1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As the last of the classically-styled 911 models, I’ve always had a particular fondness for the late-80s 911s more than any other iteration. Known also as the 930, the Turbo version of these cars was introduced in 1975 as the first turbo-charged version of the 911 and featured a 3.0 liter flat-6 that produced 256 bhp. Enlarged to 3.3 liters in 1978 and fitted with an intercooler, engine output was raised to 300 bhp, which resulted in a very quick car that, due to being rear-engined and suffering from turbo lag, was somewhat at odds with the laws of physics.

After briefly being removed from the US lineup due to emission regulations, the 930 returned in 1986 with a slightly lower output 3.3 liter engine (282hp) and for 1989, the last year of this model’s production, it received a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition, Porsche’s Sonderwunsch (“Special Wishes”) Program allowed 911 buyers to customize their car in a variety of ways, most famously through the availability of a flatnose version of the 930. But sometimes an owner simply wanted to upgrade the interior, which brings us to the car featured here today. This 1989 911 Turbo Cabriolet, located in Texas, with just under 21,000 miles has had its interior specially fitted almost entirely in burgundy leather.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 20,900 mi
Price: $92,500 Buy It Now

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Diamond blue metallic/Burgundy, 20,900 mi, factory “Special Wishes” leather interior options, limited slip, supple leather, heated seat-left, short shifter, steering wheel with raised hub, velour luggage compartment, fresh service with new tires, $102,999 MSRP, immaculate condition.

Factory “Special Wishes” Options

Special leather enclosed speakers
Special leather center console with additional instruments
Light rootwood dashboard
Leather instrument rings
Leather door lock rosette and knobs
Leather ignition lock rosette
Leather control knobs (4)
Leather glove box knob
Leather turn signal/wiper switch
Leather fresh air vents side dash
Leather heat/vent control knobs
Leather shift lever cover
Leather shift lever knob
Lighted make-up mirror, right sunvisor
Belt line leather- burgundy

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I’ll just come right out with it: I love the interior. Burgundy is easily my favorite color for a leather interior and I wish it was available more frequently. The original buyer of this car clearly felt the same since it appears that anything that could be covered in burgundy leather, has been covered in burgundy leather. For some, it might be a bit too monochrome, but I think it’s gorgeous. I’m not sure I’ll ever appreciate the dissymmetry of the whale tail on a cabriolet (I love a whale tail on the coupe), but regardless, it’s still an eye-catching car. The asking price, however, is at the top of the scale for a 911 of this vintage and while it is low mileage, quite unique, and the Sonderwunsch options were very expensive, I think it would take a very particular buyer for it to sell at $92,500. Without the “Special Wishes” options a car like this probably goes for around $70,000. So at $90,000+ we’re looking at a pretty high premium, no matter how beautiful the leather.

-Rob

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo

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Though I’ve always maintained a healthy respect for Porsches, it wasn’t until recently that I began to feel the nagging lust clearly espoused by a significant portion of German car fans. Perhaps it’s the 993 Turbo that shares my garage – its coolness has oozed into my life even through its ever-present cover. While the 993 is obviously the zenith of air-cooled Porscheness, I find myself more drawn the 930 and 964. And thus, I think I have found the Porsche for me in this 1986 911 Turbo, featuring the intercooled 3.3 liter boxer. Having covered less than 100k miles with a recent overhaul/reseal, this widebodied 911 bridges the gap between classic and more modern 911 looks with Turbo Twists and unique blacked-out lower valences. With so many variations available through generations of similar 911s, it’s hard to determine which is “the one.” For me, I think this is the one.

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Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat 6-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,800
Price: Reserve still on at $18,100

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1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) Guards red exterior with black leather interior. This Porsche is in excellent condition and has been very meticulously maintained. Owned by last owner for the last 10 years with complete service records and upgrade receipts. Car runs great and is very fast!!!! Complete engine overhaul and reseal completed at 87,000miles by Automotive Techniques in Novi, Michigan.

Performance upgrades completed by last owner:

-K-27 high performance turbo charger
-B&B high performance headers and exhaust system
-1 bar boost spring
-Turbo twist wheels
-Weltmeister short shift kit
-“Turbo” car mats
-Aluminum clutch, brake, and gas pedals
-Leather shifter knob
-6-disc CD changer

This vehicle has not been tracked and has been pampered it whole life. Schedule your test drive or a PPI today. Service records available on request.

