Lot 178 - 1985 Porsche 911 / 930 Turbo
|Odometer reading||71,800 miles|
|Result||Sold - £108,110|
- C16 UK supplied 930 Turbo
- Engine rebuild by Northway Porsche at 70,000 miles
- Matching numbers example
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.
First registered on 8th August 1985, this fabulous black on black unmodified genuine C16 UK supplied 930 Turbo is not only stunning but ready to use and enjoy having had thousands lavished on it by our vendor, notably to the bodywork and engine. In addition to the extensive engine work the turbo was rebuilt, a new clutch and gearbox synchros. A recent oil service by Uber GT is coupled to a full engine rebuild by Northway Porsche at 70,000 miles before running in and all of the necessary and recommended work thereafter has been carried out by the renowned Porsche specialists.
Evidence of this work is all found within the impressive history file with detailed invoices and comprehensively stamped service booklet. The bodywork is superb with a deep gloss as you would hope with this iconic car and importantly there are no signs of any corrosion, the black leather interior looks original and in keeping with the age of the car with good bolsters and a fine finish. Our vendor informs us that the car drives superbly and the engine pulls as strong as he would hope providing, as it should, a very visceral and engaging experience. The fuel system has had the necessary work to ensure that this 930 drives as you would expect, work includes reconditioned fuel distributor, pressure regulator, along with new coil pack and ignition amplifier. Michelin PS4 tyres were fitted within the last 1,000 miles and it is used regularly to keep the fluids flowing. There is a Blaupunkt Bremen fitted which looks the part of course. Recent work is in excess of £25,000 so you have the confidence you are buying a great car. The 930 Turbo is incredibly collectable, and this example not only has looks to die for but the mechanical confidence to back it up. A true icon and sure to retain its value in the coming years.
* Interested parties should note that the private registration plate shown is to be retained by the vendor and a new, age-related registration issued instead
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