1985 Porsche 930
Includes numbers matching original engine block
Full bare metal respray in factory color
Recent major engine service
Superb example to be enjoyed as is, or returned to factory specifications.
VIN - WP0ZZZ93ZFS000431
Engine – 3.3L, 6 cylinder, turbo
Gearbox – 5 speed manual
Drivetrain - Rear engine, RWD
Price - SOLD
The 1980s - An era known for excess – in the areas of fashion, corporate crusaders, and of course automobile design. How can you not recall the red Ferrari 308 of Magnum PI, or the white Ferrari Testarossa in Miami Vice?
The style of the 1980s on some cars has stood the test of time better than others. We all had the same posters on the wall back then – names like Countach, Testarossa, and Porsche Turbo. The futuristic angles of the Countach turned heads, and the side strakes of the Testarossa of that era set a new trend for years to come. However, the sexiest car by far was the voluptuous Porsche 911 Turbo, based on the original 1960s design, but with much larger flares and the iconic wing. It was, and still is, the most recognizable form in the automotive world.
The decade was also a great time in motorsports history. The Porsche 935, 956 and 962 dominated Sportscar racing allowing Porsche to further push the limits of the flat 6 engine and turbocharging. Drivers such as Derek Bell, Al Holbert and Hans Stuck piloted these mighty steeds to outright victories at tracks around the world, including the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans. As you close your eyes and picture the Rothmans liveried Porsche 962 flying down the Mulsanne straight at night, why not experience a slice of that in a factory Porsche Turbo from the same era?
The car presented here is a 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo, more commonly known as the 930 model designation. Being a 1985 model, this car was originally imported from Europe in December 1985, and spent the first 15 years of its life in Kansas, Texas, and Montana with three owners. After enjoying the big open roads throughout those beautiful states and accumulating 90K miles, the car then migrated to Washington State in 2000 where it was owned by a local enthusiast that added just another 20K miles over the last 15 years.
The car underwent a full bare metal restoration in 2011 to the state you see presented here, and has only covered a handful of miles since. The original engine was removed during this restoration process and put on the shelf. A new engine was sourced with just 40K miles on it, and during a recent motor out service and reseal, everything was found to be in proper order with solid compression and leak down numbers.
Undervalued for many years, the early Porsche Turbo cars are now being sought for their incredible motorsport pedigree, and raw visceral driving experience. This car is ready to be enjoyed now at your local car show, or driving tour – it needs nothing. It also includes all original parts (engine block, A/C components, etc.) for the future if it is ever desired to return the car to stock configuration.
- Rare sunroof delete 1985 European model 930 with 110K miles on the shell
- Body was stripped of all hardware, glass, interior – taken to bare shell for extensive prep
- Full color change, Porsche color code LA1 – paint is flawless throughout
- Rare H5 headlights
- New Euro taillight assemblies with US lens
- New engine pad
- All new body and door seals
- Late 85/86 3.3L block (please note the numbers matching block comes with the car, it was pulled to build the modified unit here)
- K27-7200 Turbo, with larger intercooler and 1 bar waste gate spring
- Custom stainless free flow exhaust, and headers with heat
- Original injection with all new yellow cad plated injection lines and hardware
- The engine has a total of 40K miles on it, plus recent refresh as noted below
- Recent work by Jeff Hines for leaking cylinder base gaskets, heads were pulled and resealed – while apart, visual inspection by noted all parts to be in great order, and the testing confirmed this as well.
- Leak down test results – 8%, 8%, 6%, 9%, 7%, and 6%
- Compression test results – 130, 130, 130, 130, 130 and 128
- After this work, rolling road dyno testing (to verify power and A/F ratios) yielded a peak of 340hp at the wheels, and was tuned to 311hp at the wheels to insure safe ranges and great drivability
- Engine is dry, no leaks, no seeping
- New hard oil lines to front cooler
- Restored oil tank
- Restored gas tank
- Original transmission
- New 2nd gear syncro recently done (while engine work was completed)
- Shifts smoothly and engages directly
- Bilstein sport shocks
- Sway bars are original specification
- Front struts have had the spindles raised 19mm per RSR specs
- Steering rack spacers installed to limit bump steer
- Rear shock towers were reinforced to accept coilover suspension
- Brake calipers were rebuilt and refinished – correct factory satin finish with all new plated hardware
- New rubber brake lines
- Fuchs 9x17 front wheels with new tires
- Fuchs 11x17 rear wheels with new tires
- Interior work completed by All City Convertibles and Customs in Kirkland, WA
- RS look interior with new carpet
- RS style door panels - Custom door pull straps
- New leather covered dash with custom stitching
- New factory black headliner
- Leather heated sport seats
Also Included With Sale
- Original numbers matching block
- All original A/C components to restore to original if desired
- Factory Tool Kit, including gloves
- Air Compressor
- Center console
- Center heater control
- Certificate of Authenticity