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I like the modest upgrades and apparent care and love bestowed on this beautiful 911. When I finally have a barn to fill instead of a garage, something like this will be top on my list. Prices have been climbing on these, so it seems that even at twice its current bid it would be a good buy. If it stays anywhere near $30k, it’s a steal.

-NR

1990 RUF BTR 3 Slantnose Cabriolet

The 1980s were a grand time for automotive outlandishness. Cars like the Lamborghini LM002 and Ferrari Testarossa visually thrilled while technologies such as turbocharging and fuel-injection became en vogue. Through it all, there was one constant: the Porsche 911. This perennial sports car evolved into its own in the 1980s, culminating with some wild variations towards the end of the decade. One variation came by way of Option Code M505, more commonly known as the “Flachbau,” or Slantnose in English.

During this era, tuning firms were working their magic with all sorts of vehicles. One of the most famous and widely respected tuning firms to turn a wrench on a Porsche is Ruf Automobil GmbH. What began from a small garage in the 1940s turned into a manufacturer of high performance Porsches beginning in the late 1970s. Alois Ruf Jr. began by servicing and restoring cars out of his father’s garage and would go on to create his first tuned Porsche, a 930 with an enlarged motor. In the late 1980s, Ruf cemented his company’s reputation with the CTR, affectionately known as the Yellowbird. This was a wicked 911 with 469 horsepower on tap, capable of reaching 60mph from a standstill in well under four seconds and do the standing quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 126 mph. It comes as no surprise, then, that this beast held a track record at the Nurburgring for several years.

This RUF Slantnose Cabriolet is a bit more tame than the CTR but nevertheless an important vehicle in this tuner’s history. It comes with a slew of upgrades over the standard 930 Turbo, such as the 6-speed manual gearbox. With only 1,400 original miles, it is pretty much a time machine back to the era of air-cooled performance.

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Year: 1990
Model: RUF BTR 3 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.4 liter turbocharged flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 1,400 miles
Price: $299,000

EMAIL FOR DETAILS: euauex@icloud.com

This a RUF FACTORY BUILT 1990 Slantnose RUF BTR 3 cabriolet. Only 1,400 miles on it. Original factory window sticker price in 1990 was $249,000. It is the only one ever built like this, highly collectable and VERY RARE. $299,000 USD

RUF BTR lll 3.4L Engine
RUF 4 Pipe Exhaust System,
RUF Short Shift, Limited Slip Differential 40%, 17″
RUF Centers painted to match body color Wheels with original Dunlop tires and RUF centre caps,
RUF Logo LARGE Brembo calipers.
RUF, Two piece Rotors
RUF Stabilizer,
RUF Comfort Suspension,
RUF Front Spoiler with Oil Cooler,
RUF Instrumentation,
Ruf exterior badges,
RUF Sport mirrors,
RUF adjustable booster ,
RUF 6-Speed hydraulic operated clutch system,
RUF Leather steering wheel with raised
hub, Full Leather Interior,
RUF Inspired Recaro Electric Seats and
Electric Power Top.

Motronic System $10,000 Upgrade

RUF BTR lll start with the engine, which had the original partially finned cylinder barrels replaced by ones with air-cooling fins around their complete diameter. The bore was increased giving a new displacement of 3.4 L from the original 3.3 L. Ruf added unique Mahle Pistons and connecting rods and 935 type camshafts.

The turbo was replaced by a larger KKK K27 unit, and a larger free flowing intercooler was added. boost and 425hp with 1 bar. RUF added an adjustable boost control in the cockpit. The intake manifold was replaced, as was the exhaust. The first BTR engines used Bosch K Jetronic (CIS), but later engines called BTR III, used Bosch Motronic, and had 408hp up from the 374hp of the CIS engines. The Ruf Motronic system was the first digital engine management system to be available on a street Porsche 911 Turbo and had a dual injectors per cylinder, custom injector blocks and fuel rails derived from the 962 race car. Motronic was a $10,000 option on a BTR, but standard on the CTR.

