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  • Mileage 
    51 017 km / 31 701 mi
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  • Location
    United States
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Chassis No. WP0ZZZ69ZPS470177

Engine No. 61P00634

Transmission No. 2002574

Porsche has never failed to put the proper emphasis on the final model to end a series. In the US, 1979 brought us the "last 50" 911 Turbo. By 1989, with Porsche already producing the new 964-generation 911 Porsche saw fit to rekindle the Speedster as a 911 Carrera instantly creating a collectible model, long sought after by enthusiasts. With the 911 Turbo flame temporarily extinguishing at the end of 1992, and plans for the first four-wheel-drive 911 Turbo imminent, Porsche saw fit to create the final, most powerful rear wheel drive 911 Turbo. Increasing engine displacement from 3.3 to 3.6-liters, the final rear wheel drive 911 Turbo, created just for the end of the 964 series, was aptly dubbed "Turbo 3.6". While Porsche struggled to sell their cars globally in the mid-1990s the Turbo 3.6 was an instant, limited production hit. The combination of brute turbocharged force (355 hp and 384 lb-ft at 4200 rpm), 964-generation looks that are a perfect match for the large Turbo fender flares, and some era-defining "Speedline for Porsche" three-piece wheels created the perfected send-off to the 964-generation for Porsche fans across the globe.

Any 911 Turbo 3.6 is a special model from the special brand that is Porsche but there are those individualized examples that stand apart for the confidence displayed by wearing certain non-standard colors and by those making those individualized decisions at the dealership. Special order Porsche cars delivered to Japan in the early 1990s have long been known to exhibit tremendous distinctiveness not seen in other markets at the time. It's not as if every 911 ordered in Japan was Ruby Stone, Maritime Blue, Signal Green, or a Paint to Sample shade but it often seems that way and this example, ordered in Metallic Paint to Sample Lavender-Blue shifting from blue to light purple depending on the direction of light, certainly keeps that legend alive. The exterior is highly refined with aero mirrors replacing the so-called "flag mirrors" stuck in the 1970s while the Rest of World bumpers do away with some of the unintended US-market add-ons to which we've become accustomed. Undeniably attractive are the three-piece "Speedline for Porsche" wheels that so suit this particular model. With silver five-spoke centers and polished aluminum lips with the all-important brand etching, they are the jewelry that says more than the unique Turbo 3.6 badge ever could.

Perfectly paired with a daring interior combination of Light Grey and Magenta supple leather this Turbo 3.6 certainly ticks the boxes for someone looking for what is very likely a unique variant of an already rare Paint to Sample model. Magenta leather covers the beltline of the car, with the dashboard, underdash trim, steering wheel, door tops, and rear package tray receiving a pop of color in Magenta, while the remainder of the classic 911 interior is covered in complementary Light Grey leather. Unlike many special Porsche variants first sold in Japan, this Turbo 3.6 retains its service book and important pieces of original paperwork. According to its original service book, it was first sold on 28 May 1993 in Hiroshima via Mizwa Cars to Shinzo Yamada with 61 delivery kilometers on the odometer. Within two months Yamada had accrued over 3,000 kilometers and by the 24-month service visit in 1995 a total of 16,963 km had been added. Additional Japanese inspection records on file indicate this Turbo 3.6 was still in Japan as of April 2020 with 45,872 kilometers with a subsequent Japanese inspection record indicating 49,948 kilometers. After 27 years in Japan it was exported back to Germany. According to a digital copy of its Fahrzeugbrief it was owned by Christian Droop of Hahnsättten with German registration documents indicating 50,613 km as of 31 August 2020.

Brought to the US in 2022, and granted entry on 28 February of that year, it landed with a collector known for locating special examples of limited edition cars. Upon arrival, it received an external freshening with new headlight seals and lenses, fog light assemblies, tail lights, and a new center reflector. Finally, the engine sound pad was replaced and the exhaust tips were refinished. This eye-catching, matching numbers example of the last of the rear wheel drive 911 Turbos is accompanied by its tool kit, air pump, manuals, and digital copies of its Japanese and German documents.