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1982

Porsche 911 Turbo

$530,000

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    When it comes to automotive icons, few cars command as much reverence and admiration as the original Porsche 911 Turbo, internally codenamed 930. Introduced in the mid-1970s, this high-performance sports car revolutionised the concept of turbocharging and set a new standard for speed, style, and engineering prowess.

    The 930 Turbo was a visual spectacle, with its wide rear arches, distinctive whale tail spoiler, and sleek silhouette. These design elements contributed to its striking appearance and served functional purposes, enhancing aerodynamics and stability at high speeds.

    Underneath its sculpted body, the original 930 Turbo housed an air-cooled, turbocharged 3.0-litre flat-six engine that initially produced 260 horsepower. Subsequent iterations saw power figures climb, culminating in the 330 horsepower output of the final 3.3-litre models. With rear-wheel drive and a manual gearbox, this robust engine delivered blistering acceleration and a top speed that left enthusiasts in awe.

    What truly set the 930 Turbo apart was its exhilarating driving experience. With its rear-engine layout and turbocharged power delivery, it demanded respect and skill from the driver. The turbo lag characteristic of early turbocharged engines added a thrilling element, requiring precise throttle control to harness the full potential of the car. This challenge was one that only the most daring drivers could master, earning it the infamous nickname: The Widowmaker.

    Today, the Porsche 930 Turbo is not just a classic; it’s a rare gem, a coveted collector’s item. Its limited production numbers, coupled with its status as the first mass-produced turbocharged sports car, have cemented its place in automotive history. Pristine examples, a testament to its exclusivity, fetch significant prices at auctions, attracting enthusiasts who seek a piece of Porsche’s legendary heritage.

    This striking example, finished in classic Grand Prix White, has been fully restored and features several updates to improve performance and reliability.

    Registration date: 12 May 1982

    COE expiration date: 30 Sep 2031

    Mileage: 28,800km

    Number of Ownership: 12

    3,299c, turbocharged, air-cooled flat-6

    >296hp @ 5,500rpm

    >412Nm @ 4,000rpm

    5-Speed G50 manual transmission

    0-100 km/h: <5.2s 

    Top Speed: >260km/h

    Engine rebuilt

    G50 transmission

    K27 turbo

    Uprated intercooler

    Uprated oil cooler

    Turbo SE side skirts (original Porsche part)

    Turbo SE side scoops (original Porsche part)

    RUF rims

    Larger air conditioning vents

    New paint

    Reupholstered interior