1985 Porsche 911 "Turbo"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1985
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WP0ZZZ93ZFS000328
  • Engine number 
    67F00350
  • Lot number 
    625
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

UK-supplied, C16, right-hand drive, 911 Turbo with just 76,943 miles from newPresented in gleaming Guards Red with Linen piped-red leather sports seatsComprehensive history file including original service book and a wealth of invoicesOn offer from alarge private collection of landmark cars selected for its remarkable conditionOffered recently serviced with a clean MOT valid to July 2021, spare keys and listed on a very sensible guideYou can now book a one to one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location between 16th and 30th July. Please contact us on 01926 691 141 to secure your appointment or [email protected] to discuss the car in more detail. The health and safety of both our customers and team remains the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.Having accrued a wealth of experience of turbocharging air-cooled engines from their racing program, it seemed to make perfect sense for Porsche to utilise that knowledge by applying it to their famous rear-engined sports car, and consequently, at the 1973 Paris motor show, they unveiled a prototype turbocharged 911, the Type 930. Porsche engineers tested both the 2.7 and 3.0-litre engines, with the 3.0 air-cooled flat-six (that could trace its origins back to the 911 RSR) being chosen as it produced more torque low down. By attaching a Khnle, Kopp and Kausch (KKK) turbocharger, the 930 was the most powerful production Porsche thus far and, suddenly, the 911 was a supercar.The production-ready 911 Turbo was shown at the Paris show in autumn 1974, and not surprisingly in an era when turbocharging was seen as rather exotic, captivated the world's motoring press. Rightly, it was billed as a supremely fast and luxurious flagship model, combining ballistic performance and head-turning looks with air conditioning, electric windows and other creature comforts. In 1977/78, capacity went up from 3.0 to 3.3 litres and an air-to-air intercooler was positioned under the rear spoiler. The spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler assembly, and this meant saying goodbye to the whale-tail' and welcoming the equally distinctive tea-tray'.Supplied new by Charles Follett Limited, London and first registered on 01 February 1985, this 911 Turbo had beenspecified in traditionalGuards Redbut rather than stick to black leather, the 911s first owner chose Linen leather piped in Guards Red resulting in a much brighter cockpit.Today this beautiful example shows just 76,943 miles on the speedometer at the time of cataloguing and this issupported by an extremely detailed and comprehensive history file.Within thehistory file isthe original Porsche service book, fully stamped, with an additional book containing further entries, no less than 20 services recorded. The file also contains MOT Certificates dating back to 1990 at 36,861 miles, old tax discs and a wealth of invoices supporting the detailed maintenance record.The Guards Red paintwork retainsa deep shine, the interior remains smart,the red-centred Fuchs alloys appear unmarked and it'sclear to see that this example has been extremely well looked after over the years. We are informed that the car performs exactly as an 80s 911 Turbo should with an addictivesurge of power when the turbo wakes up.A 930 Turbo should be on every Porsche enthusiasts bucket list and thisis a great example in classic colours accompanied by very detailed history file demonstrating the care and attention ithas rightfully received over the years.It was last serviced in July 2019 at 76,893 miles, theMOT is valid untilJuly 2021 and it's on offer at a very sensible guide.