Following from yesterday’s early Porsche 930 here we have an example from the other end of the spectrum: a Silver Metallic 1989 Porsche 930, located in California, with 51,300 miles on it. 1989 marked the other significant point in the 930’s evolution as Porsche finally fitted the car with a 5-speed manual transmission in place of the 4-speed that had been standard throughout the model’s life. Oh, and it was the last year of the 930’s production. That makes these models highly regarded on the collector market and, as we can glean from the asking price here, quite a bit more valuable than some of the preceding years. It is these two ends of the 930 spectrum, the early 3.0 liter cars and the final year G50-equipped cars, that are commanding the most value these days and it has been interesting to compare the relative values of each. 1989 signaled the end of an important era for Porsche, and the 911 in general, as the cars produced over the previous decade had cemented the long-term viability of the 911 within Porsche’s ranks. It would also be the same year the 964 was introduced, a model that propelled the 911 forward and brought with it significant changes. As a way to say goodbye to the classic 911 design, the 5-speed 930 made for a nice departure.
CLICK FOR DETAILS: 1989 Porsche 930 Coupe on eBay
Model: 911 Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 51,300 mi
Price: $154,990 Buy It Now
1989 Porsche 930 911 Turbo Coupe
G50/50 5-Speed Gearbox with Locking Differential
VIN # WP0JB093XKS050200
51,300 Original Miles
Silver Metallic on Silk Grey Leather with Navy Accents
5-speed G50/50 Manual Transmission
Clean and Clear California title
Original Paint (except for left front fender)
Clean Background Check
The Porsche 911 Turbo (or 930) market has really caught the attention of collectors. It seems to be the next “big” trend and discussed in all of the industry publications. More and more enthusiasts are beginning to see not only what wonderful cars these are to drive, but how important they are to the history of the 911. 930s were built between 1975 and 1989. The last year was a shorter year production as Porsche was already introducing the new 964 body. As a result, only a handful of last-year 930s were delivered to the U.S. (approximately 639 coupes). Plus, it was the only year 930 to get the all-new G50/50 5-speed gearbox. These two factors are making the 1989 Porsche Turbos one of the most desirable.
This Porsche was built at the end of 1988 and sold new by Schneider & Nelson Porsche of Long Branch, New Jersey. The Turbos came very well equipped with standard features from the factory. This one had the following additional options:
Seat heating (left and right)
Locking differential (40%)
Shorter gearshift lever
Twin back shelf speakers/amplifier system
We believe this Porsche to be a 3-owner car. The first owner had the car for about 10-years and put 26,000 miles on it. The 2nd owner had the car for 13-years and sold it in 2012 with 42,000 miles. The current owner bought the car in August of 2012. We have all the service records of the last 2-owners and stamps in the maintenance book for the first owner.
Since this owner purchased this car, he invested nearly $15,000 making sure the car was in tiptop condition for use on vintage touring events. The following services were performed by some of the top Porsche specialists in Southern California:
Installed factory correct size Bridgestone Potenza tires
Major service including valve adjustment and new spark plugs
Air conditioning service
New engine sound pad and compartment seal
Detail engine bay to factory specifications
Replace oil lines, vacuum lines, and breather hose
New clutch kit
New distributor cap, rotor, and wire set
Replace factory alarm brain
Engine/Transmission out resealed engine (over $8,000)
Fresh oil service and major service completed less than 30-days ago (over $3,000)
It is clear from the receipts and condition that this 930 was always loved and properly cared for. It was never driven in inclement weather and properly serviced and stored before each winter. The paint is all-original except for the front left fender (partially painted). It was verified with a paint meter. We don’t know why the front left fender had paintwork, but it was inspected and there were no signs of accident damage. The paintwork was done in the care of the first owner and might have even been done upon delivery new based on its age. The rest of the paint is in very good condition. There are a few small blemishes in the paint, which you can see in the photos. The original silver paint is experiencing some clear coat checking which is very common for German silver metallic paint from this era. It is only noticeable upon closer inspection in bright sunlight. Remember, it’s only original once. The factory Fuchs are in excellent condition with no signs of curb rash.
The interior is immaculate, as you would expect from a low-mileage example. The seats have minor signs of wear with no cracking or tears. The dash is perfect as is the headliner. The door panels are in excellent condition with none of the typical sagging you see on the armrests. The carpet is original and perfect as well. All the gauges, clock, radio, electric locks, and air conditioning work properly.
The best part about this Turbo is the way it drives. It feels like a new car. The steering is very responsive and tight. The acceleration is smooth. The brakes and handling are spot on. This would be a wonderful car to take on long trips.
California registration and smog is current through September of 2015.
This Turbo comes with all the owners manuals, spare tire, jack, air compressor, tool kit, original sales brochure, and an extra key.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or email@example.com
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Silver essentially was a future classic for these cars as they weren’t terribly popular in 1989, but by the late ’90s and into the new millennium this exterior color would stand as the quintessential standard of most German automakers. That may not have much affect on the value of this car here, but it does suggest it should garner sufficient appeal. And this 930 does, indeed, present very well with both the exterior and interior showing the sort of minimal wear that we would expect from a car with fairly low mileage and which has been shown good care over its life. Even for a 1989MY 930 the asking price here is very high and I’d expect to reach this sort of figure it would have to come in a more rare color combination with fewer miles.