Lot 128

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe


$165,200 USD | Sold

United States | Phoenix, Arizona



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  • Beautifully presented time-capsule 911 Turbo
  • Only two private owners; showing 7,591 miles
  • Accompanied by owner’s manuals, tool roll, tire compressor, and jack
  • Documented with original window sticker, Porsche COA, and service records dating to 1988
  • An exquisitely maintained example of the venerable Turbo model

After a six-year absence from the United States, in 1986 Porsche introduced Bosch DME fuel management, and the mighty Turbo was recertified for the American market. This stellar 1987 example benefits from a life of minimal use by just two private owners and currently presents in time-capsule condition.

According to an original window sticker and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, chassis no. 051263 completed assembly in early May 1987 and was finished in Guards Red over a special interior of Champagne leather. Also optioned with a steering wheel with raised hub, an electric sliding sunroof, and a limited-slip differential, the Turbo was standard-equipped with power windows and seats, air-conditioning, tinted glass, and a Blaupunkt Reno radio with cassette player and antenna.

Retailed by Semersky Enterprises of Highland Park, Illinois, the Porsche was purchased by a Michigan-based enthusiast who routinely serviced the Turbo as needed while only occasionally driving it. The 911 Turbo remained in his collection through 2014. In 2016 the car was acquired by a collector in New York who kept it for only a few years of modest use before selling it to the current consignor.

Currently displaying 7,591 miles, the minimally driven Turbo has recently undergone a fluid service, and every system has been checked to confirm proper operation. The car is accompanied by owner’s manuals, a tool roll, tire compressor, and jack, and it is documented with the window sticker, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, service invoices dating to 1988, and a current CARFAX report.

This time-capsule 911 would make a fantastic candidate for presentation at Porsche events, regional concours d’elegance, and Cars & Coffee and RADwood gatherings. The 911 Turbo abounds in characteristic details of the highly desirable model, such as the black 16-inch Fuchs alloy wheels, painted Porsche center caps, and floor mats with Turbo script. The car offers a sensational acquisition for any marque enthusiast or collector of seminal speed machines.