1989 Porsche 930 Turbo S

1989 Porsche 930 Turbo S


Year                                                       1989

Make                                                    Porsche

Model                                                  930

Type                                                      Turbo S

Kommission No                19K

Vehicle Type                                      930770 S 

Chassis No.                                         WP0ZZZ93ZKS000249

Engine Type                                       M930/66S

Engine No.                                          67K00301

Gearbox Type                    G50/50 1 (Five-Speed with Limited Slip Differential)

Gearbox No.                                      G50/50 1 K00597

Assembly Competed      December 1st, 1988

Testing Completed         December 8th, 1899

Invoiced New                    December 9th, 1988

Destination                                        Domestic German Market, Factory Delivery

Exterior Paint                                    Special Order Code Q9Q9 / L22D “Slate Grey Metallic with Clearcoat”

Interior Color                                     Code VD / LE “Black / Grey Full Leather”

Mileage                                                               59,733 Kilometers / 37,116 Miles



Porsche Turbo S Package Standard Items:


-Type 930/66S Engine, Flat-6, Turbocharged 3.3-liter, 330BHP

-Special Front Mounted Oil-Cooler

-Combination of a 6,800 RPM rev limit on a 7,000RPM Tach with a 300KPH Speedometer and 1 BAR boost Gauge

-Special Front Air Dam Spoiler with Integral Oil Cooler Inlet and Integral Fog Lights

-Special Rear Lower Valence with Integral Quad-Exhaust Outlet Ports

-Quad Tip, Free-Flowng Exhaust System

-Sport Seats Left and Right

-Unique Front Console and Control Arrangement

-G50/50 1 Five-Speed Gearbox with Limited Slip Differential

-Fuch Light-Alloy Rims

-Bridgestone Z-Rated Speed Tires



Chassis WP0ZZZ93ZKS000249 Production Options Ordered and Fitted New:


Code     Description

-COO     German Market Delivery Configuration

-139                       Seat Heating System Left

-340                       Seat Heating System Right

-383                       Sport Seat Left with Electrical Height Adjustment System

-387                       Sport Seat Right with Electrical Height Adjustment System

-567                       Top Tinted Graduated Green Windscreen

-650                       Electrically Operated Sunroof

-975                       Luggage Compartment Plush Velour Carpeting


Special Wish / Special Request and M-Options


M-Code               Description

-09981   Special Order “S” Option Package

-09991   Ordered and Manufactured Under Special Request from “PORSCHE EXCLUSIV” Department

                                Special Request “Tourist Delivery” at the Porsche Factory

                                Special Order Code Q9Q9 / L22D “Slate Grey Metallic with Clearcoat” Exterior Paint

                                Special Request Driver’s Side Under Dash Luggage Box with Porsche Crest

                                Secial Request Momo “Cobra” Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel




Few of Porsches modern era creations are shrouded in more mystery than those that emerged from Porsche’s “PORSCHE EXCLUSIV” department beginning in the mid-1980s.  While there had always been “back-door” channels to arrange for special features and options, usually known as the “Sonderwunschprogramm”,  not until the mid 1980s did Porsche organize a more formal department and separate, “stand-alone” production area to deal exclusively with special orders and special requests.  These could be something a simple as a request for a non-standard color or interior trim, to far more unique features and options that today can be difficult to fully understand and comprehend.  One of the more famous of the “PORSCHE EXCLUSIV” option packages was the M505 and M506 “Flachbau” or “Slope Nose” front end treatment.  But as we will soon see, there were other even more rare and interesting programs those in the know could order if they new who to ask, how to ask for it and of course a willingness to pay what Porsche demanded for such personalized attention.


Turbo 3.3, 330bhp:

As early as 1981, for European clients, Porsche began providing directly a special optional engine upgrade that boosted output of the standard 3.3-liter engine from 300bhp to 330bhp.  This involved the fitting of a special intercooler, turbocharger and wastegate system as well as revised engine timing, camshaft timing and fuel-injection upgrades.  Only a handful of such Factory modified Turbos are known to exist but requests and interest grew sufficiently that sometime in 1985, an actual full option package under M-Code’s “09981 & 09991” was created.  1989 was the last year of the legendary 3.3-liter Porsche Turbo based on the original 1975 design. It was also the first and only year the model finally did away with the antiquated four-speed for the incredible “G50”, five-speed gearbox.  The full “S” performance and appearance package was quietly made available to select clientele.  This was also the very first year that Porsche provided publicly a production list of those vehicles that were fitted with this special “S” production package.  Porsche’s internal records document that at total of 1,675 Turbos were completed in 1989.  Of these completed examples, Porsche confirms that just 55 left-hand-drive Turbo S Coupes left the Factory making it one of the rarest of the rare to emerge form “PORSCHE EXCLUSIV.”  The 1989 Turbo S package consisted of the following components:


