- 1987 Porsche 911 930 Turbo
- LHD example delivered new to Aachen, Germany
- Recent engine rebuild at Porsche Service Centre
- Original hand book, service book and book pack
- Original colour combination of Marine Blue with Linen leather
- Upgraded modern Porsche classic radio system
The Porsche 911 Turbo is one of the most iconic supercars of the 1980s, with its instantly recognisable outline and distinctive ‘whale tail’ spoiler.
Delivered on 5 February 1987, this particular example was supplied new via Jacob Fleischbauer Autohaus in Aachen, Germany. It retains its original owner’s manual and service book, the first stamp in which is dated 24 April 1987, when it returned to the dealership for its initial service.
Also in the history file is the 911’s ‘Geburtsurkunde’ certificate, which shows that chassis number 0349 was supplied with engine number 67H00352 and gearbox number 77H00968. It also shows that the Porsche retains its original Marine Blue livery – paint code F7.
In 2013, the 911 was part of a ‘Turbo through the ages’ display at the Porsche Eindhoven main dealer in honour of the new 991 Turbo, and by 2015 it had been imported to the UK, where it was cared for by well-respected independent specialist Paul Stephens.
Then, in 2020, it was entrusted to Porsche Service Zentrum Pfaffenhausen in southern Germany. The work that was carried out there included an engine rebuild, during which a later 964 turbocharger was installed. A new alternator, clutch and starter motor were also fitted, and everything is catalogued in the invoices, which total more than €20,000.
The 930 Turbo was well specified as standard, and this particular car features the optional extras of heated electric seats and an electric sunroof. It has also recently been fitted with a discreet Porsche Classic radio.
This Porsche Turbo has covered just over 70,000km from new and is being offered for sale at The Classic Motor Hub in superb condition both inside and out. Few cars from this era can match its blend of build quality, proven engineering and blistering performance.
Porsche had been experimenting with turbocharging on its competition cars since the late 1960s, and the motivation for building the first 911 Turbo was the need to homologate the latest model for international motorsport. Such was its immediate impact, however, that production numbers went way beyond any minimum requirements set out by the FIA.
Launched at the 1974 Paris Motor Show, the Turbo was referred to using its internal codename of 930 and initially it was fitted with a 3-litre engine, onto which was bolted a single KKK turbocharger. In this form it produced 256bhp in a fashion that was typical of early turbos – nothing at all at low revs, then everything came in with a noticeable thump as the revs built.
For 1978, the engine was bored out to 3.3 litres and an intercooler was added, upping the power to 296bhp. The suspension and brakes were upgraded at the same time, and Car and Driver recorded a 0-60mph time of 4.9 seconds when it tested this latest version. That made it the fastest-accelerating car that the magazine had sampled during the decade.
The 930 lived on through the 1980s, and latterly there was the option of a 325bhp model that cut the 0-60mph sprint to only 4.6 seconds and could reach a top speed of 173mph. Throughout this entire period, the 930 Turbo was fitted with Porsche’s four-speed gearbox – not until the final year of production in 1989 did the company install the Getrag G50 five-speeder.
The 930 Turbo was eventually replaced by the heavily revised 964 but, with its wide tyres, flared wheelarches and ‘whale tail’ spoiler, it remains one of the great poster cars of its time – a performance icon that has become highly coveted by enthusiasts.
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