1979 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupé Registration no. to be advised Chassis no. 9309700575 Engine no. 6790598
Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing programme, and it was the then Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, which spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-litre RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph. But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best-equipped 911 and amazingly flexible - hence only four speeds in the gearbox - being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph in a staggering 14 seconds. The Turbo's characteristic flared wheelarches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model, while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. The Turbo's engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres for 1978, gaining an inter-cooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age. The right-hand drive 911 Turbo we offer was delivered on 1st August 1979 via Lancaster Group in Colchester, Essex to first owner D J Saunderson of Dartford, Kent. The second owner was Hugh Adamson of St James's, London. In April 1985 Mr T Crispin acquired the car and then ownership passed to Mr Graham Hawkes of Westerham in 1986, at which time it was registered 'RXR 5'. Mr Hawkes sold the car to the late owner in 2001, since when it has been kept in a heated garage. There are six stamps in the accompanying service booklet plus bills for various other services and maintenance dating back to 1986, suggesting that this car has been well maintained. The odometer currently displays a total of 57,490 miles. Finished in red with black leather interior, the car is described by the vendor as in generally good, un-restored condition and offered with 17 old tax discs, 18 expired MoTs, Swansea V5 document and MoT/tax to April 2102. The original wheels, two rear tyres and the original plastic wallet containing the Porsche Service book and Drivers Manual '79/Maintenance Record come with the car. It should be noted that the cherished registration '3 VVO' is being retained by the vendor.
The registration number for this vehicle is JPK 406V.