1986 Porsche 911 "Turbo"911 Turbo Coupe
Year of manufacture1986
Porsche’s 930 Turbo is a landmark car—the company’s first foray into the world of turbocharging, and the genesis of every 911 Turbo that has come since. Built to satisfy the FIA’s 1976 Group 4 racing regulations, which stipulated that entries had to be based upon a minimum of 400 production examples, it featured turbocharging technology from the 917/30 Can-Am racing car paired to the 3.0-liter flat-six from the Carrera RS 3.0. The 930 proved popular from the outset, demanding but rewarding to drive and, most important, able to match any supercar of the day in a straight line or around a track.
This 1986 example benefits from having the later 3.3-litre engine, which increased power to 282 hp at 5,500 rpm. It is capable of 0–60 mph in just five seconds while boasting a top speed in excess of 160 mph, impressive even by today’s standards. According to the accompanying Carfax report, this 911 Turbo lived in New Jersey from 1990 to 2013 before passing through an owner in Ohio. It was subsequently purchased by the current owner from Texas. Having covered just over 15,000 miles in total, it presents in fantastic condition. Most important, it is presented in desirable gleaming black paintwork over a matching black leather interior and equipped with black Fuchs alloy wheels. In addition, a recent engine inspection, carried out in February 2018, found that the engine is in excellent condition and demonstrated wear characteristics akin to an engine with far fewer miles.
Finding a 930 Turbo in this specification, mileage, and condition is becoming increasingly more difficult. This fine example would be a noteworthy addition to any collection and equally enjoyable to use as a standalone weekend getaway car.
Please note that due to California emissions, this vehicle must be sold to a dealer or out-of-state resident.
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