Lot 192 - 1989 Porsche 911/930 Turbo (3.3 litre)
|Odometer reading||68,945 miles|
DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS BEEN WITHDRAWN FROM THE AUCTION
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 260bhp 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 lovely example is presented in Guards Red with a light beige interior and comes with a comprehensive service history. The car features the desirable G50 5-speed gearbox and the 3.3 flat-six engine producing 300bhp and is one of the very last examples of the 930 to be built, featuring the iconic ‘whale tail’ spoiler. This car has a meticulous service history until 2015 when the previous owner bought it as an investment. Since then the car has been in professional storage facilities, on trickle charge and started and run every few weeks. The car has recently undergone some recommissioning with a Porsche specialist. These works included replacing the heat exchangers and rear brake discs and pads, as well as service works. A stunning car and one of just 130 UK 1989 built G50 gearbox cars harking back to those heady days in the 1980s!
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