-Type 930/66S Engine, Flat-6, Turbocharged 3.3-liter, 330BHP

-Special Front Mounted Oil-Cooler

-Combination of a 6,800 RPM rev limit on a 7,000RPM Tach with a 300KPH Speedometer and 1 BAR boost Gauge

-Special Front Air Dam Spoiler with Integral Oil Cooler Inlet and Integral Fog Lights

-Special Rear Lower Valence with Integral Quad-Exhaust Outlet Ports

-Quad Tip, Free-Flowng Exhaust System

-Sport Seats Left and Right

-Unique Front Console and Control Arrangement

-G50/50 1 Five-Speed Gearbox with Limited Slip Differential

-Fuch Light-Alloy Rims

-Bridgestone Z-Rated Speed Tires


Examination of an original Turbo S from 1989 reveals a variety of easily seen unique differences.  From the front end the vehicle features a radically different and aggressive front air dam with integral oil-cooler inlet and fog-light assemblies.  Behind this is a massive oil-cooler with large supply and return lines that are hand-routed through the front luggage compartment and right-inner fender-well area.  These pass along the right-side body work to a special oil-thermostat and dry-sump oil tank.  The rear of the Turbo S likewise has a completely unique appearance with a special rear valence assembly with dual large cut-outs on each side prominently showing the unique dual-tip, free-flowing, non-catalyst exhaust system.  The gearbox and engine combination were the most developed ever seen on a production road Porsche to date.  The gearbox was the all new five-speed G50/50-1 with limited slip differential.  The engine incorporated a special, massive intercooler, larger turbocharger and accompanying wastegate system and free-flowing, quad-tip, non-catalyst exhaust system as well as revised engine ignition timing, camshaft profile and subsequent fuel-injection revisions.  Visually with close examination, the top of the engine block near the engine number itself, Porsche stamped these special motors with a distinct “S” after the “930/66″ engine “Typ.” number.


The performance increase from these upgrades was significant, with raw bhp rising from 300 at 5,500rpm to 330 at 5,750rpm.  Engine torque also rose dramatically, going from 430nm at 4,000rpm to a “stump-puling” 467nm at 4,500rpm!  With no increase in vehicle weight, both acceleration and top speed were significantly increased.  Top speed of the standard 1989 Turbo was 260kph / 162mph.  The “S” upgrade increased top speed to 270kph / 168mph.  How quickly the S gathered speed was a completely different story with the S upgrade dramatically improving acceleration in all parameters.


Both the visual external differences and mechanical upgrades of the full “S” option were just part of the overall package Porsche provided.  The interior featured several unique special features as well.  These included a combination of a 6,800 RPM rev limit on a 7,000RPM tachometer with a 300KPH speedometer and 1 BAR boost gauge directly in front of the driver.  A completely unique center console and accessory control area was positioned directly in front of the gearshift lever and driver’s and passenger side sports seats completed the interior standard features of the full “S” package Porsche offered to their most favored clients.


End of the Porsche Turbo?:

The last 1989 Porsche 930 Turbos were completed in July of 1989.  For almost a full year before production had come to an end, Porsche marketing and dealer’s alike world-wide, indicated openly that there would be no follow-on model to replace the 1989 930 Turbo.  Most speculated that Porsche still believed the 911 and 930 had been developed to a point of obsolescence and would soon be discontinued in favor of the their water-cooled, front-engined, V8 928.  As such many believed the 1989 930 Turbos to be the last of a very special breed of brutally fast and aggressive looking Porsches with no-follow on model to replace them.  Dealers as such were in many cases charging extreme premiums on the last of the Turbos and prices on the secondary market were likewise far above the original window stickers.  The 911’s replacement 964 became available in the Fall of 1989 with mixed reviews.  Porsche claimed the new model was 85% different than the previous 911 but at least initially as foretold by Porsche, no turbocharged version was offered.  Those who has missed on the last of Porsche’s 930 Turbos demanded their need for a turbocharged version be addressed.  Porsche’s engineering department was completely un-prepared to deal provide a blown version of the 964 and it was not until March of 1990 that a 964 Turbo was offered to eager clients.  More than a few were disappointed to learn that rather than developing a turbocharged version of the all-new 3.6-liter, M64 engine, the 964 turbo was forced to rely on the previous year’s 3.3-liter 930 engine which now featured several improvements and revisions.  Not until 1993 did Porsche finally provide a worthy replacement of the legendary 930 Turbo.  By then, those who had been fortunate enough to purchase the last of the original 930s realized they had acquired something very special indeed!


