Marking the only year in which the 930 came equipped with the improved G50 5-speed manual transmission, this 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo is one of 600 U.S. market Cabriolets produced for the model year. This example comes finished in Grand Prix White over Black leather upholstery and features optional Sport Seats along with a shortened gearshift lever, a limited-slip differential, and more. It is reported to have been initially delivered to Long Beach California in November 1988 and shipped to Maui, Hawaii, in 1989 where it was kept for several years before arriving in Milan, Italy. The car was then imported to New York in 2005 and is now being offered for auction out of Pennsylvania with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and approximately 57k miles showing on the odometer.
The 930 is characterized by its wide Turbo-specific fenders and tea tray rear spoiler. This example comes finished in Grand Prix White with a replacement black convertible soft top along with a matching tonneau cover. Other equipment includes a front valence with integrated fog lights and a chin spoiler, headlight washers, a periscope-style third brake light, and a dual-tipped exhaust muffler. A set of aftermarket straked side air intakes, boxed rocker panels, and Euro-style brake light covers have been added. Aftermarket Fiske 3-piece wheels come dressed in Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport tires mounted at approximately 48k miles in May 2015. The seller notes very slight paint imperfections on the front bumper, driver’s side rear quarter panel, and lower driver’s side door. Additional images are provided in the gallery along with a clean CARFAX report.
The cabin presents Black leather upholstery and factory options including Sport Seats, a raised steering wheel hub, a shortened gearshift lever, and a black velour-carpeted luggage compartment. Modifications include Billet aluminum ignition key trim, black leather MOMO shift knob, a matching shifter boot, Porsche-crested door handles, Lloyd floor mats with “Turbo” embroidery, upgraded doorstops, a Blaupunkt CD stereo, and Polk speakers. The seller notes the seat bolsters were reupholstered, a minor scratch is present on the driver’s side door leather insert, a 2" section of the piping on the driver's seat shows some wear, and all gauge bulbs have been replaced.
A turbocharged and intercooled 3.3-liter flat-six engine provides up to 282 HP and 289 lb.-ft of torque to the rear wheels through a 5-speed G50/50 manual transaxle and an optional limited-slip differential. The seller adds that Mylar-backed engine soundproofing has been installed, an AC R134 conversion was completed in 2014, a previous owner installed a Borla exhaust system and a 1.0 bar wastegate spring. Additionally, the ECU and coil are said to have been replaced upon the seller’s acquisition, and an AM02 recall fix was performed at approximately 29k miles in January 2006. The seller also states the valves were adjusted every 10k miles and the hydraulic fluid was purged and replaced during brake servicing. The front/rear struts have been replaced, the suspension bushings were upgraded, and the car was rebalanced and aligned at 42k miles in May 2012. A host of service documentation will accompany the sale.
This sale will include a clean title, owner's manuals, a toolkit, a spare tire, an air pump, a battery charger, the original brake light covers, some original interior parts, a host of documentation, and a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity.
The seller would like you to know: “As a dedicated Porschephile, I have cherished this car from day one and have taken care of it as this fabulous icon deserves. It runs perfectly and truly is a visceral beast. Now, for one very lucky person, I have decided that it's time for someone else to enjoy this magnificent car. It is a runner and very clean. This is no garage queen and should not be treated as such. The car is in super shape and is ready to go!”
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