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During 1977/78, Porsche increased the capacity of their 930 Turbo 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'. By cooling the pressurised air charge, power was increased from 260bhp to 300bhp, bringing the 0-60 mph time down to 5.0 seconds, and the larger engine also helped reduce the turbo-lag inherent in the earlier version. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on their 917 race-car but was able to keep the original strengthened gearbox, which had the benefit of freeing up space inside the casing for larger and stronger gear clusters, with an impressive torque capacity of 475lbs ft.
This 930 Turbo is a 'C16', UK-supplied, right-hand drive, classically finished in Guards Red with black leather and is showing 51,480 miles. Options when new include Sport seats with electric height adjustment, sunroof and rear belts. In more recent times, this Turbo has enjoyed a mechanical overhaul following 15 years of dry storage. Classic Car Workshop carried out the refresh and there is an invoice in the history file detailing the work, which includes new tyres, reconditioned turbo and cylinder heads.
Accompanied by its original book pack, service book with numerous invoices and guided very sensibly considering the mileage and condition, this sparkling 930 Turbo is ready to return to the road and do what 300bhp Porsche Turbos do best!
You can now book a one-to-one appointment (up to one hour) to view this lot at our central location of Stoneleigh Park (CV8 2LG) Monday to Friday, between Thursday 29th October – 12th November. Please contact Harry on 01926691141/ email@example.com to secure your appointment or to discuss the car in more detail. The health & safety of both our customers and team remain the utmost priority, we are therefore operating to strict COVID-19 guidelines and full instructions for arrival and inspection protocols will be given when making your appointment.