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’, was capable of a near-160 mph top speed.
The Porsche Turbo coupe on offer is presented in very good condition throughout, which is supported by an expert report from August 2016, showing a condition of 2 and a value of €110,000. Furthermore the car has just received a new TÜV valid to July 2019.
With a mileage of ca. 70,000 this US model is described by its vendor as in excellent condition cosmetically and technically. Its engine and gearbox have never been out of the car, which has been re-sprayed in its original colour of black only once in its lifetime. The original Porsche stickers at the doors, under the bonnet etc. are still there and the original radio and steering wheel come with the car, which is ready to be enjoyed by its next lucky owner.