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The early history of the iconic Porsche 911 is well documented, however, the mid eighties saw the replacement for the successful 'SC' model by the new "Carrera"model which was to be built between 1984 and 1989. In 1984 Porsche introduced the M491 option, which was officially called the Supersport, but was commonly known as the 'Turbo body'. It featured the Turbo wider wheel arches front and rear and the distinctive "Whale Tail". It also featured the stiffer Turbo suspension and the superior Turbo braking system, as well as the wider Turbo wheels and tyres. This stunning Supersport is one of only 3 UK right-hand drive cars to be supplied in a rare Iris Blue metallic finish with blue leather upholstery. Built and delivered in October 1985 the Porsche Certificate of Authenticity confirms the following factory options were originally fitted: Recoil bumpers front and rear Passenger side mirror Central locking system Sports seats with electric height adjustment Rear wiper Electric sunroof Sekuriflex laminated windscreen Today the car still has the original service pack and handbooks as well as a comprehensive history file. This confirms that it has benefitted from continual improvement, including a gearbox rebuild in 2007, a complete respray 3-4 years ago, refurbished rare original Fuchs alloy wheels, new tyres, and a brand new fuel tank was recently fitted. Now recognised as highly collectable, this Supersport has an MoT until 25th November 2016 and is ready to use and enjoy. These are rare cars with the dramatic looks of a 'Turbo' and the somewhat more civilised characteristics of the regular Carrera, and in delightful 'Iris Blue', this is a very special Porsche.