The Classic Sale At Silverstone Festival 25th - 27th August 2023

+ buyers premium of 12.5% plus VAT (15% incl VAT) on the first £300,000 of the hammer and 10% plus VAT (12% incl VAT) thereafter 139 Registration: TGL 911Y Chassis No.: WPOZZZ93ZDS000807 Estimate: £42,000 - £50,000 Specialist: Charles Smalley Telephone No: 07421 007866 Lot 638 1983 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo During 1977/78, the 930 Turbo’s capacity went up from 3 to 3.3-litres and an air-to-air intercooler was positioned under the rear spoiler. The spoiler was re- profiled and raised slightly to make room for the intercooler assembly, and this meant saying goodbye to the signature ‘whale-tail’ and welcoming the equally distinctive ‘tea-tray’. By cooling the pressurised air charge, power was increased from 260bhp to 300bhp, bringing the 0-60mph time down to 5 seconds, and the larger engine helped reduce a lot of the turbo lag inherent in the earlier version. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on the 917 race car but was able to keep the original strengthened gearbox, which had the benefit of freeing up space inside the casing for larger and stronger gear clusters, with an impressive torque capacity of 475lb/ft. From 1983, the engine was developed further and, whilst the new 930/66 engine offered no more power, there was a significant increase in torque. Dating from 1983 and on offer from long term ownership, TGL 911Y has sadly remained in storage since 2010 and could be described as a ‘garage find’. It was purchased by the present owner in 2007 and enjoyed as intended until an immobiliser and fuel pump issue dictated a period off-road, however, due to a change in circumstances and a period of ill-health, the Porsche has remained interred until this very day. It will come to auction as it was when removed from storage with no attempt to start or enhance the vehicle in any way, highlighting its originality and future potential. It should be noted at this point that, until the immobiliser issue, the vehicle was reported to have been running and performing extremely well. It’s finished in Schwarz Black with Black Hide as it was when originally supplied by London motor trader, Charles Follett, in May 1983 and is accompanied by a comprehensive service record and history file detailing works completed over the intervening years including a speedometer change in 2000 at circa 74,000 miles and a gearbox rebuild in 2004. Porsche 911 Turbo prices constantly appear to surprise, and to find an example such as this - unmolested and crying out for some care and attention, must surely provide a very rare opportunity, at a very sensible price level, to get your foot on the first rung of, not only Porsche ownership but Porsche Turbo ownership. Your early inspection is welcomed and encouraged to fully appreciate the amount of work that may be required to return this classic Turbo to the road and the potential that is on offer. Classic 3.3-litre Turbo from long-term storage and in need of some recommissioning. More Details Lot 638 Bid On Lot 638