A larger oil cooler was installed in a RUF front spoiler, moving it from the inside passenger fender. RUF modified Porsche G50 transmissions to take the increased demands of the BTR’s prodigious torque lowered and the suspension was stiffened. RUF single piece forged rims sized 9×17 and 10×17 ran on Dunlop Denloc tires. RUF offered a complete set of gauges including a 350km/hr speedometer, 1.5bar boost gauge, and Tachometer with the red line turned to near vertical.

Top speed was 300km/hr for the narrow body car and 280km/hr for the Turbo body. Acceleration to 60mph was in less than 5 seconds; by reaching 62mph in 4.6 seconds a 3.4 Liter Turbo-Ruf became the fastest accelerating production car ever tested by Auto Motor und Sport. It reached 100mph in only 9.5 seconds. RUF had matched, or even bettered, the performance figures for Porsche’s own Group B Le Mans car!

It’s easy to go out and drop $300,000 on any number of new supercars these days, but to do it on a vintage tuned Porsche is not the most common way of going about it. These RUF Porsches are more than your average tuner vehicle. These cars are about taking a 911 and making it better; turning it up to 11 in order to lay the smackdown on anything that might challenge it. For anyone interested in this impressive Porsche, they can contact the seller directly at euauex@icloud.com

-Paul

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

Along with the Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach and Mercedes-Benz W126 S class, the Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose was a car that defined the style and excesses of the 1980s. Known as the Flachbau in German and offered under the Sonderwunsch, or “Special Wishes” program, these were a rare factory option where the front end of the car was transformed with concealed headlamps and hand formed metal front fenders, adding a considerable amount to the price of a standard Turbo. A little under 1,000 of these Slantnose models were made from 1981 through 1989.

This final year example for sale in Texas has but a mere 11,000 miles on the clock and is a great way to celebrate the final year of an awesome decade.

Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Slantnose
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 11,600 mi
Price: $138,500 Buy It Now

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose on eBay

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Black/Cashmere, 11,600 miles, factory slant nose (M505), limited slip differential, sunroof, short shifter, steering wheel with raised hub, lumbar seat-left, supple leather, Blaupunkt Reno radio, black piping and carpet welting, fresh service, Certificate of Authenticity, 1 of 60 factory built cars, finest available.

A comparable 911 Turbo from this era is never going to be cheap. The 1979 911 Turbo we featured last week did not sell with a final bid of $52,001. The Slantnose naturally commands greater values in the market, even if most purists prefer the traditional 911 front clip. At $138,500, this is certainly the high end of the range for a Slantnose. Typically, you see these cars for sale between $60,000 and $90,000, with the convertible versions bringing a little bit more. While this might be one of the lowest mileage Slantnose coupes out there, this car seems to be a bit ahead of the market.

-Paul

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Even though I’m perfectly content with my R53 MINI Cooper S, I am longing for the day when I have the space and extra cash to buy something more aggressive to keep the supercharged pocket rocket company. The 911 is squarely in my radar, and has been for years. For me, the 1987-89 911 3.2s offer the optimal combination of classic and modern, as they are still very much the offspring of the original 901 released in 1963. Perusing through Rennlist is a guilty pleasure of mine, as the selection of choice Porsches owned by those who know and love them is impressive. This 1987 Turbo for sale in Colorado did a good job of getting my attention.

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo on Rennlist Classifieds

Year: 1987
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Mileage: 78,661
Options: Air Conditioning, Antilock Brakes, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Windows
Color: Black
VIN: WP0JB0936HS051059
Price: $35,000
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): West
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual 4-speed
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

Selling my 1987 930. I bought the car with the intention of keeping it and driving it, but I’ve put less than 200 miles on it in the past 4 months. PPI is welcome at buyers expense.

**UPDATE**
The car is back up for sale. There is some debate on the car about the right front fender being replaced, so I’ve adjusted the price accordingly to $35,000 and I’m hoping for a quick sale since the car is just sitting around. It is currently in NYC.

