The origins of the Porsche 930 can be traced back to the late 1960s when Porsche began to experiment with turbocharging for their race cars. By 1972 they had developed a turbocharged version of the 911 for homologation purposes and this became the basis of the Porsche 930, which was generally known to the public as the 911 Turbo. The engine for this car was developed by Ernst Fuhrmann who adapted the turbocharging technology originally used in the 917 race cars to produce a 3 litre, 6 cylinder unit that developed almost 260 b.h.p. Harnessing this power was a stronger gearbox, redesigned suspension system, larger brakes and wider rear wheels. Coupled with a new "whale tail" rear spoiler, which helped cool the engine and provide additional downforce, the new 930 was a potent yet highly tractable sports car.
As sometimes happens with limited production run cars, particularly those conceived from racing origins, the response from the public was far stronger than expected and the road going version quickly achieved cult status. In response to the strong demand, Porsche expanded the production run and continued to develop the model, with the first significant change occurring in 1978 with an increase in engine capacity from 3 to 3.3 litres and the addition of an air-to-air intercooler, which helped reduce the temperature of the pressurised air charge and raised the power output to 300 b.h.p. Other changes included upgraded brakes, based on the 917 racing design, and a raised rear spoiler, to accommodate the new intercooler.
Recently arrived, the example offered is a 1978-model and comes in the very rare original colour combination of Olive Green with Cork leather interior and Olive Tartan seat inserts. Only two examples were produced in this fabulous colour and this car is the only survivor, the other having been written off in an accident and scrapped. Built on 20th June 1978 to the lightest and most desirable German specification of single wing mirror no A/C and no sunroof, it was originally delivered to a Mr Heinrich JanBeu of Rheurdt in North West Germany. The second owner, a Dr Paulusma, took possession in 1994 and the car subsequently moved to Holland where it stayed with only one further change in ownership until 2016 when it moved to Oxfordshire. The car was regularly serviced from new at approved Porsche garages as evidenced in the original service records book, which accompanies the car. It is presented today in immaculate condition having had one professional bare-metal repaint (with photographic record) for show purposes whilst retaining its original, and as factory delivered, paint finish to both the engine bay and under bonnet areas. This fully detailed matching numbers car also retains its complete original interior, its original body panels and comes with it's full compliment of original tool kit, jack, spare tyre air pump and gloves etc. Extensive history file detailing the ownership, maintenance and restoration of this wonderful and unique car.
Please contact us for further information.