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1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo G50

Lot No.: TBA

Registration: F291 PPG
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ93ZKS000330
Engine Number: 67K00399
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3299
Year of Manufacture: 1989
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Estimate (£): 110,000 - 120,000
(+buyer's premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)

 

  • 1 of only 130 UK Turbo coupés for 1989 model year
  • Superior G50 5-speed gearbox (1989 model year only)
  • Fully verifiable 44,000 miles with an impressive history file 
  • The ultimate 911 Turbo incarnation  

 

Having accrued a wealth of experience of turbocharging air-cooled engines from their racing program, it seemed to make perfect sense for Porsche to utilise that knowledge by applying it to their famous rear-engined sports car, and consequently, at the 1973 Paris motor show, they unveiled a prototype turbocharged 911, the ‘Type 930’.  Porsche engineers tested both the 2.7 and 3.0-litre engines, with the 3.0 air-cooled flat-six (that could trace its origins back to the 911 RSR) being chosen as it produced more torque low down.  By attaching a Kühnle, Kopp and Kausch (KKK) turbocharger, the 930 was the most powerful production Porsche thus far and, suddenly, the 911 was a supercar.

The production-ready 911 Turbo was shown at the Paris show in autumn 1974, and not surprisingly in an era when turbocharging was seen as rather exotic, captivated the world's motoring press.  Rightly, it was billed as a supremely fast and luxurious flagship model, combining ballistic performance and head-turning looks with air conditioning, electric windows and other creature comforts.  In 1977/78, capacity went up from 3.0 to 3.3 litres and an air-to-air intercooler was positioned under the rear spoiler. The spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler assembly, and this meant saying goodbye to the ‘whale-tail' and welcoming the equally distinctive ‘tea-tray'.

 Porsche enthusiasts often consider the 911 (930) of 1989 to be the ultimate incarnation, as it was the only year that this model was fitted with Porsche G50 5-speed gearbox, offering more flexibility and better acceleration.  1989 was also the last year of production of the iconic 930, still considered to be the finest generation of the 911 Turbo.  

The car presented here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied (C16) 1989 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo coupé, and is just 1 of only 130 such examples (for the 1989 model-year).  This striking car is finished in Baltic Blue Metallic paintwork with Linen Leather Sport seats and Marine Blue leather dashboard; it was supplied by AFN (Porsche) in Guilford prior to being registered on the 7th March 1989 and delivered four days later.  It has accrued just over 44,000 genuine and verifiable miles, with a fully traceable ownership history.  This mileage is supported by an original fully stamped-up service book and a wealth of invoices and the car is, of course. fully 'matching-numbers'.  The history file also includes an old Auto-Trader advert for the car from 2002, indicating it then had 35,000 miles, plus Concours ‘potential’.  This came to be, as its enviable condition resulted in it winning a Porsche Club GB Concours event (for Region 18) in June 2018.  

This Turbo has obviously been well-maintained and presents, both mechanically and cosmetically, in excellent condition.  It has never required any major mechanical work, presumably due to its regular servicing, low mileage and garage storage.  Far from being ‘laid-up’ for any significant period of time, this car’s history shows small but regular usage, which is of course far better for its overall condition and mechanical health.  It has always been serviced by reputable garages, including Tech 9, JZM, Porsche Centre Bournemouth, Camtune, Riverdale Porsche, Porsche Centre Chester, AFN Porsche Guilford and Porsche Specialists PBM.  In 2016 the car benefited from a new exhaust system (with a ceramic coating on the silencer and manifold) and a new turbo, whilst the external wastegate was rebuilt also.  Its latest service was carried out by Porsche Specialist Tom Ferguson on the 4th May 2018.

Very few 1980's 911s - let alone the rare and more expensive 930s - have lived such a pampered life, and the benefits are clear to see with this particular car.  Small details like a complete book-pack, a full set of keys, a Porsche tool-roll, compressor kit and factory stickers still in situ help support this dutiful ownership.  This is a lovely genuine example of the iconic 930 Turbo.