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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 2.7RS which was increased to 3.0 Litres and, of course, turbocharged with technology gleaned from Porsche's 917/30 Can-Am programme. 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 and 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 to the intercooler and the fitting of the vastly superior G50 transmission. By 1989, the final year of production, the power had risen to 330bhp and rose again to an impressive 380bhp for the 'Limited Edition' model. This original right-hand drive, 930 Turbo Limited Edition (LE) was sold new on the 1st August 1989 by Rivervale, Berkshire. The factory option sticker under the bonnet shows it was supplied with the following option codes: heated seats (139), locking limited slip diff (220), shorter gear shift lever (243), sunroof (650) and velour carpeting (975). The original service booklet and wallet show 18 stamps from various specialists such as RGL, JAZ and Porsche themselves. There are a large number of bills and receipts in the history folder for various jobs over the years and the mileage of 30,500 miles is corroborated by a number of MoT certificates dating back to 1993.The car looks fabulous in its original colour of Grand Prix White and the paintwork appears to have aged well. The Linen Cream interior is also in beautiful condition, befitting a car that has covered just over 30,000 miles. Supplied with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, the original tyre inflator, a fresh MoT Certificate, and a spare key, we welcome any inspection on this vehicle. A full Porsche West London vehicle health check, carried out in May 2014, can be found in the history file and is available to any prospective purchasers. The 930 Turbo was in production for an incredible 14 years and is the epitome of supercar design. The last 50 Limited Edition vehicles are arguably the most collectable of the 21,589 cars built, as they were only available to the UK market and represent an exclusive and exhilarating ownership proposition.