H&H Classics | 12-Oct-2016 | Imperial War Museum Duxford | Venue : Duxford Cambridgeshire CB22 4QR
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 101
Year : 1988
Engine Size : 3299cc
Colour : White
Interior : Black
Registration No. : E481MDX
Chassis No. : WP0ZZZ93ZJS020143
Engine No. : 67J00562
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale


- Supplied new by Lancaster Porsche in Colchester, Essex, in April 1988
- Presented with its original service book and a good quantity of maintenance invoices and 18 previous MOT certificates
- Approximately 101,000 miles recorded and entered by its current local lady owner
The resplendent White bodywork and White-centred Fuchs alloy wheels of 'E481 MDX' contrast most effectively with its White-piped Black leather interior trim and Black hood. It was supplied new by Lancaster Porsche of Colchester, Essex in April 1988 to a J. Knight of Southminster in the same county. The accompanying history file contains the original service book which, together with a forest of related invoices, confirms a high degree of maintenance over the years. Recent attention includes a gearbox renovation in February 2007, the replacement of the clutch in 2013 and the fitment of new tyres all round within the last 1,000 miles. The records also confirm a speedometer change by Chapelgate Porsche (an authorised Porsche dealership) in March 1997, when the mileage stood at 57,674 - it currently totals c.101,000 from new.
This tidy and apparently very original example of a much admired breed is now being offered by a local lady owner, who currently classes the bodywork, paintwork and turbocharged flat-six engine as 'very good' and the four-speed manual transmission and interior trim as 'good'. She is selling the car complete with the aforementioned comprehensive history file, that includes the original owners' wallet and manuals, no less than 18 old MOT certificates, plus one valid to April 12 next year. A rapidly appreciating asset capable of offering years of fast wind-in-the hair motoring.
When introduced in 1974 Porsche's 3.0-litre 930 Turbo was the fastest production car available on its native German market. However, the later 3.3-litre version, such as the Cabriolet on offer, was considerably quicker again, and capable of sprinting from zero to 60mph in 4.9 seconds and on to a top speed of c.160mph. The later car also featured much improved braking. A total of 16,535 3.3-litre turbos were manufactured, only 918 of which were Cabriolets.