The Porsche 911 nameplate has become very popular quite soon after the launch of the model in 1964. The vehicle delivered outstanding performance, crisp steering, luxury inside and of course pride of ownership, which was especially notable in Targa top (convertible versions). Numerous successes in racing competitions and regular appearances in movies greatly contributed to the growing popularity of the model. Today, the 911 is still in production, boasting more 50-year long lifespan and its army of followers is only getting bigger.
Despite the fact that most design cues of the model have not been significantly changed, classical models of the 1980s and 1990s are very praised these days, especially among collectors. Some of them may be close in price to new 911s even though the numbers on their odometers are far from zeros. Here, you can get acquainted with such a classic beauty – the 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo.
Of course, the car comes with a folding roof in order to make your pride of ownership even more tangible. 1989 was the last model year for this version bearing a 930 designation. It was the line-topping model for Porsche at that time and the fastest production car you could buy in Germany. Only 600 units were manufactured that year.
The vehicle doesn’t feature aftermarket modifications, though its condition is excellent. Its entire life, the 911 spent in California and was carefully looked after. There are no dents or dings on it and body lines are very straight, right as they should be. The powertrain consisting of a 3.3 L turbo flat-6 and 5-speed manual is stock too, but do you really need upgrades when you have over 280 hp under the hood and can reach the 60 mph mark in less than 5 seconds? As for the comfort features, the 930 offers a leather steering wheel and upholstery, power locks, windows and seats, CD player, and an upgraded head unit by Nakamichi. There are additional rocker panels on the sides that make the vehicle look more aggressive.
There is over 71k on the odometer, but on the 70k mark, the vehicle underwent comprehensive maintenance concerning the engine, brakes, all belts, spark plugs, clutch, and much more. That’s why it is safe to say that its mechanical condition is excellent too. The vehicle isn’t cheap because of its rarity and top-notch condition, its price is $134,900. You will also get a certificate of authenticity right from the carmaker that will definitely take an honorable place in your collection.
Automotive journalist and technical writer with more than 10 years of experience. Specialized in aftermarket parts and modifications. Loves everything on four wheels and obsessed with classic and modern convertible cars.