Growing up in the ’80s there were 3 cars that invariably sat atop every young boy’s wishlist – the Porsche 911 Turbo, the Ferrari Testarossa and the Lamborghini Countach. Posters of these cars adorned millions of bedroom walls and countless playground arguments were had about the pros and cons of each. I was always a staunch Porsche fanatic, if for no other reason than the fact that everyone else seemed to be split between the Ferrari and Lamborghini camp.

By the late ’80s Porsche had essentially perfected the 911 Turbo – it had a full leather interior, air-conditioning, a stereo and almost predictable (if slightly oversteery) handling.

The 3.3 litre SOHC flat-6 now produced 282bhp thanks to an air-to-air intercooler and Bosch fuel injection, the ’87 Turbo still had the original 4-speed transmission fitted and brakes similar to those used on the 917 racecar from the ’70s.

As the decade of sythpop was drawing to a close Porsche was still undecided about the fate of the 911, the air-cooled engine was beginning to show its age and the Porsche 928 was selling well – this was the model that Porsche had originally intended as the replacement for the 911 but thanks to the American Porsche CEO Peter Schutz’s decision a few years earlier, this replacement never took place and the 911 exists to this day.

The 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo you see here is a low-mileage California car that still has its original Blaupunkt radio fitted along with an impressive options list including: air conditioning, driver and passenger lumbar support, an alarm system, cruise control, driving lights, power windows, and a sunroof.

It’s due to roll across the auction block with Bonhams on the 15th of January 2015 with an estimated hammer-price of $90,000 to $120,000 USD – it’s hard to know exactly how much it’ll go for as the market for vintage 911s has been white-hot for the past few years and it’s showing no signs of cooling down.

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Published by Ben Branch -