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During 1977/1978, the 930 Turbo's 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'. 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 helped reduce a lot of the turbo lag inherent in the earlier version. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on the 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 475lb ft. From 1983, the engine was developed further and whilst the new 930/66 engine offered no more power, there was a significant increase in torque.
The factory Certificate of Authenticity accompanying this 930 Turbo confirms that it is fitted with the 930/66 engine and was produced in late October 1984 (making it 1985 model year). It was finished in Iris Blue Metallic with dark blue leather and optioned from new with a Sport Steering Wheel, Impact-absorbing bumpers, electric Sport Seats and a convex passenger-side door mirror.
Supplied through Rösch Porsche in Nürnberg, the first owner kept this beautiful Iris Blue 930 Turbo for an impressive 16 years. In 2000, the car was bought by Luigi Marchese with about 70,000km and taken with him back to Italy. Unfortunately, it appears Sgr Marchese’s divorce prompted the Porsche’s quick sale and it was acquired by a Herr Brauereiß (music producer and owner of Streetlife Studios), remaining in his collection for the next 10 years. In March and April 2011, the car was comprehensively technically revised at Porsche Klassik in Stuttgart with four separate invoices in the file totalling €16,000.
From Herrn Brauereß, the 911 became the property of businessman and Porsche enthusiast Andreas Steinmetzer, who treated the car to a complete cosmetic refresh in late 2011 at Porsche Kempten and the detailed account totalling €8,400 is in the file. The mileage at this point (27/12/2011) is shown as 77,800km and the Turbo, complete with its shiny new coat of paint was registered with the Porsche Classic Card program.
The Turbo joined a foremost European collection in 2013 until being purchased by our vendor and has just been fully refreshed (30th June 2020), with a full 12,000-mile service at Paragon Porsche which included renewing the spark plugs, brake fluid and checking tappets. The Turbo was also fully rebuilt and updated, a second rear fog lamp added and the car was freshly MOT'd.