The Salon Privé Sale 2017

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1988 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Targa

Lot No.: 268

Registration: F162 JKH
Chassis Number: WP0ZZZ93ZJS010128
Engine Number: 67J00864
Number of cylinders: 6
CC: 3300
Year of Manufacture: 1988
RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Sold for (£): 93,375

The Porsche 930 Turbo was a genuine 'Supercar' that defined the seventies and eighties and 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 2.7 RS which was increased to 3.0 litres and, of course, turbocharged with technology gained from Porsche's 917/30 Can-Am program and the brakes came directly from the Porsche 917 race car. The bodywork received special treatment resulting in one of the most aggressive looking Porsches ever made with its wide arches and impressive rear whale-tail.  The final evolution of the 930 Turbo saw the engine capacity increased to 3299cc, with improved upgrades on the intercooler and, for some, the fitment of the G50 transmission.

This particular Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Targa was supplied new to its first owner through AFN Porsche on 1st August 1988. Finished in the much-loved colour combination of Guards Red with a black leather interior, this right-hand drive ‘C16' car has the 4-speed gearbox. Well maintained throughout its life, there are 31 stamps in the two service books that accompany the car, recording services at AFN, Porsche Strasse, Specialist Cars of Malton and SCS Porsche in Devon.

Purchased by our vendor in 2011, at which point the car had covered 81,721 miles, a new turbo was fitted in 2012 by AET Turbos at a cost of £910. Later that year the car was taken to SCS Porsche, where it was treated to a top end engine rebuild. The valves were removed from the cylinder heads and worn inlet and exhaust valve guides were replaced, valve seats and faces were refaced, spring heights adjusted and the engine rebuilt with new gaskets and seals. A new clutch was also fitted at this time generating a total bill of £4,266. In 2015, the car received further treatment at the hands of SCS Porsche, this time by way of a full gearbox rebuild triggering an invoice of £3,430. Most recently, the front bumper has been painted to eliminate any stone chips helping the car win its class at the Porsche Devon Concours d'Elegance.

Supplied with a UK V5c, its original book pack, a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a toolkit, this rare, UK-supplied 930 Turbo Targa, one of only 58 produced is ready to be enjoyed by it next owner, as it has been in the hands of our vendor.