About the car –

VIN WP0JB0936HS051059, clean autocheck
Black on Black, original paint (see note above), no sunroof coupe
78k miles
Original engine
Original 4 Speed transmission
17″ Replica Fuchs, brand new
New Nitto tires
Aftermarket Exhaust
930S Wheel (still have original)
No other mods
No oil leaks, dry as a bone
Leakdowns performed on 2/24/2012 – all 4-6%
Exterior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Interior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Car is maintained by Poudre Sports Car in Fort Collins, CO

Photos – http://www.flickr.com/photos/grendel…7630466053242/

Laundry list of items recently addressed, including –
Complete Service (oil change, fluids, belts, etc)
3rd gear sychro sleeve, teeth, ring and tranny oil replaced. All other synchros inspected and fine.
Complete Brake service – pads, sensors, rotors, bearings
Tie Rod Ends
Replaced oil lines from thermostat to engine and oil tank
Replace breather hose
Reseal breather plate
Replace temp sensor
Replace oil sending unit gasket
Replace oil pressure switch
Re-upholster front seats

At $35,000, this is a pretty good deal for a 930. This isn’t the lowest mileage or most perfect 930, but it is well presented and has had a host of important work done to it. At this price, you might even find a few non-turbo 3.2s of similar vintage for sale, albeit ones that are close to new condition. If I pull the 911 trigger one of these days, I’ll probably go for a Turbo-look 3.2, but there’s no doubt that a 930 in black with the classic Fuchs rims is timeless. This was the face of the 911 throughout the 1980s.

-Paul

1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Sonderwunsch

In an era when cars look more and more alike, enthusiasts with the means will always seek out a way to have something unique that is tailored to their tastes. Case in point, the Porsche “Sonderwunsch” program, which is currently known as Porsche Exclusive. This program offers buyers the opportunity to specify options and configurations not normally seen in the standard Porsche lineup, such as the famous 964 Speedster Widebody, a particular body or interior color to sample, or in the case of this 930 Turbo for sale in San Francisco, the Flachbau, or Slantnose option.

My fellow contributor Brian and I look back on the 1980s with fond memories from time to time and this 930 Slantnose pretty much epitomizes the era, in the same way the Testarossa did for Ferrari and the Countach did for Lamborghini. Finished in Grand Prix White with Fuchs wheels to match, it doesn’t get much more over the top than this.

1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose on eBay

GP White over Black 4-speed, 3.3 Turbo, upgraded turbocharger, Ruf intercooler, $103k MSRP. This is a factory M505 steel slantnose coupe and is 1 of 271 total cars built in 1988. Options include: steering wheel with raised hub, Heated seat left and right, LSD, GP White Fuchs, left seat lumbar support, velour luggage compartment, supple leather. $13k of recent maintenance including new clutch, engine reseal. Speedline multi-piece 18″ wheels are available separately for $5,500.

Like many 911s, values for the 930 Turbo have been strong over the years, and for those with the Slantnose option, even more so. It’s fairly rare that I see a high mileage Slantnose, as those who bought these cars typically had a stable of toys to choose from. For a 24 year old car then, the 40,000 miles covered is typical for one of these sports cars. If this were a 930 without the Slantnose, we might be looking at a $40,000 to $60,000 car, depending on mileage and provenance. At $70,000, this seems to be in the ballpark for what a Slantnose is worth, as I’ve seen a few come about in the $50,000 range and some edging close to six figures.

-Paul

1982 Porsche 911 SC

As the saying goes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” and that describes the story behind this 911 SC to a tee. Bought as a gift for his wife, the seller of this car quickly found out that he should have shopped at Tiffany, when his wife decided she needed a car that was easier to drive while sipping a latte.

Introduced in 1978, the 911 SC featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. With 204 bhp, razor sharp handling, and the distinct styling, the 911 SC has become a favorite in the Porsche lineup.

This low mileage Guards Red over black stunner for sale in Tucson, Arizona exemplifies what a 911 SC should be.

1982 Porsche 911 SC on eBay

I bought this awesome Porsche for my Fiancé as a Birthday/Wedding gift last month from a reputable broker. She drove it for a few miles and decided that she would rather have an automatic one! Are you kidding me?

Reason, I asked? Quote “I can’t hold my Starbucks!!” Are you kidding me?

