1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987

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Lot 27
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé
Registration no. COY 930 Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987

Sold for £ 161,000 (US$ 219,674) inc. premium
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé
Registration no. COY 930
Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
*Ultra-rare 911 variant
*One of only 18 'slant nose' RHD cars built for the UK in 1986
*Well known in Porsche Club GB circles
*circa 4,941 miles from new

Footnotes

  • 'The new engine turned out to have enormous marketing power. It became a real status symbol to have that little word 'turbo' on your rear deck, and this fashion spread right across the motor industry.' - Peter Morgan, 'Original Porsche 911'.

    Combining the turbocharged engine with bodywork in competition style, the 911 Turbo SE 'slant nose', as seen here, is one of the rarest and most desirable of modern Porches. Much of the Porsche 911's development had resulted from the factory's racing programme, and it was the then Group 4 homologation rules, which required 400 road cars to be built, which spurred the development of 'Project 930': the legendary 911 Turbo. In production from April 1975, the Type 930 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 155mph (250km/h). But the Turbo wasn't just about top speed, it was also the best-equipped 911 and amazingly flexible - hence only four speeds in the gearbox - being capable of racing from a standstill to 100mph (62km/h) in 14 seconds.

    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 Turbo's 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 (257km/h). Originally sold only as a closed coupé, the Turbo became available for the first time in both Targa and cabriolet forms in 1988.

    The 911 Turbo's raison d'être - the racing Type 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.

    More refined than hitherto yet retaining its high performance edge, the Porsche 911 Turbo sold in the thousands, becoming the definitive sports car of its age. When Porsche revealed that the original 911 would be replaced by the new Type 964 in 1990, dealer stocks of the existing Turbo model sold out overnight. Production of the Type 930 ceased in September 1989, and there would not be another 911 Turbo until the Type 964 version was launched in September 1990.

    An ultra-rare variant of an already exclusive model, this right-hand drive, 911 Turbo SE 'slant nose' coupé was delivered new in the UK via official Porsche agent, Charles Follett. Chassis number '987' is documented by the Porsche factory as one of 18 'slant nose' cars built for the UK in 1986 out of a total of 50 of its type built in right-hand drive for the UK up to 1989. This particular car benefits from a factory power upgrade to 360bhp from new, and is equipped with a sunroof, air conditioning, heated electric sports seats, four-outlet sports exhaust, limited-slip differential (40% lock), and factory fitted privacy glass.

    One of the best Type 930 SEs known to exist, this car has been a regular sight at Porsche Club GB event, one of its past owners being a former Chairman of the Club. It comes with a substantial history file and, as one would expect, has the correct tools, air pump, and instruction manuals.
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1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
1986 Porsche 911 Turbo SE 'Slant Nose' Coupé  Chassis no. WP0ZZZ93ZGS000987
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