1977 Porsche 911 "Turbo"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1977
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    9307700694
  • Engine number 
    6770638
  • Lot number 
    638
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Guide price: £135000 - £155000.
- The second-last right-hand drive 3.0, 930 Turbo to be produced and, we believe, the last 3-litre car supplied to the European market.
- Full Restoration by Porsche Centre Glasgow in 2014, 1 of only 4 official Porsche Classic Centres in the UK. Built as part of a nationwide Porsche in-house competition to establish the best restoration.
- Presented in Silver with Martini decals (easily removable) to create an impression with the Judges
- Dark brown leather interior with beige pinstripe inserts finished to the same amazing standard
- In the region of £120,000 spent on parts and labour during the Porsche Centre's ownership of the car. All parts sourced through official Porsche Classic parts.
- Videos and pictures on file showing the level of work and detail that's gone into this rare car
The 911 Turbo, introduced in 1975 and remaining in production until 1989, was sufficiently different from previous versions to earn a new-930-model number. These were proper "Supercars", amongst the fastest production cars available at the time, and are now felt by many to be the cars that defined the early eighties. Developed initially for homologation purposes, the turbocharged 911 was first seen at the 1973 Paris Auto Show as a pre-production prototype, essentially to gauge reaction, and went on sale a couple of years later as the 911(930) Turbo. The basic engine underpinnings came from the Carrera 2.7RS with the capacity increased to 3.0 litres and, of course, turbocharged using the vast amount of recent experience with forced air induction that Porsche had gained from their 917/30 Can-Am programme. Externally distinctive with its 'Whale Tail' rear spoiler, wide tyres, bulging wheel arches and macho stance, 930s were surprisingly civilised with air conditioning, electric windows, a leather interior, tinted glass, headlamp washers and Bilstein shock absorbers as standard.  Turbo-lag was a bit of a problem with the early cars, and with 260 willing horses arriving, mostly at the same time, together with the 911's characteristic handling, a scenic drive could quickly turn into a drive through the scenery. However, conducted with an intelligent right foot and an eye on the road surface, rapid progress was possible and the legendary 'shove in the back' in second and third gear became almost addictive. Later evolutions of the 930 saw the engine capacity increased to 3299cc and eventually, with improved upgrades to the intercooler, power output rose to 330bhp. By 1989, the final year of production, the arrival of the 5-speed G50 transmission and an engine re-map rendered the 930's power delivery much more predictable and whilst still hugely quick the Turbo was altogether rather civilised. Inevitably the later cars became heavier and adopted a few more creature comforts and it's now the more 'edgy' early cars that are attracting interest. This, very rare, right-hand drive 3.0-litre Turbo, we are informed, was the last 3-litre car supplied to the European market. In 2014 Porsche Centre Glasgow found the car after being laid up for five years and set about a full nut and bolt restoration as part of a nationwide Porsche in-house competition to establish the best restoration. Finished in Silver, it was felt by the Glasgow team that, although it was a completely standard 'road car', a more dramatic presentation was required to woo the judges so it was carefully prepared to look like a Le Mans car with Martini decals and stripes, all of which are easily removed if required.  This special car has had in the region of £120,000 spent on parts and labour during the Porsche Centre’s ownership and all parts were sourced through official Porsche classic parts. There are videos and pictures on file showing the level of work and detail that’s gone into this very rare car and Silverstone Auctions are privileged to offer it to the open market.