1988 Porsche 930 Turbo S Slant Nose
- Condition: Used
- Make: Porsche
- Model: 930
- SubModel: 930 Turbo S Factory Slant-Nose
- Type: Factory Slant-Nose Coupé
- Year: 1988
- Mileage: 37,180
- VIN: WP0JB0938JS050193
- Color: Guards Red (Code G1G1)
- Engine size: 3.3-liter, "Boxer" six, Turbocharged Intercooler
- Number of cylinders: 6
- Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual 4-Speed Plus Reverse
- Drive type: Rear Engine-Rear-Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Black (Full Leather with Red Piping)
- Options: Sunroof, Cassette Player, Leather Seats
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1988 Porsche 930 930 Turbo S Factory Slant-Nose
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Model 930 Turbo S Carrera
Type Factory “Flachbau” (Slant-Nose)
VIN No WP0JB0938JS050193
Engine No 68J00256
Exterior Color “Guards Red” (Color Code G1G1)
Interior Color Code 43S “Black Full Leather with Red Side-Stripping"
M018 Sports Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub
M139 Driver’s Side Heated Seat
M158 Special Blaupunkt Multi-Channel Stereo Cassete Radio
M220 Special “Self-Locking” Differential (40% Limited-Slip”
M340 Passenger Side Heated Seat
M505 Special Coachwork, orth American Market "Slant-Nose" Front End
M533 Anti-Theft / Visual Deterrent Alarm System
M650 Electronically Activated Sunroof
Porsche 930 Turbo Carrera RS Background:
Porsche began experimenting with turbocharging technology on their race cars during the late 1960s, nd in 1972 begandevelopment on a turbocharged version of the 911. Porsche originally needed to produce the car in order to comply withhomologation regulations and had intended on marketing it as a street legal race vehicle like the 1973 Carrera 2.7 RS. TheFIA’s Appendix “J” rules that brought about the 911 Turbo Carrera RSR 2.1 in 1974 changed in 1975 and 1976. The FIAannounced that cars for Group 4 and Group 5 had to look like production cars and would be for “Normal Sale” with a meansthe distribution of cars to individual purchasers through normal channels of the manufacture. For the 1976 season, ew FIAregulations required manufactures to produce 400 cars in twenty-four months to gain approval for Group 4. Group 5 wouldrequire the car to be derived from a homologated model in Group 3 or 4. To win the Group 5 Championship, orsche wouldfirst have to have a car that could compete in Group 4 which led to the 934. For Group 5, orsche would create one of themost successful racing cars of all time, he 935. While the original purpose of the Porsche Turbo was to gain homologation forthe 1976 racing season, he marketing department soon awoke to the potential of this ultra high-performing machine whenthe original target of 400 cars was passed by the end of 1975. Since Porsche wanted to be racing for the 1976 season, heygained FIA homologation for the Porsche Turbo for Group 4 in Nr. 645 on 6 Dec ‘75 after they certified that 400 identicalproduction cars had been completed. The 1,000th 1976 Turbo was completed on 5 May ‘76 and this production numberallowed Porsche reclassify the Turbo for Group 3, eries-production grand touring car in FIA Homologation Nr. 3076, Jan ‘77.Additional variants to Group 4 (and Group 5) were promulgated in Nr. 3076 and included the 1977 model year (chassis nr.9307700001, Jan ‘77) and the 3.3 liter Turbo (chassis nr. 9308700001, Jan ‘78). FIA Nr. 3076 remained in effect untilreplaced by FIA B-208 in 1 Mar 1982 for Group A/B when the homologation designation was changed from “Porsche Turbo” to“911 Turbo”.
Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche, ho was running the company at the time, anded development of the vehicle over to ErnstFuhrmann, ho adapted the turbo-technology originally developed for the 917/30 CAN-AM car to the 3.0 litre flat-six from theCarrera RS 3.0, reating what Porsche internally dubbed project 930. Total output from the engine was 260bhp, uch morethan the standard Carrera. In order to ensure that the platform could make the most of the higher power output, revisedsuspension, arger brakes and stronger gearbox became part of the package, lthough some consumers were unhappy withPorsche’s use of a 4-speed whilst a 5-speed manual was available in the “lesser” Carrera. A “whale tail” rear spoiler wasinstalled to help vent more air to the engine and help create more downforce at the rear of the vehicle, nd wider rear wheelswith upgraded tires combined with flared wheelarches were added to increase the 911’s width and grip, aking it morestable.
Early Development and Production:
Porsche badged their new vehicle simply as “Turbo” (although early U.S. units were badged as “Turbo Carrera”) and debutedit at the Paris Auto Show in October 1974 before putting it on sale in the spring of 1975; export to the United States beganshortly thereafter in 1976. The 930 proved very fast but also very demanding. It was initially rone by its short wheelbase andrear engine layout to oversteer and significant turbo-lag. Porsche made its first and most significant upgrades to the 930 for1978, nlarging the engine to 3.3 liters and adding an air-to-air intercooler. By cooling the pressurized air charge, heintercooler helped increase power output to 300bhp and the rear ‘whale tail’ spoiler was re-profiled and raised slightly tomake room for the intercooler. Porsche also upgraded the brakes to units similar to those used on their all conquering 917.
