An original UK-market 930 Turbo, this car left the factory finished in Petrol Blue metallic – as denoted by the tag still present in the door shut – and has just four previous registered keepers on the V5C. It is understood that the first owner commissioned its transformation at Rinspeed in Switzerland in 1983. The car joined The Brunt Collection in July 2018.
Officially titled as the ‘Rinspeed Porsche R69 Turbo’, this custom conversion of the iconic 1980s turbocharged 911 had completely redesigned bodywork; with a slanted nose, the pop-up headlights and tail lights from the Porsche 944, straked flanks, and an extended rear section over the engine. This particular car was repainted from its original blue to Rinspeed’s familiar hue of Pearl White. The precise number is not known, but it is thought that only 12 examples of the R69 were built.
Today, the car presents in excellent order, having recently been resprayed in its Rinspeed colour of Pearl White. There are no noted blemishes in the finish, which is clearly in great shape, as can be appreciated in the detailed photo set below. A discreet roof spoiler is in place on the roof, and both the pop-up headlights and the sunroof work as they should. The car rides on 15-inch Gotti split-rim alloys, which are in generally good order, but have some lacquer damage around the rims.
Inside, this 930 Turbo remains highly original, finished in brown leather with tartan centre cloth panels. All of the upholstery is in superb condition for its age, with just some very minor wear to the driver’s seat outer bolster, and small marks and patina around the rest of the interior trim as you would expect. An invoice from Porsche Centre Leeds dated 2014 shows a small repair was made to the driver’s seat base. Ahead of the driver is the correct type steering wheel, while the Panasonic radio cassette head unit in the dashboard also appears to be period-correct.
During its time in The Brunt Collection, this car has received annual oil change services in-house. Just before its acquisition, it is understood that the timing chain tensioners were all replaced in 2018. An invoice in the file from November 2014 details significant mechanical recommissioning at Porsche Centre Leeds at 67,334 miles. This comprised a rebuild of the flat-six engine with new studs, O-rings, sealing rings, and gaskets, as well as vapour blasting of components. The turbocharger was reconditioned, the fuel tank was replaced, and two new fuel pumps and fuel filters were also fitted. It was then given an engine oil and filter service. The car is also believed to have been fitted with a sports exhaust system around the same time.
It was put through an MOT test on 24 March 2021 at 69,505 miles, which was a first-time pass with advisories for wear to the front anti-roll bar bushes. The front wheels are fitted with Nankang Toursport tyres, date-coded to 2015, while at the rear there are Pirelli P Zero tyres dated to 2002.
Accompanying the car is a good history file, detailing a range of servicing, maintenance, and prior MOT certificates. A tool roll is also present, as well as a space-saver spare wheel.
This Porsche 930 Turbo ‘Rinspeed R69’ is an eye-catching 1980s supercar, boasting an exceptionally rare custom conversion by one of the world’s most extravagant tuners. Benefiting from notable recent mechanical work and an engine rebuild at Porsche Centre Leeds, plus a professional respray of its Pearl White coachwork, this would be a fun addition to any collection, and is guaranteed to turn heads and drop jaws when being enjoyed on the open road.
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