What set the 930 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this stupefying performance was delivered. Comparing the Turbo to similarly quick ‘he-man’ cars such as the Holman & Moody-tuned Cobra 427 and the Ford GT40, Motor’s Roger Bell reckoned what made the Porsche so different was that it “hurls you forward with similar velocity but in an uncannily quiet and effortless way. To be shoved so hard in the back that you need high-back seats to keep your head on, yet neither to feel nor hear anything more than a muffled hum, is a very odd sensation indeed in a car.”
The Turbo’s characteristic flared wheelarches and ‘tea tray’ rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. For 1978 the Turbo’s engine was enlarged to 3.3 liters, gaining an intercooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph. Due to strong emission regulation in the US, the Turbo was not imported for the US market between 1979 and 1984, but retuned in 1985, now equipped with upgraded Motronic engine management systems. Targa and Cabriolet versions were also introduced.
The final production year of the legendary 930 Turbo was 1989, and these desirable end-of-the-line cars were fitted with the prized Getrag G50 five-speed transaxle, ensuring few cars would compete with the 930’s unquestionable dominance on street and on the race track. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 930 Turbo sold in the thousands, arguably becoming the definitive sports car of its age.
Offered here is an extremely well-kept, low-mileage Cabriolet example of the desirable, final production year of the original 930 Turbo, featuring the Getrag G50 five-speed transaxle. A truly excellent example of the 600 car model-run, this exceptional 930 was completed at the Zuffenhausen Porsche factory in 1989, finished in silver over black with its looks neatly set off by Fuchs alloy wheels and a black convertible top. Inside, the 930 Cabriolet was fully equipped with top-of-the-line features. This desirable G50-equipped example of the legendary 930 must be one of the best examples available anywhere. With original finishes throughout, this car presents extremely well, and drives like a very lightly used car. Combining the unmistakable looks of a classic Porsche, the powerful Turbo motor, and the collectability that goes hand in hand with its low production figures, this extraordinary 1989 930 Turbo Cabriolet should not disappoint.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||German Registered|
|Model||911 Turbo Cabriolet|
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