Exuberant Eighties: Unique Porsche 911 Turbo for Auction - Spear's Magazine

Exuberant Eighties: Unique Porsche 911 Turbo for Auction

Author: Aoife Moriarty

Now in its fourth year, the annual auction at the Spa-Francorchamps track in the Ardennes is one of the highlights of Belgium’s biggest classic car weekend.

Among the top lots is a dazzling Porsche 911 930/935 Turbo Coupé from 1983 (pictured), originally owned by McLaren stakeholder Mansour Ojjeh, which will make you feel exactly like your Tom Cruise in Risky Business.

Porsche 911 TurboThe bold eighties vehicle was the first ever car built by the brand’s ‘Porsche Exclusive’ outlet – set up to provide bespoke autos for VIP customers.

And they don’t come much more VIP than F1 fanatic Ojjeh, CEO and heir to Techniques d’Avant Garde (TAG) holding company in Luxembourg.

For his bespoke 911 Turbo, Ojjeh Junior opted for 935-type bodywork and an engine tuned to produce 380PS (375bhp) – an increase of five per cent over standard.

Records at the time show a top speed of roughly 285km/h (177mph) and a 0 to 100km/h time of 5.2 seconds. The unique vehicle is expected to fetch somewhere between €300,000 and €400,000 on Sunday.

Porsche 911 Turbo

Porsche 911 Turbo

Apart from this ‘Porsche 911 Turbo Spezial’, other sale highlights are set to include a 1973 Ferrari 365GTB/4 ‘Daytona’ Berlinetta – the fastest and most expensive car ever when produced – and a stunning 1977 Maserati Khamsin Coupé, voted Best of Show at ‘Khamsin Quaranta’.

The Spa Classic Sale takes place at Circuit de Spa Francorchamps in Belgium this Sunday, May 18.