1989 Porsche 911 "Turbo"

G50 Coupe

Zusammenfassung

  • Baujahr 
    1989
  • Kilometerstand 
    27 000 mi / 43 453 km
  • Automobiltyp 
    Coupé
  • Lenkung 
    Rechts
  • Zustand 
    Originalzustand
  • Innenfarbe 
    Blau
  • Anzahl der Türen 
    2
  • Zahl der Sitze 
    2
  • Standort
  • Außenfarbe 
    Blau
  • Getriebe 
    Schaltgetriebe
  • Antrieb 
    Zweirad
  • Kraftstoff 
    Benzin

Beschreibung

A fantastic UK supplied example of the 930 Turbo from the last year of production and so featuring the desirable 5 speed G50 gearbox. Finished in Baltic Blue with a Marine Blue leather interior the Turbo has covered just 27,000 miles with a full and comprehensively detailed history from new. It remains in excellent order throughout and comes with all books, tools and keys and Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.

The 911 Turbo of this era is now very much seen as a symbol of Thatcher’s Britain in the 1980’s, being the car of choice for the high flier in finance in the Cjty of London. This example is no exception being delivered when new to a no doubt senior member of staff at the bank Morgan Stanley having been ordered from and supplied by London Porsche dealer Charles Follett based in Mayfair. The Porsche was clearly more than just a status symbol for this first owner ,Mr David Smith, as he retained the car long after leaving the bank right up until 1996, covering only 3,000 miles in this period.

During Mr Smith’s ownership the car was maintained by the supplying dealer initially and later by Dutton Forshaw, the Porsche dealer in St Johns Wood, London. The original stamped service book, invoicing on file and MOT certificates from the first issued details the work completed.

In 1996 Mr Smith sold the Turbo to the well-known and highly regarded independent dealer Bramley Cars based near Guildford in Surrey. A low mileage Turbo in fine original condition with a great specification was very much the sort of vehicle they specialised in. Following a full service at AFN Porsche in Guildford the car found a new home with a Mr Macdonald Bennet based in nearby Wonersh. Like the first owner, he also became rather attached to the Turbo keeping it until 2014, during which time mileage increased to 25,500 miles. He looked after the Turbo very carefully with regular servicing being completed by Camtune, the well-known Porsche specialist who became the officially recognised Porsche Service Centre Byfleet. Copious invoicing on file and service stamps again detail the work completed.

In 2014, Porsche Centre Byfleet sold the car on behalf of Mr Macdonald Bennet to a Mr Ralph Hubbard, a serial car collector and good customer and friend of Porsche Centre Byfleet and The Hairpin Company also. He retained the Turbo in his small but perfect private collection and continued to use Porsche Centre Byfleet for servicing until his untimely death in 2017.

We purchased the Turbo along with the other cars in Mr Hubbard’s collection from the family in 2017, at this point the mileage had risen to just 26,250 miles. We sold the car almost immediately following a service at Porsche Centre Swindon to one of our best and local customers who buys only the finest examples for his collection. During his ownership the Turbo was used sparingly and only in dry weather. A small oil leak prompted him to send the Turbo to the highly regarded specialist engineer Peter Chambers in Tewkesbury. An invoice on file for £8,000 details the removal of engine and gearbox, top end engine rebuild and subsequent reassembly.

Last year we sold the Turbo again to another loyal Hairpin customer who again has used the Turbo sparingly in fine weather, the mileage increasing to just 27,200 to date. Always restless to try something new we have recently sold this last Cornish based customer another classic and hence are offering the Turbo for sale once more.

Today the car presents in the finest original order in all respects with great detail even retaining that as new smell inside unique to Porsche 911’s of this era. Everything works as it should and it drives in a tight, fluent way indicative of a low mileage original well-sorted example. There is a comprehensive history file documenting the life of the car from new to date.