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Lot Number
57
1988 Porsche 930 Turbo 'Slant Nose' Cabriolet
Scottsdale Auction

ESTIMATE: $150,000 - $200,000
CHASSIS NO: WP0ZB093XJS07037
Documents
Lot 57 CoA.pdf
• 1 of only 591 factory Slant Nose Turbo Cabriolets built for the U.S. in 1988
• Numbers-matching example; known ownership history
• Factory option M505 Flachbau
• Porsche Certificate of Authenticity

3164 cc SOHC air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with turbo-charger and Bosch EFI, 282 HP at 5,200 RPM, four-speed manual gearbox, front and rear independent suspension with four-wheel ventilated disc brakes; wheelbase: 89.4”


From its inception, Porsche’s family of 911s and their offspring, always represented the cutting edge of performance and power. In the mid-1970s, the Porsche 935 had dominated the endurance racing world, with the 1975 version taking second overall at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the early 1980s, one of Porsche’s prominent customers and a strong supporter of the company’s racing efforts, submitted a request to the “Special Wishes”, or “Sonderwische” department explaining how he would like to have a road-going version of the 935 coupe. He got his wish in 1984 and immediately other well-heeled customers were asking for the 930 Turbo coupes to be given this special treatment. Initially produced in very limited numbers, just 44 for 1985, increased to 52 in 1986, Porsche realized this was a very marketable design feature. In 1987, the option coded M505 for a convertible version and M506 for the coupe, were released for the “Flachblau” or Slant Nose design for the 930 Turbo models.

Special steel front fenders, that were louvered and contained retractable headlights and were reshaped to give a more aerodynamic fit to the front-end design, yielded a strong resemblance to the legendary 935s. In addition to the front design, the rockers were boxed and flowed to the rear which flared out to wider quarter panels which were also aerodynamically reshaped to allow a slip-stream effect on the road. To the rear, a wing was added for the spoiler effect. More than just cosmetics, other performance enhancing touches included an improved oil cooling system, complete with electric fan, functional brake cooling vents built into the side panel with eye-pleasing strakes and wider wheels plus tires for a more competitive road handling experience. This was a rather pricey option adding nearly $29,600 to the already $80,000-plus base price of these cars.

This magnificent machine is powered by its original M930/68 turbocharged engine and there is a long list of other upgrades including the limited slip differential, heavy-duty battery and the Fuchs alloy wheels with color coordinated insets, plus Porsche logo emblazoned center caps and locking nuts. The interior of this speedy coupe is well-appointed with such amenities as full instrumentation, six-way electrically adjusted seats that are also heated, Blaupunkt stereo system, heating and air-conditioning as well as automatic locks. With the push of a button, the convertible top lifts and stows away with quiet power-operated motors, and the windows are also lowered at the touch of a button. Exterior upgrades include driving lights installed in the front valance, an alarm system plus front headlight washers. Maintained to exacting standards, the consignor has cared for it with kid gloves. Always stored in a climate-controlled environment, it is as fresh today as when it rolled off the assembly line in Zuffenhausen.

When originally introduced, the Porsche 911/930 Turbo package represented the height of performance for a street legal vehicle. Few customers in the USA could afford to get their hands on one of these $114,000-plus cabriolets, and those that owned them loved them. Today, the market is very thin on available examples and this one, finished in Grand Prix White with the black leather seats. Close inspection reveals no known accidents have been found in its history. Our consignor tells us that the undersides of this Turbo Cabriolet are clean and tidy, properly detailed with a sound exhaust system and solid suspension. All the gauges are in working order as are the electronics for both the mechanical functions of this car, and amenities such as lighting and stereo.

The Slant Nose is considered one of the hottest Porsches and is pure enjoyment to drive. Even after 30 years, it provides an exhilarating experience every time the engine is fired up and the road opens up to your commands.

1988 Porsche 930 Turbo 'Slant Nose' Cabriolet
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