1985 Porsche 930 Turbo

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Silver Metallic | Coupé | 5 Speed Manual | 3.3 litre flat 6 | 22,640 kms | SOLD

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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, air conditioning 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 22,000 kilometres this special order Silver Metallic over Burgundy leather Porsche 930 Turbo was sold new by Hamiltons Porsche of South Yarra, March of 1985 with a full complement of factory options including air conditioning, driver and passenger lumbar support, driving lights, power windows, central locking, rear wiper and sunroof.

Recently released from an extensive private collection 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, air compressor kit, receipts from recent service works in February of this year, owner's manual, Blaupunkt radio manual and warranty and maintenance booklet all bound within the vinyl Porsche wallet.

Second to none, this car’s cockpit still smells new. Indicative of the low kilometres travelled the leather sports seats, dash and door cards show minimal signs of age, the matching carpets are still plush to the touch, the original Blaupunkt stereo is still accounted for and all of the switch gear is factory fresh.

The bodywork has been kept in the same fashion, maintaining its exemplary Porsche precision panel fit, brilliant depth of finish to the paintwork and important features like original Sekurit glass, Bosch light lenses, double barrel exhaust 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 Silver on Burgundy, low kilometre and Australian delivered 930 Turbo are rarely available to own and never last long.
 
 

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