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No way is this car a usa delivery turbo in 1984. Delivery stopped at the end of 1979 and resumed in 1986 of usa legal cars.
Plenty of turbos (as well as other makes and models) were imported thru the grey market "back door" with non-porsche outfits modifying the cars to meet smog requirements on federal and state levels. Some of these mods were done well, some not so much.

We worked on quite a few of these grey market cars in '83, including a factory special wish turbo slant coupe. Gorgeous car with the center console, slant conversion, S front valence with the RSR oil cooler in it (yeah baby- $4500 piece!) The car was otherwise stock in the drivetrain area.
No question that you could order a car for european delivery with just about anything your wallet could support. Then bring it in the grey market way. A hotter motor would most likely not be done until the car passed. The regulations were very tough and the labs monitored.
We took a totally perfect condition stock ROW 80 sc, installed ALL the oem USA equipment on it: usa distributor, wur, new cat, perfectly tuned, passed california smog test station squeaky clean (they could not believe how clean it was) and we failed the start up cycle at the lab in bewilderment. Sucked it up and took it to the grey market specialist and with their tweaks, it passed. So hot rod parts as delivered from factory ? I don't think so !

Scottsdale and Alan Johnson in San Diego were known for selling and having installed the conversion kits to these cars too. Some of the parts are oem, some not. NOT saying that your car is one of those, but certainly may have had some subsequent mods done after delivery
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