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25 July 2015

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Lot 104

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Coupe

  • Chassis no. WP0JB0931KS050487
  • Engine no. 68K00909
  • Gearbox no. 2K01646

Sold for $176,000


Type 930. 300 bhp, 3,299 cc SOHC horizontally opposed air-cooled six-cylinder engine with a single turbocharger and Bosch electronic fuel injection, G50 five-speed manual transmission, independent front and rear suspension, and ventilated and cross-drilled power disc brakes. Wheelbase: 89.4 in.

  • Last year of the 930 Turbo; the most sought-after model
  • Single-family ownership for the past 19 years; 55,000 kilometers from new
  • Highly desirable “triple black” combination
  • Only two owners from new


The K-program Type 930 Turbo was the most powerful of Porsche’s 911 series for 1989, equipped with a 3.3-liter engine developing 282 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 287 foot-pounds of torque at 4,000 rpm. This engine was fitted with DME engine management, a Lambda sensor, and catalytic converters to meet exhaust emission requirements. The transaxle was a modern G50 five-speed manual, the clutch was hydraulically assisted, and there were larger anti-roll bars of 22-millimeter diameter in front and 18 millimeters in the rear. Larger and thicker ventilated and cross-drilled brake rotors were fitted to bring the Turbo down from speed.

Menacing in “triple black” (black paint over black seats and a black headliner), this particular 1989 Turbo left the factory fitted with a long list of very desirable options, including an electric sunroof with wind deflector, limited-slip differential, electrically adjustable driver and passenger sport seats, a Blaupunkt Reno stereo system, and a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel with a raised hub. It was sold new on June 30, 1989, by Heimrath Porsche in Scarborough, Ontario, to Peter Woo, of North York. Mr. Woo enjoyed the car until 1994, by which time it had accrued about 25,000 kilometers. The car’s warranty book indicates that the car was regularly serviced at Heimrath Porsche. The second owner and his family have since added an additional 25,000 kilometers, until the car was stored. The Turbo has been rarely driven in recent years, and its odometer currently reads 51,293 kilometers (about 33,000 miles), which is believed to be accurate.

The Turbo includes many luxury features, including tinted glass; air conditioning; a center console; electric windows, door locking, and security system; a leather interior with model-specific “Turbo” carpeting and floor mats; headlamp washers; and a rear wiper. The outside rear-view mirrors were electrically controlled and heated. The front valance was fitted with a rubber spoiler that continued up to meet the front fender flares and also contained an integrated pair of fog lamps. A large rear spoiler with an upraised rubber edge covered the intercooler. The factory exhaust system was replaced with a stainless Borla twin-outlet exhaust, and a larger aftermarket intercooler and Gemballa tachometer/boost gauge were added as well, though the factory exhaust and intercooler remain with the car. As offered, the original wheels have been re-installed, though a set of aftermarket 17-inch RUF Speedline wheels with tires, 9 inches wide up front and 10 inches in the rear, are included as well. It is recommended that the current tires fitted be replaced prior to any vigorous driving. Finally, the Turbo includes a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, its original owner’s manual and warranty book, the original collapsible spare wheel, and a complete tool kit.

This gleaming black 930 has recently received a professional service and detail, including a fresh oil change, fluid check, new hood and trunk struts, and a new battery. An icon of the turbo-charged era, this Porsche promises many exciting and very fast miles for its next owner.

Please contact our exclusive automotive transportation partner, Reliable Carriers, for a shipping quote or any other information on the transport of this vehicle.

Alexander Weaver

aweaver@rmsothebys.com

+1 864 313 6844
California, United States

Alexander Weaver joined RM Sotheby’s in 2011 as a Car Specialist after graduating from Furman University in South Carolina. Born... read more

Augustin Sabatié-Garat

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+44 (0) 74 1511 4179
United Kingdom

Augustin Sabatié-Garat joined RM Europe in 2012 as a Car Specialist after more than a decade in the collector car hobby. Gradua... read more

Barney Ruprecht

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+1 203 912 7168
Ontario, Canada

Barney’s interest in classic cars began at an early age after being introduced to his father’s all-original 1965 Porsche 911. Barney l... read more

David Swig

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+1 415 302 2247
California, United States

David Swig joined RM Sotheby’s West Coast division as a Car Specialist in May 2015. David is a life-long automobile enthusi... read more

Don Rose

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+1 617 513 0388
United States

Don joined RM in 2006 after several years of professionally trading sports and classic cars, and after earning a reputation as a noted... read more

Donnie Gould

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+1 954 566 2209
Florida, United States

Donnie Gould joined the RM team in 2002 as a partner and Car Specialist after more than two decades in the vintage automobile auction ... read more

Gord Duff

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

Gord Duff began his journey with RM Sotheby’s in 1998. Since then, he has gained an intimate knowledge of a variety of marques a... read more

Jake Auerbach

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+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Jake Auerbach got his start in the automotive industry at an early age, spending his summers during high school working at a classic c... read more

Kurt Forry

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+1 717 623 1638
California, United States

Having worked for Bonhams’ Automobilia department for over 10 years, Kurt Forry joined RM Sotheby’s with more than a decad... read more

Matt Malamut

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+1 805 231 6410
California, United States

A long-time car enthusiast and Southern California native, Matt studied Automotive Technology at San Diego Miramar College and complet... read more

Michael Squire

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Michael Squire joined RM Sotheby’s European Division in the summer of 2016. He comes to RM with a prestigious racing background ... read more

Mike Fairbairn

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+1 519 352 4575
Ontario, Canada

As one of the three founding partners of RM Sotheby’s, Mike has a long-standing interest in the classic car industry. Graduating... read more

Oliver Camelin

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+44 (0) 75 0110 7447
United Kingdom

With an extensive background in exotic sports car history and sales, a particular passion for American curves, and fluency in three la... read more

Paul Darvill

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+44 (0) 20 7851 7070
United Kingdom

Paul Darvill joined the RM Sotheby’s European team at the beginning of 2015. Paul holds a degree in French and Politics from the... read more

Pete Fisher

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+1 519 784 9300
Ontario, Canada

Pete Fisher was first introduced to antique cars in high school, working for Classic Coachworks in his hometown of Blenheim, Ontario. ... read more

Shelby Myers

smyers@rmsothebys.com

+1 310 559 4575
California, United States

Shelby Myers grew up with the classic car industry infused into every aspect of his life. He had the unique opportunity to watch the R... read more

Tonnie Van der Velden

tvandervelden@rmsothebys.com

+31 653 84 19 60
United Kingdom

Tonnie Van der Velden joined RM Sotheby’s European division in September 2015 as a Car Specialist. A lifelong enthusiast, Tonnie... read more