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Guards Red | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 3.3 Flat Six | 143,037 kms | AU$369,995
An engineer’s car, developed from a racer and one of the most raw and unbridled sports cars Porsche owners could sink their teeth into, the 911 Type 930 Turbo was and will continue to be a sports motoring legend.
Designed by Ernst Fuhrmann to be Porsche’s Halo car, the 930 Turbo was produced from 1975 through to 1989 and constantly evolved over its 14-year production run with the final incarnation released in 1985.
The pinnacle of Type 930 evolution featured all the trimmings including the iconic whale tail, flared wheel arches housing wider Fuchs wheels, upgraded Pirelli tyres, a sunroof as standard and a small boost gauge incorporated into the tachometer.
All of this atop its already industry leading 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, leather upholstery and electric windows, Bosch Fuel Injection and a whirring, churning flat-six engine pumping out a whopping 300hp (in Euro Specification) earnt it Paul Frere’s seal of approval as the best sportscar of its day.
Surviving the ravages of time available here is an incredibly rare and unfettered find.
Australian delivered, numbers matching and travelled a documented 143037 kilometres this Guards red over Black leather Porsche 930 Turbo was built in 1985 with a full complement of factory options including power windows, central locking, rear wiper and sunroof.
This exceedingly original car still carries all of its factory decals, including door jamb label and under-bonnet trim label along with its original tool roll, receipts from recent service works, owner's manual, Radio manual, warranty and maintenance booklet all bound within the vinyl Porsche wallet.
The leather sports seats, dash and door cards show minimal signs of age, the matching carpets are still plush to the touch.
The bodywork has been kept in the same fashion, maintaining its exemplary Porsche precision panel fit, brilliant depth of finish to the paintwork and off-set Fuchs wheels- this 930 Turbo is something quite special.
The drive is also sensational. Agile and throaty, with an occasional spit! thrown in for good measure this Porsche 930 Turbo is the ultimate road going race bred machine ready to drive off the showroom floor.
Standing head and shoulders above anything else at the time, with twenty-nine more horses over the previous variation, fatter tires, and six years of research and development under its belt precious few cars could sprint with it then and there is nothing else on the road today that can offer such an engaging drive.
Examples like this well documented, special order Guards red on Black, Australian delivered 930 Turbo rarely come on the market and never last long.