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1985 Porsche 911 Turbo (930)

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  • Mileage~111,000
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine3.3L
  • LocationKenilworth


1985 Porsche 911 Turbo (930)

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Kulraj Singh Salh

More often than not, the first image that springs to mind when you think of a 911 is the original Turbo, the 930, aka the widow maker.

The 930 was produced by Porsche between 1975 to 1989, it was known to the public as the 911 Turbo and was the top-of-the-range 911 model available for its entire production. It was also the fastest production car available in Germany. The first generation featured a 3.0L block pushing out 256BHP, and then later bored out to 3.3L and an air to air intercooler added helping to push the output to 296BHP. All this in a car with no real driver aids made it a real handful.

This particular example is a matching numbers car finished in the popular Guards Red paint with black leather interior, restored in 2017 and coming out of 3 and half years ownership. Coming to market freshly serviced, it will be sold with 12 months MOT so that it's ready from the get go.

This auction listing was written from information supplied by Kulraj after meeting Adam the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I'm a self confessed Porsche fan, owning this Turbo has been a pleasure, albeit frightening at times!

Adam has had this car for nearly 4 years, having owned 3 other 911s previously, acquiring an original 911 Turbo was something he'd been building towards for some time. This example caught his eye, looking for a car that wouldn't suffer the typical body issues from 911s of this era, this car having had a windows out respray and restoration in 2017 made it ideal.

He's the kind of guy who has a garage full of everything you need from servicing a classic, all the way through to detailing, and it shows. Adam's just carried out a service on the vehicle including valve clearance/tappet adjustment, and the car looked beautiful clearly having been mop and polished recently. An opportunity to acquire a property abroad now means that he's looking to free up some capital, and so Adam is downsizing his collection, this 930 coming to auction first. He'll be happy to answer any questions you have in the comments section below.

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A solid restored car finished in the classic Guards Red colour, it's the definitive 911 wide body shape.

Wheels and Tyres

Sitting on original Fuchs, the deep dish 9" rear wheels are quite something, not many cars in the '80s came with wheels like these from the factory.

They present in good condition all around, painted black as was the standard factory option for these 911s. Wrapped in Yokohama tyres on the front, and Bridgestones on the rear with plenty of tread left on all of the wheels.


Flared arches to accommodate the wider track, along with that iconic spoiler, transformed the classic 911 silhouette. This Turbo had a restoration in 2017 that included the "kidney bowls" as they are known being replaced on both sides, making it a solid example with no corrosion observed on our visit.

Panel gaps and shut-lines all look good across the car, the underside also looking in smart condition.

Please view the video and photo gallery to see the body in detail.


Finished in Guards Red, a popular colour for an an iconic air-cooled Porsche, the paint looks excellent on this car having had a windows out respray as part of the restoration in 2017.

Even in colour and finish across all panels, the only points to note are a couple of small stone chips, one on the offside front wing and another on the nearside scuttle - please view the video footage to see the paint across the car.

Glass and Trim

Glass and trim on the car look in great condition. The windscreen has been replaced at some point and is in excellent condition too.

The rubber window seals as observed in the videos look good, and other areas such as the door handles and window frames are finished in satin black with no marks. The rubber and plastic trim across the car looks in very good condition, a solid black colour and not faded like you often see - the bottom of the "tea tray" rubber could be smartened up we think.

Take a look through the extensive photos for a detailed view.


The classic 911 layout, rev counter and boost gauge take centre stage with leather sports seats you'll be pinned back in.

Seats and Carpets

Black leather with red piping, a classic choice for the interior on this car. The seats present in good condition, in line with the mileage and use. There is some wear to the outer bolster piping on the drivers side, but other than that, the leather looks good.

The carpets look to be original and the wear is in line with the age / mileage of the car.

Watch the video of the cabin to see the condition.


Extended in black leather, the black backed dials with contrasting orange needles look in great condition.

Adam reports that he refreshed the dials and rubber rings that surround them, now looking very smart.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

This example has been fitted with an aftermarket Momo steering wheel, rather than the slightly awkward looking original item. It presents in good condition, the leather free from any major wear.

The gearstick is an original item finishes in black leather.


296BHP generated from this 3.3L turbo flat six - all that power to the rear wheels left many drivers caught out when the car launched.

