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*Please note this title for this car contains a typographical error. The ninth character of the VIN is listed on the title as a “2”, but is in fact a Z.
Launched at Paris in 1974, the Porsche 930 was developed to homologate the 911 for motorsports domination. Ernst Fuhrmann led 930 development, adapting the technology developed for the 917/30 Can-Am car to the 3.0-liter flat-six of the Carrera RS 3.0. Suspension refinements, larger brakes, and a strengthened four-speed manual gearbox rounded out the mechanical package. A functional whale-tail rear spoiler increased cooling airflow and provided rear downforce. Wider rear wheels with upgraded tires resided within flared wheel wells, considerably increasing grip and stability at speed.
Simply known as the “Turbo,” the new vehicle was released for sale in the spring of 1975 with export to the US commencing in 1976. In 1978, power output reached 300 hp, with a displacement increase to 3.3 liters and the addition of an air-to-air intercooler. Porsche’s continuous development included slight revisions to the rear spoiler to accommodate the intercooler. Braking was significantly upgraded with units similar in basic design to those of the mighty 917. Porsche’s careful development also ensured that the 930 was a sound basis for its racing vehicles, and led to the highly successful 934 and 935 racing cars, which dominated the world’s most prestigious endurance races from the mid-1970s through the mid-1980s.
The 930 proved fast but demanding; however, skilled drivers quickly learned how to drive it properly, and to drive the car well beyond the limits of most other competing sports cars. Performance was – and remains – sensational by any standard.
Spectacular in black over black livery, this exceptional 1989 Porsche 930 is an original German-delivery example and rare as one of only 857 Rest of World cars produced for the last model year of the original 930 generation. Only an approximate 34,800 km (21,625 miles) are shown from new. Highly desirable on so many levels, this 930 also features the G50 five-speed gearbox, the first five-speed unit available with the 930. Features and options include air-conditioning and genuine leather upholstery, while factory accessories include a tire inflator and tool roll. Both the engine and luggage compartments are impressive in presentation, in keeping with the rest of the vehicle, commensurate with proper care and storage. Documentation includes a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and a printout of the Porsche factory build sheet details.
Believed to retain the vast majority of its original paint finish, this outstanding, final-year example of the fabled 930 benefits from exceptional care and maintenance, and its history includes the recent ownership of a discerning Porsche collector in Southern California. A legendary performer, this Porsche 930 Turbo will certainly remain a significant automobile.