So, here is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous, 1982 Porsche 911SC that is in very nice condition inside and out. This is a totally solid low mileage car that is a blast to drive. It is a very clean, unmolested car that has been very well kept over the years. This Targa is number 243 of only 2,426 vehicles imported for the US market in 1982. This car has lived in Arizona since 1994 and was bought new in December of 1981 at Lee Klinger Porsche Audi in Highland Park, IL. This Targa had an original MSRP of $39,500 all the back in 1982! This is a 4 owner car that is fully documented and has a FULL service history since brand new and mileage verified through service receipts. This little 911 still retains its original 2993cc drive train which is definitely something you do not see every day. There is nothing cooler then a driving vintage Porsche!

The exterior of the car is finished in the flashy color of Guards Red. Overall the paint looks good with a few chips and still retains a beautiful luster. The car has received one high quality repaint at some time in the past and looks excellent. It was a high quality job with no overspray or tape tines. Very hard for the novice eye to notice. The body is 100% rust free and is as straight as an arrow, as any Southwest car should be. All door gaps appear to be factory original and correct. Overall the underside is completely solid and rust free as any west coast car should be. All the weather stripping on the car is soft and supple. The factory Targa top seals up nicely and the vinyl was just redone recently, and is in excellent condition with no rips or ware. The window seals are all replaced and the Targa bar was removed, re-powder coated and re-installed. The car was just fully buffed and hand waxed and has a deep glossy shine.

The car is riding on fully reconditioned 16″ staggered Fuchs wheels. The barrels were all professionally polished and the centers re-painted. The tires are brand new 16″ BF Goodrich g-Force Sport performance directional radials in the correct OE sizes.

The very nice factory Black Leather interior is all original and looks excellent. The seats, door panels, carpet, and headliner all look perfect and really set the car off. All the gauges and lights work as they should. The original radio and speakers were replaced with a high dollar ($1000+) Rockford Fosgate sound system that sounds great. All the courtesy lights as well as all the running lights work as they should. Also the lights, horn, turn signals, defroster, and even the lighter work. All the glass and rubbers look excellent. The wind shield was also just replaced due to a rock chip and is BRAND NEW!

Mechanically, this 911 is in excellent condition! Anyone who knows Porsche knows that these early 80’s Porsches are regarded as the best years to own. The engine compartment is clean as a whistle and shows how well this car was kept. The motor is also very tight and doesn’t leak. The car just had a service here at Stuttgart Southwest in Tempe, AZ, and was given a clean bill of health and the motor has excellent compression and leakdown. Both the Engine and Trans are factory numbers matching. The suspension is tight and true and handles as a Porsche should. The car easily cruises at Autobahn speeds well over 100mph. The previous owner spent over $5000 doing performance upgrades o the car including high output plug wires, Bilstein Sport shocks, front and rear sway bars, Powerflow exhaust, Powerflow Intake, Stainless Steel brakes lines, short shifter, and all new bushings up front! He also had the torsion suspension lowered 1″ down to Euro Spec height. The odometer reads a bit over 55,000 miles, which is AutoCheck and CARFAX certified to be original. All systems work and the car does not over heat and is a true pleasure to drive. The Air Conditioning was just serviced and blows Ice Cold. This little diamond and is ready for the next cruise night or car show.

One of the nice things about this 911 that you don’t find in most cars is the complete service history. Over 30 pages of receipts and warrantee work will come with the car going all the way back to 1981 and its first 1000 mi service. It also documents the car mileage as well as its original purchase in Illinois and its move to the Southwest in the early 90s. The original owner’s manual will be included.

The bonnet is in excellent condition and still retains all of its factory carpeting as well as the space saver spare with the original jack and complete tool pouch. The original Porsche compressor is also included.

As the description states, it is in fact difficult to hold your Starbucks while driving this car, so if that is a deal breaker, this is certainly not the car for you. If frivolities like cup holders are low on your list, then this is certainly a car to consider. This is one of the best kept 930s I’ve seen in a long time, with documentation since new and a mere 1800 miles per year; this had to have been someone’s baby.

Clean as this car is, it’s priced well within reason. A 911 in this condition can easily fetch in the $26,000 to $27,000 range, making the $23,900 buy it now price, a great deal. This car is an amazing example of a well-kept 930 SC and a shining example of why jewelry is a better choice when buying a gift for your wife.

