£47,520

Auction Blenheim Palace July 2016

Lot Details

Lot Number 123
Reg. Number UK Registered
Chassis Number
Year 1988
Make Porsche
Model 911 Turbo

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The 911 traces its roots to sketches drawn by Ferdinand “Butzi” Porsche in 1959. The Porsche 911 was developed as a more powerful, larger, more comfortable replacement for the Porsche 356, the company’s first model. The new car made its public debut at the 1963Frankfurt Motor Show (German: Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung). The car was developed with the proof-of-concept twin-fan Type 745 engine, and the car presented at the auto show had a non-operational mockup of the production single-fan 901 engine, receiving a working one in February 1964.

It originally was designated as the “Porsche 901” (901 being its internal project number). 82 cars were built as 901s. However, Peugeot protested on the grounds that in France it had exclusive rights to car names formed by three numbers with a zero in the middle. So, instead of selling the new model with another name in France, Porsche changed the name to 911. Internally, the cars’ part numbers carried on the prefix 901 for years.

The Porsche 930 was a sports car built by Porsche between 1975 and 1989, known to the public as the 911 Turbo. It was the maker’s top-of-the-range  911 model for its entire production duration and at the time of its introduction the fastest production car available in Germany. Total output from the engine was 260 PS (191 kW; 256 hp), much more than the standard Carrera. In order to ensure that the platform could make the most of the higher power output, a revised suspension, larger brakes and stronger gearbox became part of the package, although some consumers were unhappy with Porsche’s use of a 4-speed whilst a 5-speed manual was available in the “lesser” Carrera. A “whale tail” rear spoiler was installed to help vent more air to the engine and help create more downforce at the rear of the vehicle, and wider rear wheels with upgraded tires combined with flared wheelarches were added to increase the 911’s width and grip, making it more stable.

This lovely example is finished in white with blue leather interior. Its condition really has to be seen to be believed – its mileage of 75,000 is genuine and the car comes with virtually all its MOTs and was last serviced in January 2016. During this service both drive belts were replaced as was the battery. This wonderful Turbo sports car is totally original in every respect, with no modifications whatsoever and comes with its original manuals. This is one of the best examples of this iconic 1980s “ yuppie” favourite that we have seen. Not to be missed.


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