Porsche 911 (930) Turbo 3.3 for sale at Sports Purpose!
This Porsche 911 Turbo was supplied in January 1980 through Porsche Germany. It is in German market specification without the sunroof and air-conditioning that were standard in most other markets. The car’s exterior was originally Copper Brown Metallic however it was repainted early in its life in Continental Orange (a standard Porsche colour in the late 1970s). The interior is upholstered in its original dark brown leather and still retains its factory carpeting and headlining. The engine and gearbox are numbers matching. Although externally repainted the car has not been apart and retains much originality.
The car has spent almost all of its life in Germany. The current owner bought the car in 2012 while working in Germany and imported it to the UK on his return in 2016. We believe the car has had no more than four owners from new.
The car has covered a total of 124,000 kms (77,000 miles) and is in exceptional mechanical condition having been regularly maintained by well-known specialists in Germany and the UK. The engine (including the turbocharger) was fully rebuilt as a precautionary measure in late 2018. The clutch, heat exchangers, front brake discs, brake pads and tyres were also renewed at the same time.
It is easy to forget quite how radical Porsche’s 911 Turbo was when it was first produced. A direct product of the experimentation going on in Porsche’s racing programme, it was one of the very first applications of turbocharging in a road car. Faster accelerating than anything Ferrari or Lamborghini could produce at the time, it remained completely usable as an everyday car.
Forty years on, advances in electronics mean that most drivers would be hard pressed to tell whether a Porsche was turbocharged or not. In our view that’s a shame. Sure, the early cars suffer from turbo lag but that’s what makes them so engaging to drive. Docile at part throttle, they totally change character on-boost and deliver a great shove of torque from the middle of the rev range right up to the red line. They are cars that reward being driven well and with respect.
This example is stunning in its period colour scheme, evocative of the Jägermeister sponsored 934 racing cars from the late ‘70s. It has benefitted from having had a knowledgeable custodian who has maintained it perfectly and resisted the temptation to modify or upgrade it. Turbos can be expensive to maintain properly and this one really stands out as a fastidiously kept example.
The German market spec means this car is probably 100 kg lighter than most Turbos that were ordered and that can be felt in the way it picks up speed which is impressive even by modern standards.
In summary, a proper Turbo just as the factory originally intended, and a time warp example of a special car in extremely good condition.
|Year of construction:||1980|
|Initial registration date:||January 1980|
|Model:||911 Turbo 3.3|
|Cylinder capacity:||3,3 Liter|
|Manufacturer color code (exterior):||Continental Orange|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|
|Country of first delivery:||Germany|
|Number of vehicle owners:||4|