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1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

Sold For $81,200

Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.

RM | Sotheby's - ARIZONA 17 - 18 JANUARY 2019 - The Torque Collection

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  • Offered from the Torque Collection
  • Elegant “triple black” color scheme
  • Maintenance and restoration invoices included
  • Supplied with its correct spare, inflator, tools, and jack
  • Porsche Production Specifications certificate

The introduction of Porsche’s Type 930 Turbo in 1975 brought technology developed for its racing cars into its showrooms. The new 911 Turbo 3.0 offered tremendous performance. With 260 hp giving a top speed approaching 160 mph, it was the fastest production car in the world, posing a direct challenge to the much costlier Ferraris and Lamborghinis of the day.

The 930 Turbo was luxurious as well as quick, loaded with almost every option Porsche could think of, but it was still within the reach of many enthusiasts. With its widely flared fenders and rear quarters, oversized wheels, bigger brakes, stronger four-speed transmission, and a rear spoiler that birthed the nickname “Whale Tail,” the model became an icon. In 1980, the Turbo was withdrawn from the U.S. and Japanese markets because of increasingly restrictive emissions standards. The company hoped that its new front-engined V-8 928 would become the new top-of-the-line model, but when 928 sales failed to reach expectations and the Porsche faithful refused to let go of the six-cylinder 911, the Turbo was re-introduced to the U.S. and Japan in 1986.

Turbos of any era remain highly desirable automobiles, offering astonishing performance in the hands of an experienced driver. Here is a very attractive 1987 911 Turbo coupe with just over 40,000 original miles, acquired by the current owner in January 2014. This car’s previous owner exercised it for many years at club races. Following its purchase by the consignor, it was stripped and returned to stock configuration, using stock/OEM parts with a few alterations, such as installation of larger-diameter Fuchs wheels. The restoration included a full windows-out repaint and installation of a new leather interior and a new headliner. At this time, it also benefitted from all-new rubber body seals. The original Type 930/68 engine was replaced with a series-correct power unit at approximately 38,000 miles.

A folio of maintenance and recent restoration receipts are included with the car, and it is supplied with its correct spare wheel, tool kit, jack, and spare inflation kit. The car was fully serviced in the fall of 2018, at which time a new battery was installed. This Turbo offers looks and performance in a single package.

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