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This Porsche 911 Turbo old-timer will cost you more than a brand-new 992 Turbo S

28-07-2021 13:00
Weekend Heroes, a German company specializing in searching for, evaluating, and selling exotic cars, is asking €260,000 for a 46-year old Porsche 911 (930) Turbo with around 72,000 km (a touch under 45,000 miles) on its clock.

Weekend Heroes, a German company specializing in searching for, evaluating, and selling exotic cars, is asking €260,000 for a 46-year old Porsche 911 (930) Turbo with around 72,000 km (a touch under 45,000 miles) on its clock.

The rarity belonged to the first Porsche 911 homologation batch and was number 303 out of 400 produced in total. It came with the same 930/50 flat-six engine as the Carrera RS 3.0, linked to a four-speed manual gearbox.

Porsche first thought about turbocharging the engine 49 years ago, and had only intended to use it in motorsports. The entire batch was produced to homologate the Porsche 934 racer, but the public demand was so high, the company quickly found itself making more and more 930 Turbos. It had sold around 2,800 cars within the first three years of production.

When it debuted in 1974, the 930 Turbo was Germany’s fastest production car, capable of accelerating 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) in 5.2 seconds and reaching 250 km/h (155 mph). It was also very difficult to drive.

The buyer of this particular car had it outfitted with a KKK 3 LDZ supercharger along with other upgrades, which raised the output to 260 PS (256 hp / 191 kW) and 343 Nm (253 lb-ft) of torque. Other improvements included suspension tweaks, an added rear spoiler, and wider rear wheels.

The seller claims the coupe has never been restored and only once re-painted. All units and components are in working order and need no repairs.



Editor Andrew Raspopov
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