Have you ever wondered why German cars re-imported from Japan are not usually right-hand drive, even though Japan has left-hand traffic? The simple reason is, Japanese car enthusiasts go for the German original! This Porsche 911 Turbo, built in 1988, is no exception. It has been back in its home country for nearly 10 years now and has since then gone through three ownerships. The car has reportedly never been in an accident, was not raced and has not had contact with salt. Given the above-average condition, all of this appears highly plausible. Painted in its original colour scheme of grand prix white (Porsche colour code L908) with black leather interior, the amazing sportscar has only accumulated 47,400 km from new according to its odometer. The overall impression is one of a fortunate car which has always had caring owners.
On the features’ list, there’s the original Porsche CR22 radio, sunroof, air-conditioning, power windows and electrically adjustable seats. The car currently runs on bicolour (black/silver) Fuchs wheels.
The 911 Turbo comes with several repair or service receipts, German registration documents and valid technical approval until 09/2017. A recent appraisal has estimated its value in condition 1-2 at € 220,000.
It is based on a legend, and became a legend in its own right. The Porsche 930, better known as the 911 Turbo, was not only the fastest serial production sports car in Germany when it entered the market in 1975, but also the first production sports car in the world that made use of an exhaust gas turbocharger. It owes its existence to homologation regulations but quickly became a cult car, topping the Porsche range and attracting wealthy customers all around the world.
The models offered up to 1977 had a 3.0 litre engine which produced 191 kW (260 hp), almost 25 % more than the contemporaneous 911 Carrera. In 1978, an intercooler was added and the displacement increased to 3.3 litres. Power output reached 221 kW (300 hp).
Targa and convertible variants of the 911 Turbo are rare due to the fact that they were only added to the lineup in 1987 – and they came with a hefty price tag: A 911 Turbo Cabrio cost around DM 22,000 more than a Turbo Coupé and almost twice as much as a Carrera Coupé!
All 930 models prior to 1989 came with a 4-speed manual gearbox, only for the last year of its production, a 5-speed gearbox was introduced, which lived on in the successor, the 964 Turbo.