H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 17
Year : 1981
Engine Size : 3300cc
Colour : Baltic Blue
Interior : Black
Chassis No. : WP0ZZZ93ZBS000183
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


Finished in the subtle combination of Baltic Blue bodywork and Black leather interior trim, this left-hand drive 930 Series Turbo initially dwelt in the relatively rust-free state of California, where it is understood to have remained in the same ownership from 1987 until recently imported to the UK. The vendor informs us that the Porsche sustained some mild damage to the bonnet and rear quarter panels during shipping but, as the car was otherwise in such first-class condition, it was decided to invest in a full respray rather than just local repairs.
This work was carried out by Norfolk Premier Coachworks of Norwich who also carried out a degree of re-upholstery. Finally, an engine leak down test was successfully performed and new oil lines installed 'to bring the car up to A1 condition'. The Porsche was MOT'd in September of this year, having travelled zero miles since the previous test - the total mileage now stands at just 42,104. With all the above in mind the vendor has no hesitation in declaring the car's bodywork, paintwork, interior trim, 3.3-litre flat-six engine and four-speed manual gearbox as all being in 'excellent' order. With the values of all generations of 911 continuing to rise, such quality examples are inevitably increasingly keenly sought after.
The 930 was introduced at the 1974 Paris Motorshow and produced from 1975 to 1989, during which time it topped Porsche's model range. It was based around the Carrera 3.0 RS, the engine from which was modified courtesy of turbo technology originally developed for the 917/30 CAN-AM cars. Power output of the 3.3-litre versions was 300bhp - enough to accelerate the car to 60mph in 4.9 seconds and on to 156mph. A 'whale tail' rear spoiler and wider rear wheel/tyre package were fitted to help deliver the power to the road.