1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet


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 litres, 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 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.

We are pleased to offer this 1989 930 Turbo Cabriolet, factory Porsche Exclusive Department example, finished in black with white all leather interior including knobs and tachometer. This late model 3.3L Turbo Intercooled 930 is the last of the G body with the highly sought after 5 speed manual transmission. This example is one of twelve built vehicles for Europe, only 67 cars were built for the world market, 55 of which were delivered to the USA.

This is one of the more unique 930’s in existence, and presents extremely well inside and out. This documented 930 is all original and has a host of rare features fitted by the factory Porsche Exclusive Department including side air intake shafts at the rear.

The vendor describes the service history as perfect and punctual, having been completed in the Porsche Centre Berlin with a large maintenance being carried out at 60,000km in May 2017.


Auction Berlin October 2017
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lot details

Lot Number 142
Registration Number EU Registered
Chassis Number WPOZZZ93ZKS020101
Year 1989
Make Porsche
Model 930 Turbo Cabriolet

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