Lot 303 - 1988 Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Targa Flatnose
|Odometer reading||48,800 miles|
|Estimate||£62,000 - £70,000|
|Result||Sold - £61,600|
In 1986, Porsche finally offered the slantnose, called Flachbau in German, straight from the factory. The official designation in the UK was Turbo SE and it is also sometimes referred to as the Flatnose. Offered as the ultimate 930 Turbo, this model had an upgraded body and a 330bhp engine.
Costing nearly double the standard model, the Flachbau was rarely ordered. Before 1986, Porsche had offered the Flachbau body option from its customer service department known as Sonderwunschen. These were handmade cars, not limited to just the Turbo, but the Carrera and Carrera SC as well. In the 1987 model year, these were put into production with the M505 code for USA for an astounding $23,244 extra and M506 for the rest of the world. Despite the panels being slightly heavier, they were modelled after the 935 race car for top speed. The conversion required extended rocker panels, wider rear flares with scooped vents and flip-up headlights up front with functional louvres. With a jump in horsepower, it's not surprising that the Flachbau was the fastest of all 930 models, reaching a factory claimed 171mph. Acceleration was rated by the factory at 0-100kph in 5.2 seconds.
This excellent, very rare righthand drive Porsche 911 (930) Turbo Targa was supplied new by JCT600 on 1st August 1988 and taken to Dage Sport Ltd. in 1989 where it was converted to the slantnose specification using original and correct Porsche metal parts. This 930 has a full service history which shows that it has only covered 48,800 miles from new. Within the last twelve months, this car has been the subject of much attention having the top half of the engine overhauled fitting new 3.2 Carrera specification camshafts, replacing the turbo charger with a Hybrid K27 unit and the bodywork receiving a complete respray. Finished in black with black leather interior, this superb 930 Turbo Targa is supplied with a V5C registration document, an Mot test certificate with no advisories which expires in June 2017, the handbook pack containing the original handbook and fully stamped service book and a file containing invoices from the recent restoration. This is a rare opportunity to purchase a well sorted Porsche 930 slantnose at half the cost of an original 930 Flachbau.