1979 Porsche 911 TurboSOLD

AutoSport 2007 Auction, The NEC - Birmingham UK, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Estimate: ú17,000-20,000

Sold: ú16,500

By the mid 1970's the Porsche 911 had already reached legendary status, both on and of the track, and since the car's launch in 1965 the Stuttgart factory's engineers had found ways to squeeze more power from the 2 to 3 litre flat six cylinder engines. During this time the 911's dramatic development had much to do with the frantic racing programme that was used to expand the range; no other car can claim such a linier heritage to racing as the 911.

The road cars benefited as well as the race cars of this era, hailing a new dawn in motoring and perhaps one of the most famous marriages in modern sports car production, that of the Porsche 911 and the Turbo charger. First introduced in 1975 the production 911 Turbo was directly derived from the cars used in endurance racing and used a 3 litre engine with a 4 speed gearbox. These early examples were quite crude although very powerful, and were superseded in 1977 by the more familiar 3.3 litre version produced until 1989. With a larger intercooler and better brakes this Turbo was far more refined, however it had not lost the performance edge with a healthy 300 bhp on tap the car still had that legendary turbo kick.

The result was nothing more than staggering as the car sold in the thousands, an instant classic it was the definitive sports car of its age.

This fine example presented here from 1979 is finished in the very striking and period 'Martini' white, blue/ red livery, with a matching interior. Described by the vendor as in very good overall condition the car comes with a full service history, MoT until April '07 and a history file containing many old MoT's. A fine example of a true driver's sports car.

Reference Number 5557

as of 12/23/2006

Car 1979 Porsche 911 Turbo
VIN 9309700366