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1988 Porsche 911( 930) Turbo Convertible
Lot No.: 346
Registration: E505 YEY
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ93ZJS020100
Engine Number: 67J00320
Number of cylinders: 6
Year of Manufacture: 1988
Estimate (£): 80,000 - 90,000
(+buyer’s premium of 15% including VAT @ 20%)
When introduced in 1974, Porsche's 3.0-litre 930 Turbo was the fastest production car available on its native German market. However, the later 3.3-litre version, such as the Cabriolet on offer here, was considerably quicker again, and capable of sprinting from zero to 60mph in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of c.160mph. The later car also featured much-improved braking. A total of 16,535 3.3-litre Turbos were manufactured, only 918 of which were Cabriolets.
The beautifully presented, right-hand drive, 930 Cabriolet offered here is a genuine UK car and was first registered in early 1988, so is equipped with the more powerful 3.3-litre engine mated to a four-speed manual gearbox.
Finished in sparkling Black with a Black interior and Black carpets, the car appears in very good order throughout. The Fuchs alloys are original and in excellent condition and the soft top was replaced about seven years ago and, as the car has only covered a tiny mileage since then, is in equally good condition. This is a very genuine car from a private collection of Classic Porsches and has been little used over the past 14 years in the hands of its two most recent owners. The registration document shows 7 keepers in total but the car had a couple of cherished numbers in its early life which would explain some of the changes. On paper, the last registered keeper appears to have owned the car since 25/09/2004 but when our vendor purchased it in 2008 to add to his collection he never actually registered it in his name.
Within the file, there is a comprehensive record of this Porsche's service history with the majority of these being carried out by main dealers. The car is MoT'd until 28/11/2017 and the earlier MoTs indicate that the mileage in February 2003 was 39,354 and that between 2008 and now the car has only covered 520 miles.
As well as the Service Book and the old MoTs, the Porsche Leather Document Wallet contains a 911 Turbo Drivers Manual, an Approved Vehicle Manual, a Warranty Manual, various correspondence with the DVLA, and two keys.
These are rare cars and have recently proved to be highly sought after and very desirable, and this superb example would make a great addition to any collection.