1987 Porsche 911 "Turbo"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1987
  • Mileage 
    90 241 mi / 145 229 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Lot number 
    TBA
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual

Description

"Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing program, and it was the period Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, that spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0 litre Carrera RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph. In 1978 the Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres, gaining an intercooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed, of what was the fastest accelerating road car of its day, went up to 160mph. But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best equipped 911 and amazingly flexible, hence only four speeds in the gearbox, being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph in 14 seconds! The Turbo's characteristic flared wheel arches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. More refined than hitherto, yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age.
Originally registered on 2nd January 1987 this genuine UK right hand drive Porsche Turbo presents in splendid condition. The vendor is a knowledgeable Porsche enthusiast and has cared for this example extremely well. The blue coachwork is virtually unmarked and the interior is also in good order. Fitted with air conditioning this 930 has a very responsive engine and is described as being a delight to drive. Few cars have such presence as an 80’s Porsche 911 Turbo, the evocative curves of the bodywork can only be admired. Supplied with a V5C registration document together with a current MoT test certificate and a history folder, this 930 appears to be attractively estimated given the strong demand for such examples.
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