This is one of the rarest Porsche 911s ever – a 964 Turbo S Leichtbau, showing just delivery miles on the clock and for sale at Porsche Centre Cardiff for an incredible £795,000.
One of just 86 ever made and believed to be one of just 11 in the UK (and presumably the only one in as-new condition), this Leichtbau was a one-off from the factory, finished in Polar Silver metallic paintwork with special request Flamenco Red leather.
Its original owner bought it new and kept it in dry storage for 22 years, until it was rescued by the current owner. Porsche Centre Cardiff then re-commissioned the car at a cost of more than £14,000.
The Leichtbau – German for light build – was based on the Turbo S2, with a power increase of more than 60hp – making a total of 380hp from the six-cylinder engine. This came from different camshafts, precision-machined intake ducts, slightly higher charge pressure and an optimised ignition and fuel injection system. The car was also lowered by approximately 40mm.
Approximately 180kg was cut from the car, through the use of lightweight plastic for the doors and luggage compartment lid, and thin glass for the windows. Standard equipment such as power windows, air-con, central locking and power-assisted steering were also axed in the pursuit for lightness.
Another Turbo S Leichtbau with 23,000 miles was auctioned at last year’s Salon Privé sale, but failed to meet its £390,000 – £420,000 estimate.