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Grand Prix White | Cabriolet | 5 Speed Manual | 3.3 litre flat 6 | 73,907 kms | AU$199,995
Experimenting with turbocharging technology on their race cars during the late 1960’s, 1975 saw the release of Porsche’s first turbocharged production car, the Type 930 911 Turbo.
The evolution of the G-Series Turbo spread over a sum of 14 years and started with the humble beginnings of the 3.0 litre Flat-Six from the Carrera RS 3.0 equipped with a KKK Turbocharger to bring total output to 256HP to the rear wheels. Proving to be very demanding to drive due to its short wheelbase, rear-engine layout, turbo-lag and rear wheel drive, the 930 Turbo was certainly not for the faint hearted.
In 1978 Porsche made their most significant change to the 930 by enlarging the engine bore to 3.3 litre and installing an air-to-air intercooler which boosted output to 296HP and 412Nm of torque. The brakes were upgraded to the units used on the 917 race car, a hydraulic clutch was installed for ease along with new anti-roll bars, firmer shock absorbers, larger diameter rear torsion bars to improve the suspension.
It wasn’t until 1989 the 930 was discontinued before being replaced by the Type 964, in that year and that year only the 930 featured the ultra-desirable G50 five-speed transmission with just 220 cars allocated to the Right-Hand Drive market with none officially coming to Australian shores.
We are pleased to offer this very rare numbers matching Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet delivered new to the U.K in January 1989 still in its original colour combination of Grand Prix White with a Navy roof, Navy leather trim which has travelled just 73,000 kilometres from new.
Option list includes:
• Leather Steering Wheel with centre extended 30mm
• Recoil Bumpers
• Heated Driver & Passenger Seats
• Heavy Duty Battery
• Blaupunkt Toronto Radio Cassette
• Amplifier System
• Luggage Compartment Trim in black velour carpet
Today the car presents in stunning original condition with its coachwork unblemished, Porsche tight straight shut lines and all of its correct exterior features including colour matched white painted Fuchs wheels and Bosch headlights.
The interior is much the same still in stunning condition showing little signs of wear around the leather seats, bolsters and side door cards. The original switchgear remains all in functioning order including the very unusual factory heated seats.
In accompaniment are the original log books and keys held within the original leather Porsche wallet as well as an impressive extensive maintenance history file detailing works with marque specialists over the last 20 years including its importation documents confirming its arrival to Australia in 2004.
An incredibly rare find with only so few right-hand drive G50 Turbo’s produced and even less in a cabriolet earns this car collector status. A fantastic way to enjoy a sunny weekend with pure power and an engaging drive or even to enliven the daily commute this 911 Turbo is not one to miss.