Changing emissions regulations in Japan and the U.S. forced Porsche to withdraw the 930 from both of those markets in1980. It remained, owever, vailable in Canada. Believing the luxurious 928 gran turismo would eventually replace the 911as the top of the Porsche line, uhrmann cut-back spending on the model, nd it was not until Fuhrmann’s resignation thatthe company finally committed the financing to re-regulate the car for the very popular US, anadian and Japanese markets.Prior to this, he 930 remained available in Europe, nd for 1983 a 330bhp performance option became available on a build-to-order basis from Porsche. With the add-on came a 4-pipe exhaust system and an additional oil-cooler requiring a re-modelled front spoiler and units bearing the add-on often featured additional ventilation holes in the rear fenders andmodified rockers.
Legendary “Flachbau" (“Slant-Nose”) Option Package:
Porsche offered a “Flachbau” (“Slant-Nose”) 930 under their “Sonderwunschprogramm” (special wish program) beginning in1981, n otherwise normal 930 with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end. Each Flachbau unit washandcrafted by remodeling the front fenders. So few were built that the slantnose units often commanded a high premiumprice, dding to the fact that they required a initial premium of up to 60 per cent (highly individualized cars even more) overthe standard price. (Today, ost sources claim the Factory built 948 of these special “Flachbau" units.) Those examples socompleted usually delivered in Europe most often also featured the 330bhp performance kit.
By the 1985 model year, 28 sales had risen slightly, ut questions remained whether it would supersede the 911 as thecompany’s premier model. Porsche re-introduced the 930 to the Japanese and U.S. markets in 1986 with an emission-controlled engine producing 282bhp. At the same time Porsche introduced Targa and Cabriolet variants, oth of which provedpopular in a variety of markets, specially in the States. Porsche discontinued the 930 after model year 1989 when itsunderlying “G-Series” platform was being replaced by the 964. ’89 models were the first and last versions of the 930 tofeature the G50 transmission, 5-speed manual transmission. A turbo version of the 964 officially succeeded the 930 in 1991but it was essentially a modified version of the same 3.3 litre flat-6 engine and a 5-speed transmission.
This particular Turbo S was special ordered in July of 1987 and completed in September of 1987. It was the 182nd NorthAmerican Market example completed for “Model Year 1988” and it was one of only 278 “Flachbau” Slant-Nose examplescompleted. The original order and subsequent completion of the vehicle saw it being fitted with a long list of the mostdesirable options then available for Porsche’s “Flagship” vehicle. These include the following:
-M018 Sports Steering Wheel with Elevated Hub
-M139 Driver’s Side Heated Seat
-M158 Special Blaupunkt Multi-Channel Stereo Cassete Radio
-M220 Special “Self-Locking” Differential (40% Limited-Slip”
-M340 Passenger Side Heated Seat
-M505 Special Coachwork, orth American Market "Slant-Nose" Front End
-M533 Anti-Theft / Visual Deterrent Alarm System
-M650 Electronically Activated Sunroof
Porsche no longer provides original KARDEX records or the later Data Assembly Sheets for the vehicles they completed butdue to the incredible originality and un-molested nature of this particular example, idden under the front body panel isPorsche’s original glued-on paper internal production-line assembly code data sheet. This confirms by the vehicle’s originalVIN number all of the original special ordered option codes and features as shown above. (An accompanying Porsche Certificate of Authenticity (COA) also confirms these details as well.)
Porsche completed fewer than 1,000 M505 Flachbau / Slant-Nose 930 Turbos before canceling the option package in 1989.Today these are the rarest and most sought after examples due to the highly desirable styling and rarity of the design. ThisPorsche Turbo lived a charmed and utterly pampered life from the moment it was special ordered up to the present. It waspainstakingly preserved and conserved by the original owner, ever being driven in the wet and very careful attention wasgiven when cleaning not to damage the original paint, rim and finish of the vehicle. The original owner reluctantly sold thisvehicle to noted South-Florida Porsche enthusiast and collector, ictor Gomez after he relentlessly pursued the purchase of it.It remained in his care and continued to be carefully preserved until 2007 when he was offered a price he simply could notrefuse and he parted with the vehicle. The next owner likewise continued a no-expense spared program of care and attentionwith a careful eye on “conservation & preservation” at all times. As a result this Porsche with nothing more than a gentle wipedown scored several impressive first place finishes at various Porsche Club North America meets where it was the darling ofthe preservation class.
This Porsche has just been carefully serviced and fully safety checked with no additional running time since this work wascompleted. It is sold with full records, istory, ward documentation and a large portfolio of service records and receipts. Allof the original delivery items, wner’s manuals, ool kit, actory air compressor, eriod sales brochures, nd a PorscheCertificate of Authenticity are also included. This vehicle is also equipped with a rare Factory limited-slip differential, lectricsliding sunroof, eated seats, nd a raised leather-covered steering wheel. A period-correct Alpine CD player is currentlyinstalled but the original and very rare stock Blaupunkt cassette player also comes with the car.
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