1983 – 1985 First owner is a German lawyer, 2 years
1985 – 1995 The 930 is imported to Sweden and the Kaiser family become the second owners, 10 years
1995 – 2008 Third owner, 12 years
2008 – 2019 Fourth owner, 11 years
2019 – Kaiser family re-acquire
This truly stunning Porsche 930 was upgraded at the factory to a spec that would later be known as Turbo S. In 1983 a mere 1015 units were produced making this particular factory upgraded 930 is a rarity. The car was originally ordered by a German lawyer and the car would later be imported to Sweden by the Kaiser Family and was used for club racing in Sweden in the late 1980s. Many years later the car is back with us at Kaiser Classic with a low mileage and up for sale.
This upgraded spec includes 330 hp, sports suspension, larger turbo and different camshafts. Car was delivered as new with options 186-Rear 2-point seat belts, manually adjustable, 220-Limited slip differential, 261-Passenger door mirror (electrically adjustable and heatable), 327-Cassette-radio Blaupunkt Köln SQR 22, 409-Leather sports seats, 469-Black rooflining, 499-Version for Germany, 533-Alarm, 650-Sun-moon-roof. The car is in very good condition and fitted with new RUF 17 inch rims and Michelin PS4 tyres. This car is available now in our showroom and we can offer transportation.
Like so many revered models enjoyed by enthusiasts the 930 was the result of a homologation requirement for Porsche’s racing programme. Originally planned as a 400 run car, a requirement change meant this number of units was no longer necessary, but fortunately for us rather than scrap the project Porsche soldiered on. Appropriately the man driving this was then chairman Ernst Fuhrmann, described by many as a true enthusiast himself. Fuhrmann mated the turbo-tech initially designed for the blistering 1100bhp CAN-AM 917/30 to a the 3.0L flat six found in the 1974 Carrera RS 3.0, and after significant rounds of testing and development the marque arrived at the 260bhp 3.0L 930.
The car was given a number of tweaks to handle its additional dollop of whack (which standard for blown cars of this era arrived in precisely that manner), namely larger wheels shod in wider tyres, revised suspension, larger brakes and a stronger 4-speed gearbox. These mechanical changes dictated aesthetic tweaks too, with wider arches now required and the addition of the famous ‘whale tail’ spoiler which aided both downforce and fed more air into the engine. This recipe remained largely unchanged from its launch in 1975 to 1978, when the engine capacity was increased to 3.3L and an intercooler added resulting in a 40bhp increase in power. New brakes derived from the 917 also found their way onto this revision, as well as firmer shocks, new anti-roll bars and larger diameter rear torsion bars. The setup presented a firm ride but one that performed adeptly on a bumpy back road in part due to the with the Bilstein shock absorbers arrangement derived from the Carrera RSR race car – a car that had won the Targa Florio road race.
This was a machine that had earned itself quite a reputation for catching out the unwary pilot, but for some 300bhp was clearly not enough, with Porsche offering a performance option on a build-to-order basis, producing 330bhp at 5750 rpm and 319 lb⋅ft torque at 4000 rpm.
By 1984 the 930 had peaked in performance, reaching a top speed of 278 km/hr and zero to sixty in 4.6 seconds, which at the time must have seemed rocket-like. As mentioned this pace came with aforementioned risk and the 930 certainly did not tolerate fools gladly with it’s laggy delivery and oversteering tendencies.