1989 Porsche 911 "Turbo"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1989
  • Mileage 
    56 165 mi / 90 389 km
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Chassis number 
    WPOZZZ93ZKS000414
  • Engine number 
    67K00562
  • Lot number 
    460
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Black
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Right-hand drive, UK-supplied, 5-speed G50 gearbox, 930 TurboDating from 1st August 1989, only 56,000 milesand in stunning conditionComprehensive service history from new. Will be serviced just prior to the saleBeautifully presented in Gloss Black with matching Fuchs alloysFitted with the optional rear-arch vents. Superb cream leather seating piped in blackOne of the very last 930 UK-supplied TurbosHaving 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'.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, and1989 was also the last year of production of the iconic 930, which makes it that bit more 'special'.The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied (C16) 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo coup, and is one of only 130 such examples for the 1989 model-year. It was supplied new by Heddell and Deeks of Bournemouth on the 1st August 1989 and they continued to maintain it, servicing it six times for its first owner. Its second owner was equally fastidious and, having purchased it from Meridian Ferrari in Lyndhurst, entrusted them with it for the next two services. The service book shows further services with Parkwood Porsche, Universal Turbos, 9-Eleven and Classic Car Workshop Porsche Specialist and, we understand, will have a further service before sale.Having been enjoyed and comprehensively maintained by just five former keepers the odometer shows 46,363 miles, however, the total mileage is actually 56,168 as there was a documented speedometer change in 2004 when a second-hand unit was sourced which had 9,805 fewer miles on it.This rare 911 remains beautifully presented in its original colours of Gloss Black with Cream Leather piped in black and, with its optional SE rear-arch air intakes and colour-coded, five-blade Fuchs alloys is worthy of a place in any collection. These end of production, five-speed, cars are arguably the most collectable of the 21,589 Turbos built over the models 14-year life and this comprehensively maintained, sparkling Schwarz example represents an exclusive and exhilarating ownership proposition.