted limited slip differential, coupled to the four speed gearbox. Purchased by the vendor a couple of years ago from a collection in Italy, he imported the car to the UK at the beginning of 2017 and sent it to a sports car specialist for recommissioning, which included a complete brake overhaul, ignition unit overhaul, steering column bushes and new tyres, before being UK registered. Finished in the traditional Porsche colour scheme of Grand Prix White, complemented by black leather interior this 930 Turbo is supplied with a V5C registration document, an MoT test certificate, which expires in May 2019, a photocopy of the Italian registration document, the original handbook pack, tools, spare wheel and invoices for the work carried out in the UK. A rare opportunity to purchase a very good example of one of the ultimate poster cars of the 1980’s.
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