-Brian

 

1978 Porsche 930

Porsche was one of the first car companies to offer a turbocharged engine and this car, the Porsche 930, was where that experiment began. Before they were withdrawn from the US market in 1980 and reintroduced in 1985, the first 930s to hit these shores were notorious beasts. With a propensity for oversteer due to a rear engine layout and a fair bit of turbo lag, these were not easy cars to drive. Those who mastered the quirks, though, had a competitive advantage in this car compared to other performance vehicles of the era. The 1978 model saw an increase to 300 horsepower, which was a massive amount for its day. This particular 930 was owned by a mature gentleman and has seen only 28,000 miles. It also benefitted from an extensive refresh 2,000 miles ago, as the seller comprehensively documents.

1978 Porsche 930

Rewind back to 1978 and imagine a car so powerful that it could hit 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Imagine a car that literally turned the world upside down, the car was the Porsche 930. First introduced in 1975 with a non-intercooled turbocharged 3.0 flat 6 it set records and was the object of lust for every car lover on the planet. It not only captivated people with its power, it stirred passion for its flared fendered in your face appearance and it garnered respect for the many people it killed with it’s tricky at the limit handling. What a car! Now imagine this car with almost twice that power….

In 1978 Porsche refined the formula slightly by bumping displacement to 3.3 liters, adding intercooling and upgrading the brakes and suspension. The changes were a huge leap forward and transformed an amazing car to a life changing one. These cars were incredibly hard to come by, in fact Porsche imported just 461 1978 930 Turbo’s and this car is the very last 1978 made, being VIN # 9308800461!

This 930 was a very special car being a Paint to Sample (PTS) car when ordered new. I have been unable to cross reference the paint code to get an official paint color but to me it looks like Porsche Slate Gray Metallic. It has been a desert SW car its entire life and has covered just 28k miles.

The car originally belonged to an older gentleman who drove the car sparingly. Due to excessive sitting the car needed some updates and oil leaks fixed. It was taken to the Porsche store for this work and the classic slippery slope started…. At 26k miles this particular car underwent a very thorough mechanical refresh and not a penny was spared. If you are looking for a car that has had a cost no object build here it is! You couldn’t duplicate this for $100k. Everything is well documented with thousands in receipts from the best vendors in the Porsche business.
Here is what has been done:

Motor:
Complete Engine Rebuild- Matching #’s case
3.4 Liter RUF Mahle P&C’s 7.5-1 Compression
ARP Head Studs
AASCO High Performance Valve job with springs and titanium retainers
Ollies Machine Shop- Balance, rebuild rods, Crankshaft magnafluxed polished and heat treated
911SC Cams
Kokeln Ball Bearing Turbo
Kokeln Intercooler
Tial 46mm wastegate (1 bar)
Nology Wires
B&B Polished headers w/heat
B&B Polished Exhaust
Fuel Distributor recurved
Rennline Polished Alternator Strap
New ERP copper oil cooler lines and thermostat
New engine chains and rails, CDI box, Fuel Accumulator
Billet Valve Covers and aluminum sump plate
WEVO Engine Mounts
Transmission-
915 5-speed conversion
Full Transmission Rebuild
RSR 6lb lightweight flywheel
RSR Carbon Kevlar Clutch
Limited Slip
WEVO Shifter
WEVO transmission mounts
Suspension-
Smart racing 23mm front and rear swaybars with reinforced mounts
Hollow 22mm front and 29mm rear torsion bars
ERP Bump Steer Kit
Custom Valved Bilsteins w/reinforced spindles with front camber adjustability
Rear mono-ball bushings
New plastic front, rear and spring plate bushings
Hawk Performance Brake pads
Interior:
Sparco Torino Seats in real leather and alacantara
RS Door Panels
RS Carpet kit w/ rear seat delete
Alacantara Dash and headliner
Rennline Pedals
Rennline Track Mats
Autopower roll bar color matched in Slate Gray
Sparco Touring 4pt belts
Momo Corsa steering wheel
Rennline Blower motor cover
Rennline battery tie down
Rennline kill switch
Boost gauge in clock location
Exterior:
New in the box genuine RUF 9×17 front and 10×17 rear Wheels
H4 Headlight Upgrade
Oil cooler intake scoop

To drive this car now is to really understand the word OUTRAGEOUS! This is not a car suitable for a novice driver or someone new to air-cooled Porsche’s. Having driven hundreds of air-cooled Porsche’s I can honestly say this is one of the most powerful ones I have ever driven. It makes ungodly power yet manages to be more civilized than a stock 930. The addition of more displacement, high compression, a more modern turbocharger and a 5-speed transmission literally transform this car. It is not for the faint of heart but if you want one of the coolest 930’s to roam the streets here is your car.