Chassis WP0ZZZ93ZKS000249 Then:

This particular 1989 930 Turbo S is likely one of the most original and well documented surviving examples known to exist.  It is one of just 55 similar examples completed by Porsches “EXCLUSIV” department under special wish, special request M-Codes “09981 & 09991.”  The original order for this Porsche was placed in the Fall of 1988.  The order requested a “Turbo S” in the special order color “Slate Grey Metallic with Clearcoat” and a combination of black and grey, full-leather interior.  In addition to the standard “S-package” upgrades, the order requested a special, unique “one-of-one” driver’s side, under-dash glove box with Porsche Crest and Momo Cobra, leather wrapped steering wheel.  The original warranty card retains the Factory sticker documenting the configuration and special features of this vehicle as do a complete copy of the original Porsche Factory Assembly records which are attached to this email and shown below.  Porsche records that this vehicle was completed on December 1st, 1988.  Testing was completed on December 8th and the vehicle sent to Porsche Client Services for preparation for retail delivery at the Factory under the Tourist Delivery program.  The sale was officially recorded the following day on December 9th at Porsche Client Services.  The vehicle was completed to domestic “German” market configuration and ownership was taken directly at the Porsche Factory by the first owner, a prominent Japanese Porsche collector of great fame.  The original Porsche Factory, “Tourist Delivery” documents remain with the vehicle to this day as do all of the other original delivery booklets, warranty card, manuals, tools and other delivery items.  The original Japanese owner also purchased separately a Factory extended “Ten-Year” warranty, a copy of which likewise remains with the vehicle to this day.


After taking delivery at the Porsche Factory in December of 1988 and at the completion of a European holiday, he arranged for the Porsche Factory to export and deliver the vehicle to him in Japan.  After arrival in Japan, it was road-registered for the first time on April 1st, 1989.  This Porsche remained with two fanatical owners in Japan for the next 27 years.  It was meticulously cared for, serviced, maintained and preserved with attention rarely ever seen.  The second owner became well aware of the rarity and value of vehicle and drove it less and less until finally deciding to offer it for sale at which time our company jumped at the opportunity to purchase it.


Chassis WP0ZZZ93ZKS000249 Today:

This particular 930 Turbo S is an absolute treasure of originality and authenticity without equal.  In addition to remaining exactly as completed and delivered new, due to the fanatical care and careful attention to detail, this near 30 year-old vehicle still retains all of its original paint as well as its interior despite having been driven 59,733 Kilometers / 37,116 Miles since new.  Even the original special free-flow “BISCHOFF” quad-tip exhaust system is original and properly date coded “10.88” or October of 1988.  It is also of course a completely matching numbers as well as totally rust and accident free machine.  All of the original impossibly rare delivery items and special Porsche Factory Assembly records remain with the vehicle confirming its unique nature as one of only 55 similar vehicles ever built.  The unique special, one-of-one features ordered new further set this rare Porsche apart from the others and it is therefore a true “piece-unique” automotive-treasure like no other before or since.


All services and safety checks are completely current with new, near-zero running time tires.  One could spend the rest of their lives and unlimited funds and never find another even remotely this nice or special.


Those interested in a potential purchase are warmly welcomed and encouraged to contact me to arrange for inspections and test drives.


My thanks and kind regards always,


Bill Noon

Symbolic International
11425 Sorrento Valley Road
San Diego, California 92121 USA

Phone   619 840 7811
Email     bill@symbolicinternational.com
Website               http://goo.gl/z8cUIl

Year: 1989
Make: Porsche
Model: 930
Dealer: Symbolic International
Symbolic International
Vendor:Symbolic International
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