1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243
Lot 326
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet
Registration no. G217MKO Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243
Sold for £91,100 (US$ 142,866) inc. premium

Lot Details
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243 1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet  Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243
1989 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet
Registration no. G217MKO
Chassis no. WPOZZZ93KS020243

Footnotes

  • Combining the turbocharged engine with open coachwork modified in competition style, the 911 Turbo SE 'flat nose' cabriolet is one of the rarest and most desirable of modern Porches. Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, had spurred the development of 'Project 930' - the original 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Turbo married a KKK turbocharger to the 3.0-litre RSR engine, in road trim a combination that delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 153mph. The Turbo's characteristic flared wheelarches and 'tea tray' rear spoiler had already been seen on the Carrera model, while the interior was the most luxurious yet seen in a 911, featuring leather upholstery, air conditioning and electric windows. The engine was enlarged to 3.3 litres for 1978, gaining an inter-cooler in the process; power increased to 300bhp and the top speed of what was the fastest-accelerating road car of its day went up to 160mph.

    Porsche's first take on a 911 convertible had been the Targa model of 1965, a 'halfway-house' design chosen because of fears that a genuine soft top would not meet US Federal safety regulations, but by 1981 the company felt able to proceed with the genuine article. Introduced in normally aspirated 3.0-litre form in 1982, the 911 Cabriolet lost little, if any, rigidity with the deletion of the Targa roll-over bar, while its speedily raised/lowered hood featured a detachable, zip-fastened rear window. The Cabriolet continued when the 'Carrera' name was applied to all 911 models, co-incidentally with the introduction of the 3.2-litre engine, from 1984, but it was not until 1987 that the ultimate Turbo/Cabriolet combination became an option.

    The 911 Turbo's raison d'être - the racing 935 - had pioneered what would come to be known as the 'slant' or 'flat' nose, and this new look was soon in demand from 911 customers. Kremer Racing offered a conversion and this service as later taken up by the factory's own Customer Department to special order (Sunderwunschen) from 1981, becoming an official option only in 1986. The front wings were steel, incorporating cooling vents and pop-up headlamps (early examples had them in the air dam) while the rears had extra cooling intakes. There were different sills and along with the body modifications came an even more luxurious interior.

    An ultra-rare variant of an already exclusive model, this right-hand drive, 911 Turbo SE 'flat nose' cabriolet had covered only 500 miles when it was acquired by the lady vendor, its third owner from new. Original and accident free, the car comes with full service history, there being 16 stamps in the service booklet from main agents and independent specialists, the most recent dated 14th August 2012 at 32,403 miles (the current odometer reading is 32,499 miles). Finished in White Pearl with matching black-trimmed leather interior, this ultimate 911 soft-top is presented in very good condition and offered with current MoT and V5 registration document.
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