Lot 152 - 1979 Porsche 911/930 Turbo
|Odometer reading||95,289 miles|
|Estimate||£68,000 - £75,000|
- Fabulous condition throughout
- Classic period Porsche Turbo colour scheme
“I Don’t like Mondays” by the Boomtown Rats, Ian Drury & the Blockheads and Hersham Boys by Sham 69 were all belting out of bedroom windows in August 1979 and the biggest, baddest sportscar of them all at the time was, without doubt, the 911 Turbo. It was a genuine ‘Supercar’ which not only defined the 70s and 80s but was also, very much, the master of the driving experience unless you knew how to grab this car by the scruff of the neck and dictate terms. It was no surprise that it was one of the fastest production cars at the time when you look at it genetics, underpinned as it was by the 2.7 RS (increased to 3.3 litres) and with turbo-charging technology courtesy from the 917/30 Can-Am program. The profile-defining rear tail actually served a dual purpose, not only housing the intercoolers for the turbo chargers but also keeping the immensely powerful rear end on the road.
The adage, “Speak softly and carry a big stick” may well have been attributed to this car, understated as it is, in a ‘quiet’ silver with a black leather interior and extremely cool red/blue tartan inserts but with a very well looked-after 3.3 litre powertrain. During its early life, it was serviced at John Lambs Porsche, Lancaster and Autostrasse with the maintenance book recording 11 stamps, the last of which was in July 1996 when the car had covered 70,109 miles. In August 2001, Autostrasse were commissioned to strip down the gearbox and replace all the synchromesh rings. The clutch was also replaced and the transmission refitted to the engine before re-installation. Other work at this time included a major service, replacement of front calipers and pads and a replacement heater control unit. In 2003, the aforementioned specialist removed the engine, stripped the cylinder heads with the crankshaft sent away to be re-ground. The con-rods were also replaced along with intermediate shaft bearings and the engine then fully reassembled and installed costing £4,566. More recently, Power Marques have taken over maintenance with visits in 2008 and 2010. HP Porsche installed a new clutch and battery with more invoices contributing to the impressive history folder, a thorough inspection of which is recommended. This is a fabulous Porsche Turbo in the right colour scheme, even down to groovy tartan seats.
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