The first entry of the Carfax vehicle history report on file places the Turbo in Massachusetts, where it was registered to its first owner in February 1988 showing 75 miles. Subsequent entries indicate the Turbo found its way to Pennsylvania prior to long-term ownership in Michigan (2000-2010) and Missouri (2011-2018), and North Carolina (2018-present).
Infamously known by enthusiasts as the “Widowmaker,” the 930 Turbo was Porsche’s first out-and-out supercar which was as fast as it was demanding to drive. This example with its matching numbers engine and transmission is both attractively liveried and well-optioned, making it a worthwhile addition to any collection and deserving of the model’s legendary supercar status.
Porsche’s iconic 911 Turbo model is perhaps the most recognizable of the marque, first introduced in 1974 as a road-going homologation version of the Porsche 934 race car. As such, it made use of the factory racing program’s turbocharging innovations, initially powered by an aluminum-cased 3.0-liter engine delivering 234-horsepower. The potent package represented Zuffenhausen’s first supercar with performance to rival the Italian challengers of the day including the Lamborghini Countach and Ferrari 512 BB, all while offering greater reliability and practicality expected from Germany. The Turbo gained a substantial displacement increase for 1978 to 3.3 liters, along with a “tea tray” rear spoiler to accommodate the new air-to-air intercooler. Output now stood at an impressive 282-horsepower and remained the same until production ceased in 1989.