1985 Porsche 911 Turbo
1985 Porsche 911 Turbo
Motorcar Studio is pleased to offer this 1985 Porsche 911 (930) RUF Slantnose Turbo Coupe. With the same Atlanta owner, an active PCA member, for the past 22 years, who has spared no expense on mechanical or cosmetic upkeep. Clean CarFax with no accident history; 72,000 original miles. COA.
Details are slim regarding this 930's early life -- it was imported by a Mr. Jurgen Van Beekum and federalized by South Coast Compliance in 1985. In 1992 it was sold to a Dallas Cowboys defensive end who kept it three years until the current owner's purchase in late 1995. The Slantnose conversion and RUF upgrades were completed prior to our client's purchase in '95. We believe this to be a high-quality, steel conversion based on the twin headlight motors used -- Porsche kept no records of factory Slantnose builds in 1985, so even if it is a factory build it would not be listed on the COA or option sticker.
Speaking of the RUF build, this goes far beyond a badge and some gauges. Genuine RUF parts abound including the sought-after dogleg five-speed gearbox, gauges, intercooler/intake system and more. Complete engine rebuild 11,000 miles ago at a cost of nearly $40,000. The turbo, waste gate and fuel system have been upgraded and it's running stainless B&B exhaust.
We've driven lots of 930s but never one quite this impressive -- boost builds fast, and the close gear ratios allow you to keep the turbo spooled between shifts. It's totally streetable but way more flexible and much faster than a stock 930. It's also remarkably dry underneath.
A high quality repaint was commissioned in 1996 in the correct A1 Black finish and it remains in stunning condition -- always garaged and covered when not in use. Likewise the interior shows beautifully with some "enhancements" typical of the period (leather-clad Recaros, door card accents, tasteful but upgraded stereo).
There is nothing quite like a Slantnose with the right (and very expensive) go-fast parts thrown at it -- a truly iconic 1980s supercar that is as exhilarating to drive as it is to look at. This is a high-quality example that's had a caring long-term owner and would be a nice addition to any collection. COA, records and tools included. For more information about this 1985 Porsche 911 Turbo for sale at Motorcar Studio in Atlanta, please call 404-692-5250.
- Engine Type
- 3.3L H6 Turbo
- Body Color
- Interior Color
- Center Console