Lot 225 - 1980 Porsche 911 / 930 Turbo with RUF upgrades
|Odometer reading||65,000 miles|
|Result||Sold - £101,920|
In the early 1970's, Porsche had designs on racing a turbocharged version of the 911 and the Porsche 911 Turbo or 930 was born. It was the fastest production car available on the market. Adding this level of power to the already powerful car created a vehicle 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. It was based around the Carrera RS 3.0, the engine from which was modified, courtesy of turbo technology. Initially, power output was 260bhp but from 1978, it was increased to 300bhp by raising the engine capacity to 3.3 litres as is the case in this instance.
Appearing to originally sell in Japan, this 3.3 litre model was then re-imported back to Europe in 2019. Needless to say, VAT and duty has been accounted for and a UK V5C and MoT test certificate can be found within the history file. It would also appear that, in 2016, the engine & gearbox was dropped out for an engine rebuild with heads off and pistons and liners refitted with specialists, ‘Autoumbau Porsche’ in Bedfordshire with a total bill of a shade under £10,000. At the same time, correct and period leather seats were installed as well as a decent service, chain tensioners, pipe-work and new sound-deadener. In addition to this mechanically clean bill of health, German specialist, RUF, have supplied a number of upgrades for this car including dials, gearstick and the all-important boost-control. The classic 930 Turbo will always stand out as the 911 to have and the specification here is great.
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