Porsche 930 Turbo on 2040-cars
San Jose, California, United States
All original, no excuses, car. In 1986, the legendary 930 Turbo returned to North America, after being absent since the 1979 model year. As such, this is an NA car, not a gray market car. And what better expression of 1980s excellence in cars is there? White gold exterior with gray green leather, carpet, and gray flannel cloth inserts. Factory option center painted Fuchs with colored crest caps. Sports seats L/R, heated seats L/R. Very unique color combination, not the common black/back, Guards red/tan or silver/black. The collector's market has been placing a premium on unique colorways in recent years. I am the third owner. The second owner held the car for 23 years and sold it to me when he retired and left southern California. Car comes with the original window sticker (from when it was sold as a used vehicle in 1990 to the prior owner by Carlson Porsche in Palo Alto for $55,300), a recently issued Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (to me), partially stamped service book, all manuals, etc. At 101,667, the car had a full engine rebuild by Andial Road and Racing in Santa Ana, arguably the most famous and respected Porsche tuning and service/racing shop in California (Porsche has since bought them). Car also had front and rear rotors and pads and a bunch of misc stuff. Total bill in excess of $22K. This was done by the prior owner. Since I got the car: At 104,498, the car had a major service at Lucient Technology, where it got new Bridgestone tires, all fluids and filters changed, fuel accumulator replaced, ignition replaced, AC converted to R34, axle boots, battery, and a number of misc trim details fixed at a cost of $6,972.50. The full carpet set was replaced with a custom ordered Belgian reproduction (Lakewell Classic Car interiors), just like OEM. The interior was cleaned and detailed, rubber seals were replaced, and a worn seat area was replaced, over $3,800 invested. The wheels were refinished and areas severely stone chipped were re-shot and tiny tiny parking lot dings were repaired ($3,400). Steering wheel was 100% restored to stock and is in a box. A vintage period correct Momo Prototipo was installed ($1,500 for both). Car does not only show very well, it drives even better. I have polished every issue out of the car mechanically, etc., yet, it's still a "driver" car and can (and should) be used and enjoyed as designed. If you look hard enough, you'll find a small stain on the rear passenger seat, a stone chip or two, a place where the flat black might be re-shot, broken dust door on the OEM cassette deck, but you have to REALLY look for them. To me, it's the perfect outcome of original (there is patina, the car appears "balanced" in appearance and age inside and outside and under the hood) and restored with a light and careful touch, but backed with a significant investment in polish and work. The high milage is more than offset with the re-fresh of the car, the rebuilt engine, the brakes. ALL work has less than 4K miles on it. All my work has less than 1K miles on it. Car is stored in a hanger and driven in the dry on weekends and weeknights. SoCal car since 1990. Passed Smog and has certificate. This is the real deal. Not modded (except window tint), no excuses or stories or questions on condition. Some of the best in their field have had their hands on this car's recent work. Anyone following the air-cooled Porsche market knows these cars are on fire. Compared to a pre-'74 911 S, or a 2.7 Carrera, they continue to be the best performance/exclusivity/cost value in the eco-system.
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The design of the Porsche Panamera has been divisive, to say the least. Pretty much any Porsche with four doors was going to draw the ire of enthusiasts, but the fast-back-style roofline, prominent curves and seemingly never-ending hood have particularly irked some brand loyalists.
We hope you have seven minutes to kill. RSR Nürburgring recently took the time to pit Sabine Schmitz and her slightly modified Porsche 911 GT3 RS against Ron Simons and his Ferrari 458 Italia in a sparring match around the infamous Green Hell. The clip begins with the two drivers engaging in a smidgeon of smack talk before the two get down to the business of beating each other's doors off around one of the most challenging courses in the world. Simons calls his car superior to Schmitz's 911, while Schmitz says she's up against nothing more than a Fiat driven by an old Dutch man.
Don't hold any punches, you two.
We won't spoil the finale for you, but we will say the tango is worth watching. At the end, the loser calls for a rematch. We can't wait to see that throwdown. Check out the clip below for yourself.
The Turbo S will dispatch the Nürburgring in "well under seven and a half minutes."
Porsche is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its 911 Turbo in the best possible way: by announcing the next-generation of the rear-engined beast. The 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S are here, and man oh man, do they seem like the business.