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THIS 930 TURBO
This beautiful free 930 was finished at the Zuffenhausen factory in 1987 and delivered to its first owner in Italy. The car is finished in classic Silver metallic over black and outfitted some nice extras.
The current owner acquired the car in 2016 with 43,000 kilometers from a Belgian classic car dealer. Since acquisition, an additional 7.000 kilometers are now showing. The Belgian dealer was in Italy looking for another car when he saw this Turbo receiving a full recommissioning at an Italian Porsche dealership. Being impressed by the overal condition of the car, he made an offer. He learned that the car belonged to an Italian who owned the car for a long time and at one point decided to store the car. In 2015 after 10 years of being stored; the owner's son decided to have the car brought back to use by the Porsche dealer. The dealer where the Belgian dealer saw the car.
The car still has its original unused spare wheel and original tool kit. We can find the original service manual with stamps as it should. The car has been used sparingly since purchase and largely been in the garage.
One of the most raw and unbridled cars available on the market in its day, the 930 3.3 Turbo has rightfully earned its place as a legend. Today it has a French registration and recently passed technical inspection. The engine is completely dry, starts at the turn of the key and runs amazingly. Shifting is fast and very smooth! The paint has a uniform deep gloss and overall this turbo is in largely original condition and drives superbe!
This is a great opportunity to obtain a well maintained and unmolested iconic Turbo in the lovely classic color scheme.
THE 930 TURBO
Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing programme, which 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. 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 (161km/h) in 14 seconds.
What set the 911 Turbo apart from its peers was the relaxed way this performance was delivered. Comparing the Turbo to similarly quick 'he-man' cars such as the Holman & Moody-tuned Cobra 427 and the Ford GT40, Motor's Roger Bell reckoned what made the Porsche so different was that it "hurls you forward with similar velocity but in an uncannily quiet and effortless way. To be shoved so hard in the back that you need high-back seats to keep your head on, yet neither to feel nor hear anything more than a muffled hum, is a very odd sensation indeed in a car".
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. For 1978 the Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres, gaining an inter-cooler 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 257km/h. The Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age.