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Lot 231: Porsche 911 Turbo

Techno Classica, Coys (2 April 2011)

In 1974 Porsche introduced the first production turbocharged 911. Called simply Porsche 911 Turbo in Europe, it was marketed as the Porsche 930 (930 being its internal type number) in North America. The body shape was distinctive thanks to extended wheel-arches to accommodate the wide tyres, and a large rear spoiler often known as a "whale tail" on the early cars, and "tea-tray" on the later ones. Starting out with a 3.0 engine (260bhp), these early cars are known and respected for their exhilarating acceleration coupled with challenging handling characteristics and equally striking turbo lag. For 1978, capacity rose to 3.3 (300bhp), and an intercooler was added which was placed under the rear spoiler. Production figures of the basic 930 soon qualified it for FIA Group 4 competition, with the racing version called the Porsche 934 of 1976. Many participated at Le Mans and other races including some epic battles with the BMW 3.0 CSL "Batmobile". The wilder FIA Group 5 version called the Porsche 935 evolved from the RSR Turbo of 1974. Fitted with a slope nose, the 500+ bhp car was campaigned in 1976 by the factory, winning the world championship title. Private teams went on to win many races such as Le Mans in 1979, and continued to compete successfully with the car well into the 1980s until the FIA and IMSA rules were changed. A wolf in a sheep's clothing well describes these early cars. One of the first 643 early series cars, this matching numbers example is in superb and expertly modified condition. Modifications include a racing gearbox, B+B racing exhaust, Eichmann racing running gear, Bilstein shocks, 993 twin turbo brakes, high torque starter motor, and Recaro seats. The engine was completely rebuilt only 12,000kms ago to full racing spec. at a cost of ¬40,000, and is said now to boast 380bhp. The car is also fitted with electric windows and sunroof, 3-piece Fuchs wheels, also tinted windows. New TÜV and German registration documents are supplied to this vehicle which is described as being in excellent overall condition. Finished in Porsche metallic silver (Z2Z2) and black interior, this is a car not for the faint hearted. A comprehensive file with pictures and invoices is also available. This is both a superb Porsche 911 Turbo and a Ferrari eater.

Lot Details
Auction Techno Classica
Coys, Essen, Germany
Lot Number231
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
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Chassis number930 6700 581 
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Number of doors2