Ask any Porsche enthusiast who grew up in the 70s/80s what their dream car is, and you’ll likely find the most common answer to be “the 930, obviously”. This is the iconic poster-car of it’s time and truly represented the height of obtainable success and performance in it’s day, and carries it's following forward as strong (maybe even more strong) 30+ years later.
With that in mind, we are excited to introduce you to our Porsche Classic Restoration Competition contestant for 2020 - this 1986 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo. This car arrived at our doorstep in rough but drivable condition. Most notably, the car fell victim of the 90’s craze to fit these cars with 964-style fibreglass bodykits. The original impact bumpers have been replaced by cracked and ill-fitting fibreglass examples, topped off with a set of 993 twist wheels. The engine leaks and burns oil (over a quart every 200km), and the car vibrates profusely any time the clutch is engaged/disengaged. Shifts are crunchy and out-of-place modifications have been littered throughout. Despite it’s scruffy appearance, this is still a low mileage (only 128k km), accident free, and extremely solid base of a very rare and desirable 911.
The Porsche Classic Restoration Competition allows Porsche dealerships from across Canada to purchase and restore a classic Porsche of their choice, with the ultimate goal to impress the carefully-selected Porsche judging board on final unveiling day. Teams will be judged on the quality of their restoration, and of course, ability to complete the car by the deadline.
Upon completion, we want this car to be a reliable turn-key driver that you can comfortably hop in and take for a spin any time. We want to bring the car back to it’s iconic 80’s 930 look, while allowing room for some modern updates and special touches to set it apart from the crowd. We’ll be giving the car a top-to-bottom mechanical and aesthetic refresh using genuine OEM Porsche-Classic parts, including replacement of it’s original impact bumpers and body panels, as well as a concours-level repaint in it’s original “White Gold” colour.
We look forward to sharing the progress with you as this Turbo comes back to life. This project aims to showcase the resources available at Porsche Centre's today, to maintain and revitalize classic Porsche vehicles. With our Porsche Classic trained technicians and an incredible OEM parts catalogue at hand, this will be a very exciting opportunity. Keep an eye on our social media accounts for plenty of photos and more information!
- By Jarod Arand | Porsche of London
Date Posted: January 18, 2020