1980 Porsche 930 Turbo ***Incredible Time Capsule***


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Oldtimer Australia is delighted to offer for sale this low mileage, factory right hand drive, matching numbers 1980 Porsche 930 Turbo.

This particular example was delivered to its first owner from Carryduff, near Belfast, in Northern Ireland on 3rd April 1980. The car was delivered through Glen Henderson (Stuttgart) Ltd in Ayr, Ireland. The car was delivered in ‘silver metallic’ (paint code Z272) with dark blue leather (trim code 52).

The car was delivered with the following options: speedometer with two scales – mph / km/h (option code 020), rear fog light, right (option code 466), right hand drive vehicle (option code 483), headlamps for left hand traffic (option code 492), brake fluid warning system (option code 592), impact absorbers front and rear (m option code 058), sport seat left and right, leather (m option code 409), air conditioning (with front and rear humidifier) (m option code 559) and electric sunroof (m option code 650).

Accompanying the car is the original Driver’s Manual Maintenance Record (service book), which confirms the car has been used sparingly its entire life. It received its first service on the 9th July 1983. At that time the odometer read 11,814 miles. Subsequent services are the 6th August 1986 when the odometer read 29,604 miles and the 29th February 1988 when the odometer read 35,385 miles. There is a note in the service book stating that the speedometer was changed at 36,875 miles. The next service after that was executed on the 1st April 1993 when the odometer read 10,654 miles.

The documentation on file confirms that the car has had two owners in the UK before it found its way to Australia. It was imported into Australia in 1995 as a personally imported vehicle and complianced in July 1995.

The current owner, who has an extensive and eclectic collection of cars, acquired this 930 Turbo in Sydney in August 1996. At that time the odometer read 14,626 miles. The car was registered in NSW with the registration TVJ 600. He used the car sparingly in the early days of his ownership. It was serviced in August 1999 when the odometer read 15,667 miles. Shortly thereafter the car was moved into static storage where it remained for the twenty years!

Today the odometer reads 15,848 miles, which means that the car has travelled 52,773 miles from new.

Porsche 930 Turbos present well in just about any colour, but silver is just about as good as it gets! This car looks fabulous in the photographs, but even better in the flesh!

When you walk up to the car you cannot help but be impressed with its appearance. First impressions are . . . WOW! This car is an incredible ‘time capsule’ and it has been beautifully preserved for a 44 year old car! The paint is generally in excellent condition, with the only exception being the right rear guard which has a few stone chips. The paint is most likely original and it has retained a strong depth of colour with a nice deep gloss finish.  The black trim on the car is generally in good condition, though the protectors on the rear guards show some discoloration.

All the lights and lenses are in excellent condition including the reflector strip between the tail lights. These reflector strips are often damaged and fade over time, but on this car it still presents like new. Both the Porsche badge on the front and the Turbo badge on the rear are in very good condition. The glass, which looks to be original is also in good condition with no cracks evident.

The wheels on this car are in good condition with no kerb rash evident. They are shod with BF Goodrich Comp T/A tyres. The front tyres are 205/55ZR16 which are date stamped 398 and the rear tyres are 225/50ZR16 which are date stamped 298. The tyres should be replaced based on their age.

Open the door and you are welcomed by a very cool interior. We just love the blue leather with the fabric Pasha (Schachbrett in German) inserts. Porsche offered this trim option for a short period, from 1980 to 1984. The seats are still in excellent condition with no cracks or tears in the leather nor in the fabric. The are comfortable and still provide ample support. The rear seats appear to have hardly been used if at all.

The steering wheel and dashboard are both in very good condition. In Australia, the top of the dashboard on this era of Porsche often gets affected by the sun, but that is not the case here. The only minor defect is some wear on the top of the instrument binnacle, most likely caused by a ring. A good leather doctor could easily fix this. The door cards and carpets present equally as well. The instruments are all crisp, clear and present like new.

In the centre of the dashboard you’ll also find a period computerised Panasonic radio cassette player fitted and in the centre console the cassette storage system.

Under the front bonnet everything is neat, clean and tidy. There is an original unused space saver spare wheel as well as a jack and a toolkit.

This Porsche 930 Turbo has not been driven for some 20 years and as a result it will require recommissioning. The engine was recently checked by a Porsche specialist and it does turn over freely by hand.

