The Porsche 911 Turbo is admired by many because it is the one and only supercar suitable for everyday use. Building on the 911 mantra, the Turbo seamlessly blends functionality with performance, taking it to a new level by adding explosive power, eye-catching design features and cutting-edge technology to the mix. It’s the ultimate all-rounder 911 with style and elegance in droves. It is a model with mythical proportions and was the fastest production car on the market at the time.
Like the 911 itself, the Porsche Turbo has gone through a consistent evolution rather than a total revolution during its 43-year production run. This is especially true of the Turbo’s early years, when from 1975 to 1989 it was more commonly referred to by the internal model designation “930”. In those 14 years, the 930 evolved from a fast performance weapon to a somewhat more advanced supercar. Over the years it became faster, of course, but the Turbo also became more efficient and easier to drive.
From its more humble beginnings as a four-speed 3.0-liter and 260-horsepower whale tale in the 1970s, the 930 had turned into a 3.3-liter intercooled and turbocharged 300hp by the mid-1980s. In its last production year 1989, the 930 got a 5-speed gearbox. That’s why the 930’s produced in 1989 are the most sought after. The five-speed gearbox makes better use of the explosive power of the Turbo.
According to the Porsche-issued Certificate of Authenticity, this 930 was completed at Zuffenhausen on the 23rd of December 1986 as it appears today; a 1987 model-year 930 with the special-order M505 ‘Flachbau’ or ‘Slantnose’ front body-work, finished in Diamond Blue Metallic over a Burgundy leather interior, and equipped with sunroof, limited slip differential, special audio system and center console. The new Porsche had been completed to US specifications, and was according to letters on file from Porsche North America shown at the 1987 Atlanta, New York and Indianapolis Autoshows, as well as used in articles in Porsche Exclusive and Automobile magazines. After touring the show circuits, the 930 was delivered to Fort Wayne, Indiana based Langeland Porsche on August 19, 1987, where a Mr. Norris of Canton, Connecticut became the first, and sole owner for decades. The car was sold in 2015 to its second owner, who imported the car into Belgium.
This car is one of only 349 factory delivered M505 ‘Flachbau’ 930’, which makes this car extremely rare. Porsche offered a ‘Flachbau’ (optioncode M505) 930 under the “Sonderwunschprogramm” (special order program) beginning in 1986 (modelyear 1987), an otherwise normal 930 with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end. Each Flachbau unit was handcrafted by remodeling the front fender.
Presented in an original and extraordinarily well-kept condition, this 930 Slantnose is offered with books, tools, Porsches Certificate of Authenticity, and a wonderful history file which includes the article from Automobile magazine featuring this car as well as letters from Porsche North America. Looking period correct with color-coded Fuchs wheels, and showing less than 54,000 miles — a figure corroborated as original by its clean CarFax report, this largely original 930 Turbo will no doubt continue to thrill and excite. The experience at the wheel of this beast will provide the closest thing to a time machine, taking you back to an era when electric nannies like stability control were barely wisps in the burnt rubber emanating from this Turbo’s massive rear tires.