Car magazine wrote, “In 1986, Judas Priest released Turbo, a heavy metal album inspired by the Porsche of the same name. Guitarists Glenn Tipton and KK Downing had each bought a 930 Turbo LE after visiting the Zuffenhausen factory, and the record – including songs such as Turbo Lover and Reckless – was tailor-made for adrenalised drives in a hot-headed 911.”
They went on “The air-cooled six churns into life with an industrial hum. The boost gauge, located front-and-centre inside the rev-counter, lies dormant – but not for long. As soon as the road opens, I go for it. There’s lag, plenty of it, but beyond 3,500rpm the hounds are unleashed. An invisible hand shoves me between the shoulders, the engine note becoming a guttural howl as it romps to the 6,700rpm redline. This is old-school turbo boost: raw, uncouth and addictive. It’s less frisky than a narrow-bodied 911 of the same era, perhaps, but still alive with abundant feedback. Turn in with your fingertips, keep the throttle rock-steady, then feel the rear squat as you accelerate away. Ultimately, the Turbo doesn’t have the dynamic acuity of an RS, or the simple purity of a Carrera. It’s something else again: a larger-than-life super-GT equally at home on the Autobahn as the B1024. And it’s still the coolest looking 911 ever made.”
Supplied by AFN Porsche, London SW3, September 1989, this two-owner car has been kept and stored meticulously, with an impressive history file to match. With a recent major service, re-commission, and new N-rated tyre set, it is now all set for its new owner to recreate the analogue turbocharged thrills of 1980’s Porsche driving.
Available to view at our London showrooms
PORSCHE 911 (930) 3.3 TURBO LE, 1989
GRAND PRIX WHITE WITH DARK BLUE LEATHER INTERIOR
1 OF 50 CARS PRODUCED
SPECIFICATION INCLUDES: 330 BHP SPORT EQUIPMENT ENGINE, G50 5-SPEED GEARBOX LIMITED SLIP DIFFERENTIAL, LEATHER HEATED SPORTS SEATS WITH ELECTRIC ADJUSTMENT, REAR WHEEL AIR INTAKES, SILL EXTENSIONS, EXCLUSIVE FRONT SPOILER, CLIMATE CONTROL, ELECTRIC SUNROOF, COLOURED CRESTED WHEEL CENTRES, 3-SPOKE SPORTS STEERING WHEEL WITH GOLD CREST, GOLD CRESTED GEAR KNOB, SHORT SHIFT, LEATHER HANDBRAKE GAITER, COMMEMORATIVE PLAQUE, FOUR-PIPE EXHAUST, CARPET MATS. ALPINE CD, CHANGER UNIT AND BATTERY CUT OFF SWITCH ALSO FITTED.