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Bespoke, right-hand drive, UK-only, 5-speed G50 gearbox, Limited Edition Dating from 4th August 1989. One of 53 (one per dealer) and only 30,000 miles Most recent service at Hexagon Classics in late 2014 at 29,929 miles Four former keepers. In a private collection of significant classics since 2015 Porsche C of A, impressive history file with all the books and manuals, and a fresh MoT First launched at the 1973 Paris Auto Show, with production commencing in 1975, the Porsche 911 ‘930' Turbo was a genuine Supercar that came to define both the 1970s and 80s and was one of the fastest production cars available at that time. The basic engine underpinnings came from the Carrera 2.7RS with its capacity increased to 3.0 Litres and, of course, turbocharged with technology gleaned from Porsche's 917/30 Can-Am programme. The bodywork came in for special treatment resulting in one of the most aggressive looking Porsches ever made with its wide arches and impressive rear 'whale-tail' and the brakes were borrowed directly from the Porsche 917 race car. At the end of production in 1989, Porsche decided to mark the occasion by creating a very special Limited Edition 930 - the ultimate Turbo. A small number of the last assembly batch of standard 3.3-litre, five-speed G50 gearbox cars were taken off the line and sent to the 'Exclusive' team at Zuffenhausen to be finished by hand. Here, the 53 cars (one for each UK Official Porsche Centre) were individually assembled incorporating a host of no-cost options, including colour-coded wheel centres, a top-tinted windscreen, and rear-quarter air intake ducts. What's more, any colour from the standard range could be used for the body, with colour-to-sample available at an extra cost. Inside, the choice was similarly expansive, with any combination of standard leather colours possible for the heated multi-adjust electric seats The use of leather extended to the handbrake gaiter, whilst the steering wheel was a three-spoke design, similar to the original 1974 car. Sitting at its centre was a gold Porsche crest, complemented by a similar emblem on top of the gear knob. The final touch was a gold plaque on the centre console highlighting the LE's place at the end of the Turbo's 15-year tenure as one of the most fearsome sports cars ever produced. According to its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, this very special ‘C16' (UK-supplied) 5-speed, 911 Turbo LE was delivered on the 4th August 1989 and is finished in the striking combination of Metallic Baltic Blue with a full White Leather interior. The car has covered just over 30,000 miles in the hands of its four former keepers who, judging by its condition, have all been fastidious about looking after this rare car. Accompanying this 930 Turbo ‘LE' is an impressive history file with all the relevant books and manuals present. The service book shows the most recent service was carried out by respected specialists, Hexagon Classics of North London, in late 2014 when the mileage was 29,929 and it has only covered a few miles since, having formed part of our vendor's significant private collection from 2015. Due to limited time and availability, our vendor feels that it's time someone else was able to enjoy ownership of the ultimate incarnation of the legendary 930 Turbo. The car will come to auction with a fresh MoT Certificate and is very sensibly guided considering its rarity and provenance. These last 53 Limited Edition, five-speed, cars are arguably the most collectable of the 21,589 Turbos built over the models 14-year life and this fabulous Baltic Blue example represents an exclusive and exhilarating ownership proposition.