In 1978, Porsche introduced the new version of the 911, called the ‘911SC’. Porsche reintroduced the SC designation for the first time since the 356SC (as distinguished from the race engined 356 Carrera). There was no Carrera version of the 911SC. It featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch K-Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. Originally power output was 180 bhp, later 188 bhp and then in 1981 it was increased to 204 bhp. In 1981 a Cabriolet concept car was introduced at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Not only was the car a true convertible, but it also featured four-wheel drive, although this was dropped in the production version. The first 911 Cabriolet debuted in late 1982, as a 1983 model. This was Porsche’s first cabriolet since the 356 of the mid-1960s. It proved very popular with 4,214 sold in its introductory year, despite its premium price relative to the open-top targa. Cabriolet versions of the 911 have been offered ever since.
This 930 Turbo was delivered new to the UK before being shipped to Australia in the late 1980s, where it underwent a full K27 turbo upgrade, including a bigger turbo with in-cabin boost adjustment up to 2 bar. It also has a larger Porsche intercooler fitted, as well as a free-flow quad tip exhaust, all part of the original K27 upgrade pack. All work was carried out by the reputable Porsche specialists Willoughbys of Sydney.
The car has spent much of its life under single, very careful ownership, covering just 40,000 miles between 1980 and 2011. In 2011 it received a full engine and gearbox rebuild before being shown across Australia, touring with the Porsche Owner’s Club. The initial owner was a true Porsche fanatic and because of this carried out much of the servicing himself to an exceptionally high standard. Its most recent owner had the car serviced by reputed Porsche master technicians Cavarco Motors of Glebe in Sydney. The car is shown with its second set of HRE 935 18-inch wheels, with polished outer tip (these 1-off wheels alone cost £11,000) also its original set of Foukes Turbo 930 rims.
A unique and outrageously stylish 930 Turbo, this is a real head turner with the power to match.