The 930 was not the first car available with a turbocharger, but Porsche was the first manufacturer to really master turbo technology for both road and track, and the 911 Turbo has become the most enduring turbocharged road car of them all. Porsche applied what had been learned about turbos from the dominant 917/10 and 917/30 Can-Am cars to the 911, and the first production version of the car, known internally as the 930, was introduced at the 1974 Paris Motor Show. Its 3.0-liter engine made 260 horsepower with a single turbo, and the most noticeable differences from the standard 911 were the "whale tail" rear spoiler, wider wheels and flared wheel arches for the wider tires mandated by the engine's power. The 930's distinctive silhouette became an iconic one in the 1970s and 1980s, and early air-cooled 911 Turbos are both highly respected and sought after by discerning collectors.
This 1982 Porsche 930 is a beautiful example that is finished in red and has a black leather interior, correct Fuchs wheels, sunroof, Sony CD player, heater and air conditioning. It was sold new in Europe and remained there for several years before being brought to the United States, where it was sold to its last owner in 1998. At that time, the car received a mechanical overhaul and in 2010 was fitted with Maxflo stainless steel exhaust and a larger turbo to give an estimated 330 horsepower. Other recent and important maintenance includes a new clutch 15,000 miles ago, new transmission and shift linkage in 2011, new steering wheel and new speedometer. It has received all other necessary maintenance and has been fully documented since 1998. A very well kept 930 with 44,000 original miles, it is a strong original car that has never seen the abuse that many other 930s unfortunately have. An honest and clean example, it will make a fine addition to any collection and of course one that will be a blast to drive.