This Porsche 930 was born of two brothers' remarkable racing ambition

While it might look like yet another tuning company’s cheerful attempt to cash in on the '80s craze for tuned 911s, this 930 was built by the famous French Porsche privateers, the Alméras brothers, and among their (extensive) credentials is a win at the Monte Carlo Rally…

Two brothers, one mission

From the 935-esque aero and (utterly cool) BBS Turbofan wheels, to the two KKK turbochargers and 934 injection system, inspiration for this 3.3 930 was clearly drawn from the competition cars that, at the time, the Alméras brothers were so familiar with preparing. In fact, over 40 years, Jean-Marie and Jacques Alméras dabbled (often successfully) in almost every discipline bar Formula One, so it’s fair to say they know a bit about building Porsches. 

French Porsche lore

Revealed to the world at the 1983 Geneva Motor Show, this car received much attention at the time, particularly from the French press, who took a liking to its carefully developed and balanced engine. Michelin even used it to run high-speed tests for its then-new range of TRX tyres – it could reach in excess of 180mph, after all…

Benefitting from a recent mechanical overhaul (carried out by the Alméras brothers themselves), the car will be auctioned by Artcurial at its upcoming Automobiles sur les Champs 8 sale in Paris. The pre-sale estimate is 80,000 to 120,000 euros; not an unreasonable price to pay for a car that could be considered part of French Porsche lore. And we’d bet it’s a blast to drive (if a bit frightening)…

Photos: Artcurial

This car will be offered for sale at Artcurial's Automobiles sur les Champs 8 sale, which will take place on 22 June 2015 at the Théâtre du Rond-Point, Paris.