OK, admit it: you have this Porsche 911 Turbo cabrio hanging
somewhere on your wall at home, don't you? The '80s created some
outrageous supercars, but few were as recognizable and accessible
as the legendary 911 Turbo, or 930. In 1988, Porsche only imported
591 Turbo cabriolets, and for those lucky few, the experience is
like no other. The 911 Turbo is a living legend without equal.
With a fantastic restoration on a super-clean 54k original mile car, this stunning Guards Red Turbo looks every bit the supercar. Finish quality when it was new was exemplary and it has been expertly repainted by the experts at Advantage Autoworks in September of 2014 so it shows spectacularly well. Every single panel is straight, smooth, and beautifully fitted, because build quality on the 911 has always been exceptional. Euro headlight lenses give it a purposeful look and there's simply nothing like Porsche's version of bright red draped across a wide-body 911 to attract attention. Fit and finish are, of course, world-class in every way, and it seems that Porsche engineers were able to cut off the roof without upsetting the car's rock-solid body structure. Heck, even the black rubber components like the massive "whale tail" rear spoiler, despite living down south, are supple and rich, defying the sun's rays. You want attention? Even 24 years later, this one is a total eyeball magnet!
If the gorgeous black leather interior seems to defy the years, that's because it was completely reupholstered by ASM Auto Upholstery (yes, the same ones as on TV!). Contrasting red piping and bright red door panels tie it together with the bodywork but don't get overwhelming. The factory gauges spring to life with a turn of the key, and you'd better keep an eye on that boost gauge, because when it starts to move, you'd better have this bullet pointed where you want to go. Almost everything was standard, including power windows, a power canvas top, and A/C, and the stereo on this car has been upgraded with a Blaupunkt AM/FM/CD head unit that fits like the factory did it and powers a set of upgraded speakers in the doors. The black canvas top fits well, but if you're doing things correctly, you'll never need it, and the front-mounted trunk is in excellent original condition, right down to the original mats.
Given the outrageous performance potential locked inside the 3.3 liter flat-six, it was popular to tweak them for more boost, but at the cost of reduced engine life. This one remains entirely stock and was completely rebuilt, along with the turbo itself, at 49,000 miles by Louden Motorcar Services, so it runs and drives exceptionally well. And lest you think that a stock 930 engine is no big deal, I suggest you put this one on the pavement and see if you lose your nerve before it runs out of boost; my money's on the car. Turbo enthusiasts seem to prefer the old-style 4-speed manual gearbox and purists will appreciate that the early Turbo's "frisky" personality comes through loud and clear; you really need to be a the top of your game to see all that this car has to show you. Powerful cross-drilled disc brakes are there just in case, and it rides on a set of brand new Fuchs wheels wearing new Hankook radials.
Extensively documented with receipts and maintenance records, this is a Turbo that you can buy (and drive!) with confidence. Isn't it time you owned a legend? Call today!
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Sports coupe with fewer than 10,000 miles will be featured at the October auction
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The build list reads like something out of a true Porsche enthusiast’s fantasy
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