You will note that the build centered on the mechanicals and interior of the car. These items are 100% done and sorted. The exterior of the car has not been touched and depending on how someone might want to use the car could stand being taken to the next level. The glass, trim and rubber are all gorgeous but the paint is definitely showing its age. From 10 feet or in pictures it looks great, however it is suffering from issues such as clear coat hazing, cracking and is in need of a respray if you want it to match to caliber of the rest of the car. To just drive and enjoy it.

The car will come complete with all the books and manuals, the Certificate of Authenticity, complete documentation of all the upgrades/service done, original tool kit, air-pump and 3 original Porsche keys. What an amazing car!

It’s rare that I ever say this about any car, but I don’t think there is one thing I would change on this 930. The paint to sample color, history, modifications…for me, this car is perfect. Regardless of vintage, any 911 Turbo will be a pricey proposition. The 930 models are averaging in the $40,000 to $60,000 range, depending on originality and mileage. The seller informs us that this car is going for half of what the 1979 930 we featured last week is advertised. With this kind of presentation, provenance and a slew of tasteful mods, I’d say we are right on the mark in terms of value.

-Paul

Very expensive 1979 Porsche 930 Resto Mod

This 930 has been thoroughly stripped down and beefed up from a bare shell into a pretty wicked sounding beast.

The 930 Turbo was no slouch back when it was new. With 300 boosted horses from the 3.0 liter in 1979 it provided a forced air induction breath of fresh air amongst the many other low power offerings of the era.

This 911 has a rebuilt engine with a near race exhaust. I wish the seller went into more details about what the rebuild entailed as the ask price is so high I would expect some new high end internals.

The car has monster rims, 18″x12″ out back and a fiberglass widebody kit to contain them.

Inside a new roll bar is in place, which should help stiffen the chassis and maybe make the car eligible for some track events.

The seller says there are $130,000 in receipts and milage is listed as 115 since the rebuild. I’d be curious how much is really on the car and the transmission. The ask price is a fairly insane $95,000, you could get two nice stock 930 Turbos for that price.

1979 Porsche 930 Resto Mod on eBay

The car sounds pretty nice in a video, love the turbo spool noise:

 

~Evan

Ruf Something Or Other For Sale – 1980 Porsche 930

So… if I am the kind of guy that has a Ruf car in his/her garage I am going to know exactly what I have.  Here we have a Ruf tuned 1980 Porsche 930.

What level of tune, I have no idea.  CTR?  BTR?  Not sure, but it has 475 horsepower whatever it is.

1980 Ruf Porsche 930 For Sale:

From the seller –

“ruf 1985 930 911 turbo 475 din .hp power very fast car one of the fastest cars of the 80 top speed 200 Q mile low 12 mint condtion have owned fore 17 year very rare car call bill 774=249596. TH CAR IS A 1985 GERMAN CAR IS A RUF HAS MA TITLE SO SAME CAR GO THROUGH BARRET JAKSON FOR 129000.”

What?  I am not even sure what this means.  My guess it the seller bought a 1980 Porsche 930 and had some Ruf updates installed.  This is not to be confused with a factory built CTR or BTR.  Those cars can cost anywhere from $60-130k.  This is a very nice car and very very fast.  Probably a $50k car all day long.

You know what would be nice, some more detail.  I hate having to guess at what we are looking at.  But other than some cryptic pictures we don’t have much to go on.  The exhaust and wheels are Ruf spec but without a motor shot there is no way of knowing what level of tune we are looking at.

Potential buyers, it’s time to start asking questions.  The ambiguity of the ad might make for a good buying opportunity for the right person.

Be careful out there!

~Aaron.