1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

The turbocharged Porsche 930 made its debut at the October 1974 Paris Auto Show. They were built to homologate the Group 4 934 for FIA competition (which required a minimum of 400 examples built) and was equipped with technologies sourced from the 917/30. The 3.0-liter flat-six engine was given a large-capaicty Kühnle, Kopp & Kausch turbocharger, the suspension was modified, a strengthened four-speed gearbox was fitted, and larger brakes were placed at all four corners. The turbocharger's wastegate was a world production-car first. To help send the power to the ground, the wheel arches were widened and larger tires installed. A function 'whale-tail' spoiler was added to the back to reduce rear-end lift at speed.

These were internally designated Type 930, but best known simply as the 'Turbo.' Comprehensive improvements followed, including an intercooler allowing higher compression, an engine-displacement increase to 3.3 liters, and a host of important detail refinements. Stiff emission mandates made the Porsche Turbo scarce in the United States, making 1979 the last model year for the 930 in the U.S. until 1986. Production continued for Porsche's other markets. The new re-designated 911 Turbo returned to America for 1986. A catalytic converter with an oxygen sensor helped it meet emissions standards and US-spec power output rose to 282 horsepower. VR-rated tires rested on new 16X8 and 16X9 wheels, allowing the Turbo power to reach the road.

Changes for 1987 were limited to the addition of Targa and Cabriolet bodies to the Turbo range and 1988 cars were essentially unchanged.

The racing 935 had pioneered what would become known as the 'Slant' or 'Flat' nose appearance. Early on, Kremer Racing offered a conversion service to customers seeking to upgrade their Porsche 911 with this styling feature. It was later taken up by the factory's own Customer Department for special order (Sunderwunschen) in 1981. The slant nose body work would not become an official Porsche option until 1986. The converted front wings were steel, incorporating cooling vents and pop-up headlamps, although early examples had them in the air dam. The side skirts led to extra cooling intakes ahead of the rear wheels. The interior was given additional luxury items including full leather, air conditioning, and special electrically adjustable and heated Recaro seats. Due to the steep costs, production of the modified 930s remained low.


by Daniel Vaughan | Nov 2019

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1987 Vehicle Profiles

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: WPOZZZ93ZHS051296

For 1987, Porsche made just 94 examples of the slant nose Turbo Carrera. Powered by a 3.3-liter flat six-cylinder engine, it produced 282 horsepower. The Slantnose Porsche was finally offered by the company for 1986, and was also known as the Flachba....[continue reading]

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: WP0JB0935HS050582
Engine Num: 68H00604

During the early 1970s, Porsche demonstrated with their World Endurance Championship-winning 917s that an exhaust-driven turbine could produce tremendous power for a given engine displacement. The quickly adapted turbocharging to their Group 4 Type 9....[continue reading]

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Coupe

This Guards red over champagne coupe is a 930, meaning it is a Turbo (930 was the internal designation, which is now common nomenclature among Porsche enthusiasts). The Turbo had a long absence from the United States from 1979 to 1986, as Porsche wa....[continue reading]

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: WP0JB0934HS051237

This Porsche 911 (930) Turbo was built by the factory with the special-order 'Flachbau' Slantnose body (option code 505) which mimicked the 935 race cars. These special vehicles also added a 60-percent premium to the cost of the top-line Turbo. In to....[continue reading]

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Coupe

Chassis Num: WP0JB0932HS050488
Engine Num: 68H00501

For 1978, the turbocharged engine in the Porsche was enlarged to 3.3 liters and gained an inter-cooler in the process. The power rose to 300 horsepower and the top speed rose to 160 mph. The exterior featured flared wheelarches and a 'tea tray' rear ....[continue reading]

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Coupe

The 930 was built between 1975 and 1989. It was the makers top-of-the-range 911 model for its entire production run and at the time of its introduction, it was the fastest production car available from Germany. Porsche badged the vehicle simply as 'T....[continue reading]

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo vehicle information

Cabriolet

Chassis Num: WP0EB0932HS070161
Engine Num: 68H01644
Vin Num: WP0EB0932HS070161

This 1987 Porsche 930 3.3 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet was completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche factory in June of 1987, and was optioned with the $28,422 Slant Nose option and electronic Cabriolet top. It was equipped for the United States mark....[continue reading]

Cabriolet
Chassis #: WPOZZZ93ZHS051296 
Coupe
Chassis #: WP0JB0935HS050582 
Coupe
 
Coupe
Chassis #: WP0JB0934HS051237 
Coupe
Chassis #: WP0JB0932HS050488 
Coupe
 
Cabriolet
Chassis #: WP0EB0932HS070161 


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Porsche Monthly Sales Volume

December 2019
4,733
November 2019
6,326
October 2019
5,447
September 2019
5,213
August 2019
4,636
July 2019
4,956
June 2019
5,205
May 2019
5,010
April 2019
5,018
March 2019
4,779
February 2019
4,826
January 2019
5,419
Additional Sales Volume Data


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Performance and Specification Comparison

Price Comparison

$11-$58,755
1987 911 Turbo
$76,505-$223,000
1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Price Range: $58,755 - $76,505

$25,505 - $33,255
$38,505 - $76,505

Model Year Production

#1#2#3Porsche
1992Ford (922,488)Honda (648,745)Chevrolet (647,227)
1991Honda (659,659)Oldsmobile (474,837)Nissan (405,147)
1990Ford (912,466)Chevrolet (785,918)Pontiac (641,820)
1989Chevrolet (1,275,498)Ford (1,234,954)Pontiac (801,600)
1988Ford (1,331,489)Chevrolet (1,236,316)Pontiac (680,714)
1987Nissan (1,803,924)Chevrolet (1,384,214)Ford (1,176,775)
1986Chevrolet (1,368,837)Renault (1,305,191)Ford (1,253,525)
1985Chevrolet (1,418,098)Renault (1,322,887)Oldsmobile (1,192,549)
1984Chevrolet (1,655,151)Renault (1,429,138)Ford (1,180,708)
1983Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,175,200)Toyota (1,068,321)
1982Renault (1,491,853)Chevrolet (1,297,357)Toyota (1,068,321)

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