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1988 Porsche 911 Turbo

Lot No.: 321

Registration: LXI 911
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ93ZKS000116
Engine Number: 67KOO132
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3299cc
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Sold for (£): Unsold

The Porsche 930 Turbo was a genuine 'Supercar' that defined the seventies and eighties. It was one of the fastest production cars available at the time. It was first seen at the 1973 Paris Auto Show and full production commenced two years later. The basic engine underpinnings came from the Carrera 2.7RS which was increased to 3.0Litres and, of course, turbocharged with technology gained from Porsche's 917/30 Can-Am program. The bodywork received special treatment to produce one of the most aggressive looking Porsches ever made with its wide arches and impressive rear whale-tail. The brakes came directly from the Porsche 917 race car. The final evolution of the 930 Turbo saw the engine capacity increased to 3299cc, with improved upgrades on the intercooler and fitment of the G50 transmission. By 1989, the final year of production, the power had risen to 330bhp.

Registered in 1988 this final specification 930 Turbo represents the best of all the derivatives regarding power output, reliability and the G50 5-speed transmission. This C16 (produced for the UK market) was supplied by AFN and came with the following factory options; 40% locking differential, sunroof, sports seats, rear belts and an audio upgrade. It was delivered to the first owner Brian May of Dulwich. To date it has had just six owners, the last since 2005. There is a full history file confirming a continuous maintenance record. It also confirms that the engine and turbo were rebuilt and new clutch fitted at 105,000 miles. It is sold with full MoT.

This iconic Porsche remains one of the most recognised of all 911's with evocative bodywork and performance that became a benchmark. This represents a great investment opportunity and it will always be admired as a true 'supercar'.