Engine and Gearbox

Under that iconic "tea tray" spoiler is the beating heart on this Turbo. With the additional components, it's a jam packed engine bay, Porsche using all the space they had to get the most out of the 3.3L block.

We actioned a cold start on the car and it leapt in to life on the first request and sounded great. Not a surprise given the car has just been serviced, which included valve clearance adjustments as per Porsche's specification.

Adam also reports the car changes through all 4 gears with with ease.

Suspension and Brakes

Larger brakes were fitted on the 930, along with drilled discs to help the car come to a stop faster than the naturally aspirated sibling.

Adam has had the brakes serviced last year, and reports that the car has no knocks or rattles from the suspension.

The Drive

The car is known as the widow maker, and Adam reports he can understand why; "When the turbo kicks in over 4,000rpm, it really does pin you back, it's an experience that can be quite addictive".

Electrics and Other

There are no issues with the main electrics, e.g. alarm, sunroof, windows, lights and radio all function well. However Adam mentions that the wing mirrors and driver's seat actuators may need to be attended to if the new owner wishes.

The car was fitted with air conditioning from new, the pipes etc are all still fitted, but the compressor has been disconnected when the restoration was completed - it comes with the car as pictured.

History and Paperwork

A restored 911 Turbo, finished in the popular colour of Guards Red with black leather interior, freshly prepared for sale.

A RHD example, matching numbers coming with the original service books and and certificate of authenticity, restored in 2017.

The service book indicates that this car was a C15, and was originally destined for Hong Kong. However, it was first serviced on 27.06.1985 in London and the V5 states registration as 09.07.1985 indicating that the car may have actually lived in the UK potentially due to a cancelled international order.

The car is coming out of over 3.5 years of ownership, it hasn't been used much over the past year and half with the pandemic restrictions. Still, it has been serviced by Adam along with his other Porsches, the car will also be given a fresh MOT for sale for the new owner. In his ownership, Adam has actioned a number of service / maintenance jobs on the car; new turbo dump valve gaskets, new front fuel pump, CDI unit and alternator reconditioned, calipers refurbishment.

We've actioned checks on; Seller ID, V5C, HPi.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
08.07.2021 Service 111,129
24.07.2020 MOT 110,866
23.07.2020 Service 110,864
21.09.2017 MOT 110,779
20.08.2017 Service 110,777
29.04.2015 MOT 110,741
08.05.2014 Service + MOT 110,628
07.08.2012 Service + MOT 110,207
21.03.2011 MOT 109,999
28.08.2009 MOT 109,833
03.06.2005 Service + MOT 108,654
18.05.2004 MOT 108,328
08.05.2003 MOT 107,805
28.12.2001 MOT 106,891
09.11.2001 Service 106,750
27.05.2001 Service 104,276
12.01.2001 MOT 103,073
23.10.1998 MOT 98,536
27.01.1998 Service 93,111
17.08.1996 Service 72,679
14.11.1995 Service 66,006
27.10.1993 Service 61,513
28.05.1992 Service 56,635
03.04.1990 Service 41,103
20.05.1989 Service 35,400
14.02.1988 Service 23,980
05.04.1987 Service 13,250
27.06.1985 Service 2,042
Key Details
  • Model911 Turbo (930)
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date1985
  • CC3,299
  • Mileage~111,000
  • ColourGuards Red
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimLeather
  • Chassis #WP0ZZZ93ZFS000556
  • Engine #67F00585
  • Matching #sYes
  • Last Service2021
  • RestoredYes
  • MOTFresh 12 months on purchase
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers18
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned3.5 years
  • Key FeatureCondition

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2 years ago

Hi Adam,
Im a classic car virgin, I’ve not been able to get up to see the car so I’m a bit concerned that I might be buying trouble, can you vouch for the car because I’m bidding now and getting nervous, having looked a couple of 930 turbo, from your experience do you think the engine and gearbox have had any work, does it drive well, is the gear change good, they always seem a bit sloppy. Rgds graham.

2 years ago

Thank you so much

2 years ago

Can I ask if the engine had any major work carried out please.

  Adam P
2 years ago

Fantastic thank you I’ll continue to bid. I’m sorry Did I speak to you about the black 930 turbo, somebody was going to call me when the exhaust was repaired.
Rgds graham ———–


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