Beginning in the early 1970s, Porsche had demonstrated the worth of an exhaust-driven turbine for developing tremendous power for a given engine displacement, astounding the racing community with its World Endurance Championship-winning 917s. The company was quick to adapt turbocharging to its Group 4 Type 934 and Group 5 Type 935 racing coupes, basing those ferocious machines on the street-driven Type 930. Throughout the later 1970s and into the 1980s, the 930 evolved into an ever-more sophisticated, luxurious, and powerful road car. By 1987, the Turbo boasted a 3.3-liter engine, which was connected to a smooth four-speed manual transaxle and could produce 282 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 289 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm, The ventilated brake rotors were drilled for increased efficiency, and a large intercooler was housed within the “Tea-tray” rear spoiler. The 1987 930 Turbo, of which 1,695 were built for the U.S. market and another 786 for the “Rest of the World” (RoW), was capable of a near-160 mph top speed. Type 930. 282 bhp, 3,164 cc SOHC horizontally opposed air-cooled six-cylinder engine with a single turbocharger and Bosch electronic fuel injection, Type 930/36 four-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and four-wheel ventilated disc brakes.
This stunning Turbo was specified from new in the rare and desirable combination of Cassis Red metallic with a Burgundy leather interior. When ordered from Porsche in 1987 it was specified with a leather sports steering wheel, locking differential, sports seats with electric height adjustment, and a factory sunroof. First registered via Metro Motors in Omaha, Nebraska, the Porsche passed onto its second owner in 2006, after a mere 17,811 miles. This fantastic car has recently returned to Europe, and shows just under 21,000 registered miles from new.
The “Cassis Red Metallic” paint, a rare colour on any 911, is particularly attractive, changing very slightly in shade dependant on the light. We feel it offsets the somewhat aggressive nature of the 911 Turbo perfectly, especially when combined with the burgundy leather interior. If you combine the rare and desirable specification with the low mileage of this example, you have we feel a really appealing and desirable package. This fabulous Turbo is offered with all factory books and original sales invoice. A unique opportunity to acquire a low mileage 930 turbo.