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.
This excellent example has recently benefitted from extensive works to ensure that it is presented in the best possible condition.
Mechanically, a new clutch has been fitted, the suspension has been overhauled with new wishbones, ball-joints, drop links and bushes, and a four wheel alignment has been performed. The 930 enjoyed lots of work on the exhaust system, including heat exchangers and crossover pipes. The engine was attended to, with any oils leaks being addressed, and new oil hoses fitted. The air conditioning system was also overhauled and re-gassed.
The car was then treated to a major service, with new brake pads and calliper plates. Finally the paint has been detailed, and small items such as lenses and switches renewed.
Finished in Black with a matching Black leather interior, this fabulous Turbo is offered with a UK MoT certificate and UK V5 Registration document. A great opportunity to acquire a well sorted example of the original 911 Turbo.