1987 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3-Litre

Lot Number: 718

1987 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3-Litre

Outstanding condition, fabulously rare, original Lagoon Green Metallic paintwork, and 22-year long-term ownership with full history, this 930 ticks all the boxes.

There is a Sale Room Notice on this lot, please read this before placing a bid

  • Sold for: £104,625

LIVE AUCTION: This lot was auctioned on Saturday 26th August, 2023 at 11.00am BST at The Wing, Silverstone Circuit, NN12 8TN

  • Body Colour

    BODY COLOUR
    Lagoon Green

  • Drive

    DRIVE
    RHD

  • Registration Number

    REG NUMBER
    D331 VAM

  • Odometer Reading

    ODOMETER READING
    83420 Miles

SALE ROOM NOTICE

Please note the car needs its recently installed fuel pressure regulator adjusting and will be sorted post-sale by Parr Porsche, the installers of the new system.

SUMMARY

Outstanding condition, fabulously rare, original Lagoon Green Metallic paintwork, and 22-year long-term ownership with full history, this 930 ticks all the boxes.

DESCRIPTION

Much of the Porsche 911's development can be traced back to its racing program at the factory. The catalyst for the creation of the legendary 911 Turbo, known as Project 930, came from the Group 4 Homologation regulations of that era which required the production of 400 road cars, inspiring the birth of the iconic 911 Turbo.

Starting its production run in 1975 and lasting until 1989, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger with the 3-litre Carrera RSR engine used in road trim. This powerful combination delivered an impressive 260bhp, allowing the Turbo to reach a top speed of 155mph. In 1978, the engine was enlarged to 3.3-litres, and an intercooler was added, resulting in a power increase to 300bhp and a top speed exceeding 160mph. It already held the title of the fastest accelerating road car of its time, and the enhancements made it even more formidable.

But speed wasn't the only aspect of the Turbo that left enthusiasts in awe; it was also remarkably versatile. Despite having only four speeds in the gearbox, the Turbo could achieve 100mph from a standstill in just 14 seconds. Its distinctive flared wheel arches and tea tray rear spoiler had been seen on the Carrera model before, whilst the interior set new standards for luxury in a 911, leather upholstery, air conditioning, and electric windows making it the best-equipped version yet.

Offered here is a right-hand drive, UK-supplied by Cooper Exeter in Devon, C16, 3.3-litre, 4-speed manual gearbox example that's finished in the rare colour of Lagoon Green Metallic (L35Y) with a black leather interior. Lagoon Green under most lights looks more blue than green, think of it as a very light metallic turquoise. It was available on the 911 Carrera but not the Turbo. At the time of purchase, back in 2001, our vendor noted that this was the only 930 Turbo registered in the UK in this colour and that's believed to still be the case.

Purchased with 72,000 miles on the odometer, and now showing just 83,420 miles, the car was bought on recognition of the quality of its condition. It's been the pride and joy of its long-term custodian of 22-years and is in simply wonderful condition with a full service history documented in a large lever-arch folder, including a Certificate of Authenticity from Porsche GB in 2015. It has recently been serviced by Parr, including a glowing report in January 2023. There is a huge amount of detail in the history file dating back to its original purchase order, which makes for exceptionally pleasant and reassuring reading.

Offered directly from our enthusiast vendor following his long-term ownership, he now feels it is time to move the car on to its next custodian. Having covered just 11,500 miles since 2001, this 930 has been undeniably looked after, and represents a wonderful opportunity to own a highly useable example of one of these iconic German coupés in one of the best colour combinations we’ve ever seen on a 930 Turbo. With the market for these cars continuing to gain strength, we are delighted to offer this classic supercar that could well prove to be a rather shrewd purchase.

SPECIFICATION

Lot Number
718
Make
PORSCHE
Model
930 TURBO 3.3-LITRE
Registration Number
D331 VAM
MOT Expiry
29/09/2023
Chassis Number
WP0ZZZ93ZHS000268
Engine Number
67H00288
Transmission
Manual
Body Colour
Lagoon Green

CONSIGNOR

Consignor

For further information regarding this lot please contact Harry.

CONTACT

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