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Porsche 930 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet 1989 WP0EB0939KS070407-The Scottsdale Auction 2707

Year:
Chassis number:
WP0EB0939KS070407
Engine number:
68K00819
Body number:
Unknown
The Scottsdale Auction
Auction House: Bonhams
Registration number:
Unknown
Sold for: $ 205.000

1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Slant Nose Cabriolet
VIN. WP0EB0939KS070407
Engine no. 68K00819
3,299cc SOHC Turbocharged 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
282bhp at 5,500rpm
5-Speed Manual G50 Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes
*Desirable end-of-the-run G50 Turbo factory Slant Nose
*Exceedingly original with less than 24,000 miles from new
*Matching numbers and presented as factory delivered
*Offered with service records, original books, tools, period paraphernalia and COA
THE PORSCHE 930 SLANT NOSE
By combining a turbocharged engine with open coachwork, modified in competition style, Porsche created what is considered today to be one of the most desirable air-cooled 911sthe 911 Turbo SE ("Flat Nose" or "Slant Nose") Cabriolet. Group 4 homologation rules, requiring 400 road cars to be built, had spurred the development of "Project 930"the original 911 Turbo a decade and a half earlier. In October of 1974, Ernst Fuhrmann officially unveiled the first Turbo production model. The Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to a completely reworked 3.0-liter engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 153mph. The Turbo's characteristic flared wheel arches and "tea tray" rear spoiler were carried over from the Carrera model, while the interior was the most luxurious yet observed in a 911. The engine was enlarged to 3.3-liters for 1978, gaining an inter-cooler in the process. Power increased to 300bhp (265bhp for US models) and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph.
The 911 Turbo's raison d'trethe racing 935had pioneered what would come to be known as the "slant" or "flat" nose, and this new look was soon in high demand from 911 customers. Early on, Kremer Racing offered a conversion service that was later taken up by the factory's own Customer Department for special order (Sonderwunschen) in 1981. The race inspired slant nose body work would not become an official Porsche option until 1986. The 930s equipped with the rare modified panels were modeled after the 935-race car. The converted front wings were steel, incorporating cooling vents and pop-up headlamps (early examples had them in the air dam). The car's side skirts lead to the rear which had extra cooling intakes ahead of the rear wheels. Along with the body modifications, came an even more luxurious full leather interior. The interior was graced with luxuries such as air conditioning and special electrically adjustable and heated Recaro seats. Production of these modified 930s remained quite low due to the steep cost they carried.
THE MOTORCAR OFFERED
This exceedingly rare Porsche 930 Turbo Cabriolet Slant Nose was produced in the final nine-month production run of the original 930 Turbo, during which time these cars were fitted with the desirable Getrag G50 5-speed manual transaxle. Combining the factory Slant Nose configuration and the upgraded transmission, this model remains among the most cherished of the celebrated 930 Turbo.
According to the Porsche-issued Production Specification Certificate on file, this 930 was completed at the Zuffenhausen Porsche works on February 23, 1989. The new Cabriolet was fitted with the factory Slant Nose option ($28,000) and G50 transaxle, painted and trimmed in black, and optioned with Blaupunkt Reno radio, limited slip differential, a shorter gear shift lever, amplifier system, supple leather seats and Goodyear tires. The car was equipped for the US market and has remained here since.
Having been sparingly driven throughout its life, the car has covered fewer than 24,000 miles from the time it left the factory. The mileage is documented on the CARFAX and AutoCheck vehicle reports, and upon close inspection, it is evident that this Porsche has been very well cared. The exterior paint remains in largely original condition, as does the luxurious interior. Factory-applied decals and labels are still intact, as are glass, lights, and lenses. Also, the factory installed Blaupunkt radio remains situated in the dash. The cars original radio, warranty, maintenance, and owner's manuals are still with the careven in the original pouch. The history file contains further records of service and maintenance, as well as a period brochure for the model. Spare keys and tools are still with the car as well. This desirable, end-of-the-run 930 Turbo G50 Slant Nose Cabriolet is among the rarest models in Porsche's history. With less than 24,000 miles since new, and largely original and unmolested condition inside and out, this must be one of the finest examples available.

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