1989 911 Turbo Coupe

A G50-equipped 930 fit for a king

While the standard 911 Carrera 3.2 received the updated G50 transmission in 1987, it wasn’t until 1989 that the transmission was put into use in the 930 Turbo. Being that ‘89 was the final year for the 930, it’s become a rare and desirable option for 930 buyers as only 2,524 units were built.

This 1989 911 Turbo Coupe is one such G50-equipped model, but the specialness doesn’t stop there as it was commissioned through Porsche’s Sonderwunsch program by Porsche of Doha, Qatar, on behalf of the royal family. Finished in a rare shade of Velvet Red Metallic with leather to sample in Pearl White, this car is believed to have been Sheikh Khalifa Bin Hamad Al Thani’s personal car.

Along with the unique factory option code of 09991, indicating that this car was hand-assembled, it was also optioned with yellow fog lights, a headlight leveling system, supple leather seats, an electric sunroof, a limited-slip differential, an elevated steering wheel hub, and more.

The paint appears to be in very nice condition with paint meter readings indicating either paintwork on the front or film, although there is no information on this in the listing. The Pearl White leather is very nice as well and looks great with the Velvet Red carpeting and Velvet Red upper dash and door trim. Mechanically, the car is all there as it was recently inspected by the Porsche Classic Center in San Diego and comes with service records dating back to 2001. An incredibly unique car with a very interesting history indeed.

930 prices have remained steady over the last twelve months at around $145,000 with ‘89s averaging just over the $200,000 mark. Our Spotlight car failed to sell at a final bid of $140,000, and while average for other cars with similar mileage to this one’s ~73k, well shy of where an ‘89 as special as this one should fall. $200k car in my opinion.


There are many Porsche Centers here in the US, and then there are PORSCHE Centers. Those who have a deep-rooted passion for the history of the marque that shows through everything they do, especially their choice of inventory. And Porsche Salt Lake City is one such PORSCHE Center. Serving the Salt Lake Valley since 1958 as one of the first Porsche dealers in the United States, a quick browse of their inventory lets one know just how dedicated to the brand this group of Porsche enthusiasts is.

Take for example this 1993 964 Carrera RS 3.8. Produced as the base to homologate Porsche’s legendary 3.8 RSR race car, the Carrera RS 3.8 was the ultimate evolution of the standard RS as it shed around 600 lbs of weight while increasing horsepower to 300 for a most visceral driving experience. And with only 55 units produced, you’ll be hard-pressed to find another for sale on the showroom floor of another Porsche Center.

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