1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551

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Lot 231
1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé

Sold for £ 138,140 (US$ 173,670) inc. premium
1993 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé
Registration no. L105 KJV
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
*Most powerful model in the Type 964 range
*Delivered new in the UK
*Factory sunroof
*Full Porsche and marque specialist service history

Footnotes

  • 'The new engine turned out to have enormous marketing power. It became a real status symbol to have that little word 'turbo' on your rear deck, and this fashion spread right across the motor industry.' - Peter Morgan, 'Original Porsche 911'.

    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 250km/h. 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 62km/h in 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 260km/h. More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age. When Porsche revealed that the original 911 would be replaced by the new Type 964 in 1990, dealer stocks of the existing Turbo model sold out overnight.

    Representing a major step forward for the 911, the new Carrera 4 and Carrera 2 - coded named '964' - were launched in 1989, the former marking the first time that four-wheel drive had been seen on a series-production 911. Porsche had experimented with four-wheel drive on the 959 supercar, and many of the lessons learned from the latter influenced the design of the 964's chassis and suspension. Face-lifted but retaining that familiar shape, the Carreras had been given a more extensive work-over mechanically, 87% of parts being claimed as entirely new. Although the normally aspirated duo shared the same 3.6-litre, 247bhp, flat-six engine, the Turbo initially kept its existing 3.3-litre unit, which now developed 320bhp. Power-assisted steering (another 911 'first'), anti-lock brakes and a five-speed manual transmission were standard, with the Tiptronic auto 'box a Carrera 2-only option. In October 1992 the Turbo received the 3.6-litre engine, which in 'blown' from now produced a mighty 360bhp.

    Representing the Type 964 in its ultimate incarnation, this 3.6-litre Turbo was built to UK (C16) specification and delivered new via Merlin Porsche of Cumbria on 1st August 1993. In 2008 it was selected by Porsche GB to act as a press car attending the 911's 45th Anniversary celebration, and was treated to a full re-spray by Porsche in the original Amazon Green Metallic prior to that event. The associated 'Lifetime Guarantee of Repair' certificate is in the history file.

    Purchased in 2014 by a Porsche collector, the car has been meticulously maintained and sparingly used, covering a little over 2,000 miles in his ownership.  It has been serviced annually, and an extensive file of receipts and history comes with it. Factory-fitted equipment includes air conditioning; electric sunroof; headlight levelling system; headlight washers; luggage compartment lining in velour carpet; on-board computer; Porsche CDR 22 audio; rear window wiper; top-tinted windscreen; vertically-adjustable electric sports seats; and 18" Speedline three-piece alloy wheels with anti-corrosion.

    In December 2016, the car received a no-expense-spared restoration (including a full top and bottom engine rebuild) costing in excess of £20,000 by marque specialists JZM Porsche where the car has been maintained over the years. Offered with current MoT, a V5C document, and full Porsche and marque specialist service history, this highly original, limited-production 911 Turbo is ready for the next fortunate owner to enjoy with the knowledge that it needs nothing but an open road.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this car does not come with a valid MoT. The V5C registration document for this car has been mislaid and will follow post sale.
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1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
1993 Porsche  911 Turbo 3.6-Litre Type 964 Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ96ZPS470551
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