HISTORY OF THE 930 TURBO
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.
Background to WP0ZZZ93HS000647
This 1987 Porsche 930 turbo was delivered new to Jersey in August 1987, supplied in the highly desirable colour of Grand Prix White with blue leather trim. The car has a fully stamped service book and being a Jersey car had limited use hence the very low mileage.
The car came to the UK in 2010 and was previously registered to Cotswolds Classics and was the personal property of the proprietor for many years, kept mainly in storage with few miles covered between MOTS as reflected in the history file before passing to our vendor, our vendor states that to his knowledge the car is largely original and has not been repainted.
This 930 looks and drives beautifully with a recent MOT passed with no advisories, an iconic turbo that will appeal to collectors looking for a unmolested and largely original example with low ownership and low mileage in one of the most desirable colour combinations of the period.
This car represents a very rare opportunity to acquire a beautifully original, low milage, fully matching numbers RHD Porsche 930 Turbo, supplied with a documented history from new.
UK registered with MOT.
For more information about this Porsche 930 Turbo for sale at our Cranfield facility or to arrange an appointment, please contact our sales team on 01908 921256 or 07956 349877.