• Extremely rare and unique special-order example
• Numbers matching engine and Paint-to-Sample livery
• Special-order deviated color 959-type Sports Seats
• Owner’s manual, service booklet, toolkit, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity
• Copy of original MSO and clean Carfax; recently serviced and detailed
M93/68 air-cooled, 3,299 cc turbocharged and intercooled SOHC flat-6 engine, Bosch Motronic engine management and LE-Jetronic fuel injection, 282 HP (SAE Net rating), G930/36 four-speed manual gearbox in rear transaxle, four-wheel independent suspension, hydraulic ventilated and cross-drilled four-wheel disc brakes; wheelbase: 89.4"
Designed to homologate the Group 4 934 for FIA competition and benefiting from technologies developed for the mighty 917/30, Porsche’s turbocharged 930 debuted at the October 1974 Paris Auto Show. A large-capacity Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch turbocharger was mated to the 930 Turbo’s 3.0-litre flat-six engine and suspension tweaks, larger brakes, and a strengthened four-speed gearbox rounded out the mechanicals. The turbocharger’s wastegate was a world production-car first. Other Turbo upgrades included widened wheel arches, rear wheels and tires, and a functional "whale-tail" spoiler to drastically reduce rear-end lift at speed. Best known simply as the "Turbo,” the car was internally designated Type 930 and garnered rave reviews from magazine testers and hard-core driving enthusiasts. Today, it stands as one of the most uncompromising, yet successful, high-performance cars for the road and track ever produced. Fast but demanding, the Turbo routinely challenged highly skilled drivers and made those brave enough to master it even better.
Comprehensive improvements from 1978 made this already potent performer even more formidable with the addition of an intercooler allowing higher compression, an engine-displacement increase to 3.3 litres, and a host of important detail refinements. However, Porsche struggled to maintain the Turbo’s availability in the United States, where stiff emissions mandates proved onerous, making 1979 the last model year for the 930 there until 1986; however, production continued for Porsche’s other markets. Eventually, Porsche sent the car – now re-designated ‘911 Turbo’ – back to America for 1986 and its triumphant return was the subject of countless articles and road tests. A catalytic converter with an oxygen sensor helped it meet emissions standards and US-spec power output rose to 282 horsepower. New 16X8 and 16X9 wheels and VR-rated tires harnessed the Turbo’s power and tamed its handling somewhat. Changes for 1987 were limited to the addition of Targa and Cabriolet bodies to the Turbo range and 1988 cars were essentially unchanged.
Accompanied by its corresponding Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche, this exceptionally rare 1987 Porsche 911/930 Turbo Coupe is a specially-ordered, Paint-to-Sample vehicle in Pearl Metallic with a special-order interior in black partial leather with sport seats with electric height adjustment (left/right) in deviated colors common with the seats used for the Porsche 959. The Production Completion Date was March 04, 1987 and its other factory options included U.S. Standard Emissions, a Blaupunkt ‘Reno’ radio, limited-slip differential, alarm system, electric sliding sunroof, and Dunlop tires. The car has also received rear fender-mounted air inlet ducts and boxed rocker panels, quite likely added after delivery. This unique Porsche was prepared for one Francis V. Tursi, as engraved on a metal plate mounted on the Turbo’s glovebox door. Interestingly, the original warranty booklet reveals the car was picked up by Richard Miller of Sainsbury, Connecticut on April 27, 1987 from Porsche AG and it also includes an entry for the replacement of the speedometer on that day.
The turbocharger and wastegate were upgraded at some point in the vehicle’s life, and the air compressor was removed. Following a recent service, the 930 is a strong performer, with nearly 340 dynamometer-proven horsepower, far in excess of the factory rating. Importantly and in confirmation of the great originality of this very special example, the factory-applied VIN stickers all remain in place, being properly affixed to the Porsche’s rear decklid, front bonnet, and both doors. Accompanying items include the owner’s manual, service booklet, toolkit, a clean Carfax vehicle-history report, and a copy of the original Manufacturer’s Statement of Origin (MSO). Correspondence on file from Porsche AG confirms the vehicle’s rare optional seats and further affirms the special-order colors. A major service was professionally completed during early 2017 including a full tune-up and replacement of all fluids, filters, a brake service including pads and discs, installation of new tires, plus a new alternator, spark plugs, and hood struts, resulting in a strong and great-performing 930 Turbo.
1987 Porsche 930 Turbo