Gdy zostało wprowadzone na rynek w 1975 roku, Porsche 911 Turbo dzierżyło koronę najszybszego niemieckiego samochodu. Ujarzmić je potrafili jedynie najbardziej wytrawni kierowcy, co nie przeszkodziło mu zostać samochodem kultowym. Choć w sprzedawanym egzemplarzu można dopatrzeć się niewielkich niedoskonałości, dodają mu one tylko charakteru. To dziki wojownik, pochodzący z czasów, gdy moc potrafiła wzbudzić prawdziwy strach.
Engine Capacity: 2994cc
Top Speed: 153
0 – 60: 6.1
Manual Transmission: 4 Speed
Exterior Colour: Silver Metallic
Interior Colour: Black Leather
MOT Expiry: December 2015
Tax Expiry: Expired
The Porsche 911 Turbo began its development life in 1972 as a need to homologate the car for racing. It would have then been marketed like the 1973 Carrera 2.7RS as a street legal race car. When homologation rules changed during the Turbos development Porsche decided to continue building anyway and place the car as a fully equipped top of the range variant of the 911.
This was not Porsche’s first experimentation with turbochargers, they had started using the technology back in late 50s race cars. It was an Ernst Fuhrman who was in charge of development for the turbo. With the valuable experience and success gained with the turbo charged 917/30 CAN-AM racing car (1580bhp in qualifying trim!!), Ernst Fuhrman set about adapting the technology to the 3.0L flat-six from the Carrera RS3.0, the project internally named the 930. The result was 260bhp from the original 3L turbo engine with a 330bhp 3.3L intercooled version introduced in 1978.
With a significant hike in power over the standard naturally aspirated 911 Carrera the Turbo 911 received revised suspension, larger brakes and a stronger 4 speed gearbox. To aid grip and stability the Turbo featured a ‚whale-tail’ rear spoiler providing more down force and bigger rear wheel arches that were filled with wider wheels and tyres.
The 930 hit the show room in 1975 and production continued to 1989. The car was fast; at the time of its introduction it took the crown of the fastest production car available out of Germany. However with the characteristics of a short wheel base, rear wheel, rear engined car it required driver skill to extract all the performance it was capable of.
Leather sports seats, Electric sunroof, Blaupunkt CD player, Electric windows, Cassette holder, Interior courtesy lights, Clock, Lockable glove compartment, Spare key.
Finished in metallic silver with contrasting black trim, this 930 Turbo certainly looks the part. With its voluptuous flared rear arches and prominent whale tail spoiler, the car has a distinguished presence indeed.
Having spent most of its life in a dry climate, there is absolutely no corrosion to be found; even the usual 911 weak spots such as the ‘kidney bowls’ are structurally sound. We understand the car had a full re-paint quite some years ago, and is now showing its age with some minor imperfections as well as some crazing to the lacquer.
This 930 is equipped with the upgraded sports seats from the factory, featuring a rather nice deep bolster. The seats present remarkably well considering the mileage of the vehicle, with the only noticeable wear being very light abrasion to the driver’s bolster. The black leather extends to the door cards, which are free from any scuffs or scratches.
Furthermore, the shaggy black carpet presents superbly with no signs of discolouration, and the rear seats appear to have never been sat in. The console and instrument cluster are in good order with only slight distortion to the very top of the dashboard worthy of note.
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Lifting the whale tail exposes the immense 3-litre turbocharged power plant. On close inspection all plastics and rubbers appear healthy, with all mechanical components in fine fettle. Upon first ignition, the engine starts with a purposeful roar and idles well up to temperature. The 4-speed manual gearbox feels tight and precise.
Aside from some insignificant flaking to the paint within the engine bay, there is absolutely no corrosion to be seen; the spot welds are all original suggesting the rear end has never been damaged.
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
The deep dish, polished Fuchs alloy wheels finish the Porsche off beautifully. Apart from some insignificant curb marks to the outer rims, the wheels appear bright.
The 16-inch alloys are shod in a matching set of Toyo Proxes tyres, each with ample tread remaining.
First registered on 1st January 1977, this Porsche has covered 126,931 miles to date. Present in the history file is the original document holder along with the Service booklet, Owner’s Manual, and some old photographs of the car.
Along with the current MOT certificate there are several invoices present, detailing extensive work that has been carried out on the Porsche over recent years. This includes six oil services since 2004, the most recent having been done at 125,025 miles.
Furthermore, the car has been fully inspected by 4 Star and the underside is in fine condition with no damage or corrosion. Whilst the car drives well it would benefit from some light recommissioning to get it 100%.