Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing programme, and it was the then Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, which spurred the development of 'Project 930': the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Type 930 Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-litre RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph (250km/h). But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best-equipped 911 and amazingly flexible - hence only four speeds in the gearbox - being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph (62km/h) in 14 seconds.
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. The Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres for 1978, gaining an inter-cooler 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 (257km/h).
More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age. When Porsche revealed that the original 911 would be replaced by the new Type 964 in 1990, dealer stocks of the existing Turbo model sold out overnight.
This Porsche 911 Turbo is offered fresh from extensive restoration (completed in 2019) and comes with a photographic record of the process. Works undertaken include a full 'glass out' re-spray by Bodyworks of Manchester; full engine service; brake overhaul; and suspension bushes overhaul. The car also benefits from a new factory full exhaust system; refurbished original Fuchs alloy wheels; and new Pirelli tyres. In addition, all rubber seals, bumper protectors, front valance, rear 'Porsche' reflector, side sill mouldings, etc have been renewed. Over £25,000 has been spent and all bills are available.
'F536 LTU' has covered 89,000 documented miles from new and is described by the vendor as 'absolutely rust free'. It comes with full service history (every single bill/receipt); current MoT certificate; its original owner's manual and stamped service book; and its original spare wheel.
Finished in flawless Venetian Blue metallic with complimentary Metropole dark blue leather interior and matching carpets, this beautiful Porsche 911 Turbo stands out among the white/black cars on the market and is presented in beautiful order throughout - a subtle combination for the discerning buyer.