Lot 161

2020   |   Scottsdale 2020

1989 Porsche 930 Cabriolet

SOLD $112,000


$140,000 - $180,000| Without Reserve



Car Highlights

Desirable Final-Production-Year 930 Cabriolet
Highly Collectible, Limited-Production Porsche in Exceptional Condition
Less than 22,000 Miles from New
Only Model Year of the 930 to Receive the G50 Five-Speed Gearbox
Accompanied by Books, Tools, Air Pump, Jack, and Service Records

Technical Specs

3,299 CC Air-Cooled SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch K-Jetronic Fuel Injection
Single KKK Turbocharger
282 BHP at 5,500 RPM
5-Speed G50 Manual Transaxle
4-Wheel Ventilated, Cross-Drilled Disc Brakes
4-Wheel Independent Suspension with Torsion Bars
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Continuously refined over its production life with upgrades that improved performance and driveability, the Porsche 930, by 1989, posted 0–60 mph in 4.9 seconds and reached a top speed of 156 mph. The 1989 model also was the final model year for the 930 and, significantly, the only year in which the G50 five-speed manual transaxle was offered.

Presented here is one of only 439 Turbo Cabriolets imported into the US for 1989. In immaculate condition, this unmodified example registers less than 22,000 miles from new. Resplendent in quintessential Guards Red over Cashmere Beige interior, and accented by a black soft top, top boot, and carpets as well as black-center Fuchs wheels, this impeccably finished 930 stands as the prototypical offering from Porsche at the close of the 1980s. Well equipped from new, this Porsche is fitted with the optional stereo amplifier system, limited-slip differential, and sports steering wheel with raised hub. The engine – an unnumbered case, possibly indicating period replacement under warranty – was the recipient of a major service in 2015 by John Walker’s Workshop in Seattle. The tires were replaced, and a sympathetic cosmetic refurbishment was also performed at this time; the condition should please the most discerning of collectors. Accompanying the 930 are its manuals, tool kit, and air compressor.

Whether enjoyed on a concours lawn or the open road, this dynamic piece of German engineering is sure to provide thrills.