1989 Porsche 911 "Turbo"


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    Linen Grey Metallic
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    Silk Grey leather
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Guide price: £120000 - £150000. <div><ul><li>1 of only 130 UK Turbo coupés for 1989 model year</li><li>G50 5-speed gearbox (1989 model year only)</li><li>Current owner for 23 years</li><li>Fully verifiable 29,000 miles with all books/paperwork/history</li></ul><div><br /></div><div><br /></div><ul></ul></div><div><div><span style="color: #000000;">Having accrued a wealth of experience of turbocharging air-cooled engines from their racing programme, 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 Kühnle, Kopp and Kausch (KKK) turbocharger, the 930 was the most powerful production Porsche thus far and, suddenly, the 911 was a supercar.</span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="color: #000000;">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'.</span></div><div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><div><span style="color: #000000;">Porsche enthusiasts often consider the 911 (930) of 1989 to be the ultimate incarnation, as it was the only year that this model was fitted with Porsche G50 5-speed gearbox, offering more flexibility and better acceleration.  1989 was also the last year of production of the iconic 930, still considered to be the finest generation of the 911 Turbo.   </span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="color: #000000;">The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied (C16) 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo coupé, being just 1 of only 130 such examples (for the 1989 model-year).  This striking car, in its original colour combination of Linen Grey paintwork and Silk Grey leather interior, has accrued just 29,627 genuine and verifiable miles. This is supported by an original fully stamped-up service book, a letter from Porsche (detailing its specification/provenance etc.), numerous MoT Certificates and a wealth of invoices and is, of course fully 'matching-numbers'. </span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="color: #000000;">The car was delivered new on the 1st August 1990 through JCT600 (Porsche) of Hull to its original owner.  It was specified with many expensive and desirable options, including a limited slip differential, Sport seats (with electric height adjustment) with black piping, a shortened gear lever, Blaupunkt ‘Toronto’ stereo (with amplifier), lower dashboard in Silk Grey and Linen Metallic wheel centres with Porsche painted wheel crests.</span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="color: #000000;">The car has obviously been exceptionally well cared for from new, returning to Porsche Centre workshops (JCT600, Porsche Guildford, AFN Porsche, Merlin Porsche Sheffield) for regular servicing (13 x main dealer stamps in service book) at the correct intervals up to 28,765 miles, then to respected Porsche specialists ‘Statller’ of Sheffield at 29,170 miles (major service plus new clutch), 29,348 miles and most recently at 29,372 miles in July 2017 (just 255 miles ago).</span><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="color: #000000;">Our vendor acquired the car in 1995 (at circa 12,000 miles), with it initially being registered to his family steel business in Sheffield, until the 6th June 1997 when he recorded it in his own name.  He has always ensured it was stored in a heated and dehumidified garage.  Interestingly, prior to our vendor’s tenure, owners included Roger Whittaker, the singer-songwriter and musician, who sold the 930 to the keeper prior to our vendor.  This car is described by our vendor as ‘completely original’ including its fabulous paintwork and it is certainly one of the best examples we have ever offered for sale.  </span></div><div><br /></div><div><span style="color: #000000;">This Turbo has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in excellent condition.  It has never required any major mechanical work, presumably due to its regular servicing, low mileage and garage storage.  Very few 1980's 911s - let alone the rare and more expensive 930s - have lived such a pampered life, and the benefits are clear to see with this particular car.  Small details like a complete book-pack, a full set of keys, factory stickers still in situ, and a complete Porsche tool-roll, jack and inflation kit, help support this dutiful ownership.</span></div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><div><span style="color: #000000;">This is a lovely genuine example of the iconic 930 Turbo.  </span></div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><div><span style="color: #000000;"><br /></span></div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span><div><span style="color: #000000;"><br /></span></div><span style="color: #000000;"> </span></div><ul></ul>