Accompanying the car is its original Driver’s Manual Maintenance Record (service book), the original speedometer, an original spare wheel, a toolkit and a jack.

Highlights:

  • A factory RHD 930 turbo presented in its STUNNING original colour scheme.
  • Desirable pasha interior.
  • Matching numbers.
  • Books & tools.
  • An incredible ‘time capsule.

Price $289,950.

 

Background

The Porsche story is a fascinating one and its roots go back to the 1930’s when Professor Ferdinand Porsche was instrumental in the design of the first Volkswagen and also Auto Union race cars. By 1939 he had built three Porsche cars to compete in the 800-mile race from Berlin to Rome. Unfortunately, the race was cancelled due to the war and Porsche was forced to focus on supporting the German war effort, however, he had always wanted to build his own cars. In 1944 Porsche was forced to leave Stuttgart and he set up a small operation in Gmünd, Austria. Soon after the Porsche family and many of their engineers were captured and sent to jail. Ferdinand Porsche’s son. Ferdinand junior, or ‘Ferry’ as he was known, was released six months later and he returned to Gmünd to rebuild the family company. Things moved quickly and Porsche was involved with cars again and in mid-1948 the first Porsche 356 was built. It is understood Porsche built some 50 aluminium bodied cars by hand in their small factory at Gmünd before relocating back to Stuttgart, Germany. The rest they say is history as the 356 evolved into one of the most successful sports cars ever built. A hard act to follow indeed . . . but its replacement, the Porsche 911 went on to become a legend!

The evolution of the Porsche 911 is probably the greatest sports car story of all time. First introduced in 1963 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and then designated as a 901, the successor to the 356 took the world by storm. To avoid conflict with Peugeot, who claimed exclusive rights to car names with three digits having a ‘zero’ in the middle, the car was renamed as 911. The first production 911 was built in 1964 and it was powered by an air cooled 1991cc 6-cylinder engine. The car evolved with increases in engine capacity to 2.2 litres, 2.4 litres, 2.7 litres, 3.0 litres and 3.3 litres. There were styling changes also, but one always recognised the car as a 911. Today the first series of 911’s is recognised as the cars built from 1963 to 1989 and include the very popular Porsche 911 and 930 Turbo models. Of these the ‘small bumper’ or ‘pre impact bumper’ cars built up to 1973 are today regarded as the real classic 911, however, that comes at a price. In the last few years astute collectors and enthusiasts have seen great value in 1970’s and 1980’s model 911’s.

There were many significant incarnations of the 911 and arguably one of the most important was the introduction of the Porsche Turbo. Whilst Porsche had toyed with turbo charging previously, and indeed used it successfully on their race cars, it wasn’t until the introduction of the Porsche 930 Turbo (also known as the Porsche Turbo or Porsche 911 Turbo in some markets) that turbo charging was available on a Porsche production car.

The Porsche 930 Turbo was first shown at the Paris Motor Show in late 1974 and the car entered production the following year. At the time the car caused an absolute sensation. It was easily distinguishable from the ‘standard’ 911 by its body shape and specifically by its distinctive wide wheel arches that had to accommodate the ultra low profile Pirelli P7 tyres and of course the large rear spoiler or ‘whale tail’. Powered by a 2996 cc 6 cylinder turbo charged engine delivering 260hp the car was exhilarating to drive and by today’s standards incredibly raw. These early cars are known for their exhilarating acceleration coupled with challenging handling characteristics and extreme turbo lag. The acceleration was neck snapping reaching 0-100 km/hr in just over 5 seconds and the top speed was quoted to be ‘in excess of 250 km/hr’.

In period, the car was recognised in the same company as the Lamborghini Countach, Ferrari Boxer and Aston Martin Vantage as one of THE ‘supercars of the 70′s’.

Porsche made its first significant change to the Turbo in 1978 when the engine capacity was increased to 3,299 cc, an intercooler was added and the brakes upgraded. In this guise the car was produced for a decade being ultimately succeeded by the 964 series in 1990.

 


Specification

  • $289,950
  • Porsche 930 turbo
  • 1980
  • Coupe
  • Manual
  • 15,848 miles
  • 3,299cc

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