Porsche began experimenting with turbocharging technology on their race cars during the late 1960s, and in 1972 began development on a turbocharged version of the 911. Porsche originally needed to produce the car in order to comply with homologation regulations and had intended on marketing it as a street legal race vehicle like the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS. The FIA’s Appendix “J” rules that brought about the 911 Turbo Carrera RSR 2.1 in 1974 changed in 1975 and 1976. Ernst Fuhrmann adapted the turbo-technology originally developed for the 917/30 CAN-AM car to the 3.0 litre flat-six from the Carrera RS 3.0, creating what Porsche internally dubbed as 930.
Only 1642 Porsche 930 turbo cabriolets were built and this 1988 car comes with a 18 – page expert’s report, rating it as an excellent accident free and matching numbers example in condition 1- and a value of €132,000. Its components still bear the original Porsche stickers with VIN numbers and only some of the body parts have been repainted for cosmetic reasons: for instance, the front bumper and the boot section. Most of the bodywork still carries the original paint in white and the original blue leather interior. The car has had only 3 owners – including the present vendor – and a warranted total mileage of only 62500 km as confirmed by Carfax. Other equipment includes, a Porsche wireless/CD CDR 220 unit, air conditioning, sports seats in leather which are electrically adjustable, leather doorcards, and the steering wheel is also leather clad. This turbo Porsche sits on correct Fuchs alloy wheels.
This is an extremely well sorted and rare Porsche 930 turbo cabriolet.