1984 Porsche 911 M491
Collection Car - Not For Sale
Factory Turbo Look M491
1984 911 Carrera in Guards Red with Cinnamon tan leather interior. About 125,000 miles on the odometer. Matching numbers. This car was optioned with the factory M491: turbo wide body with turbo brakes, and suspension.
The code M491 (930 Performance Body/Chassis) was an option that had been on Porsche's option list going back to the 70's. Although one could make a call to Porsche, the option was basically an exclusive option for factory race cars or customer cars that had a racing future. In the late 70's early 80's a customer could choose the M491 option as a part of Porsche's Special Wishes program, which was intended for street or race. In 1984 Porsche officially made the M491 Turbo Look option as part of the street car option list for the North American customers. The 930 (911 Turbo) was not offered to the North American market, so the M491 was in a way a solution for the fact one could not get a US legal 930. The option was roughly a $10,000 option in 1984-89. The car came with the same body, suspension, brakes and interior (less a few turbo related items) as the 930. One basically purchased a 930 less the turbo motor, transmission and boost gauge.
This 911 has been enjoyed and driven regularly. Condition is nice with authentic aging from a 911 of this age and mileage. Stock with no noteworthy modifications. Transmission was rebuilt about 3,000 miles and 6 years ago. The engine has been well maintained.