RARE FACTORY TURBO LOOK
Referred to by its option code of M491, this package included steel Turbo fender flares (front and rear), Turbo spoilers (front and rear), 917-inspired Turbo 4-piston brakes, wider Fuchs wheels (7×16 and 9×16), Turbo front suspension tie-rods, and Bilstein Turbo shocks/struts. For the last year of production of the impact bumper 911, only 249 Turbo-Look cabriolets were built for the world. Of those, 65 came to the U.S. and 43 were specifically built for the California market.
This Porsche was built in August of 1988 and sold new on November 23rd, 1988 by Circle Porsche + Audi of Long Beach, California.
FACTORY OPTIONS INCLUDE
Full leather seats
Cassette-radio Blaupunkt Reno SQR 46Sound system with amplifier
Full power seats (left and right)
Turbo Look package
Luggage compartment black velour carpet
Deletion of power convertible top
The MSRP back in 1989 was $74,383. This is the equivalent of $175k in today’s dollars.
A California car most of its life and first owned by a Lady from 1989 to 1996. Second owner a Porsche Enthusiast owned and cared for the car from 1996 to 2011 and whom sold it to the 3rd owner who moved to Memphis TN and back to Orange County, CA before selling to last owner and whom did lost of service and maintenance as listed below.
Recent Major service includes
Valve cover gaskets
Distributor cap and rotor
Check/adjust fuel mixture
Check charging/electrical system
Check/inspect clutch and adjust
Brake fluid flush
Replace oil lines at tank
New cabriolet soft top, rear plastic window, and headliner
Fan and A/C belts
Repair and install new driver door stay
Repaint hood due to dents and chips
Paint correction and ceramic coating
Removed and cleaned the entire fresh air duct system
The total for this recent bill was $11,546.
New Maxilite 16×7 and 16×9 reproduction wheels
New factory Porsche center caps
New Yokohama tires
Recharge A/C system
Perform compression test:
Cyl 1: 175
Cyl 2: 175
Cyl 3: 180
Cyl 4: 180
Cyl 5: 180
Cyl 6: 180
This 911 looks extremely nice considering age and miles. The paint has a nice shine to it and the majority is still original. The left front fender has had some paint work from many years ago. It appears to be superficial with no signs of damage. There very few chips on the car or any other significant blemishes. The Maxilite reproduction Fuchs in the correct factory size with original factory center caps have recently been installed. Brand new Yokohama tires in the correct factory sizes. The glass is all original, including the windshield which has some heavy pitting with a few minor cracks that have been professionally filled in the past. The glass is wearing the proper factory stamps. Brand new convertible top is in excellent condition with hardly any signs of use. The fog lights and headlights have protective plastic installed. The convertible top is manual (NON-ELECTRIC from factory)
The interior is even nicer and is more in line with a 50k mile example. The leather seats have no excessive wear on the exit bolster and naturally, the rear seats look near new. The headliner on the soft top is also new. The door panels are in excellent condition and have no major warping of the door pockets that’s so common with this era/miles 911. The dash is in good shape with a few very slight hairline cracks on top of the gauge cluster. The steering wheel has been upgraded to a factory 930S leather wrapped one in excellent condition. All the gauges work properly. The soft top is a factory ordered manual one, which is extremely rare and much easier to easy to use. The power windows and mirrors both work great. The period-correct Alpine tape deck does work. The A/C blows reasonably cold.
This Turbo-Look cab drives tight. There are no excessive rattles or squeaks. The motor fires up on the first try and holds an even idle. The throttle response is excellent. The G50 transmission shifts easily with no grinding or slipping. The brakes have a good initial bite with no fading. The handling is crisp with excellent turn in as well as it tracks straight.
It comes with 1 set of keys, 3 wheel locks with key, recent service history as well as some receipts from the past, original window sticker, owner’s manuals, maintenance book with cover, tool kit, jack, air compressor, and space saver spare.