The Porsche 70th Anniversary Auction | Lot 172
1988 Porsche 911 Turbo 'Flat-Nose' Coupe
$307,500 USD | Sold
| Atlanta, Georgia
27 October 2018
- Rare factory-option flat-nose Turbo coupe
- Retains its original engine and gearbox
- Just 2,245 miles from new; extremely well optioned
- Originally delivered to Georgia and has remained there since
- Porsche Production Specification certificate
As fresh as the day it was delivered, this elegant, virtually as-new 3.3-liter Turbo coupe was built with the desirable ‘930S’ flat-nose option. Many of these gorgeous automobiles were ordered by collectors who placed them into secure storage. This example, which has recorded fewer than 2,500 miles at the time of cataloguing, is finished in Black (code A1) with a Parchment (code QA) partial leather interior. All Turbos were very well equipped to begin with, including air-conditioning, tinted glass, electric windows, 16-in. diameter Fuchs forged alloy wheels (7-in. wide in front and 9-in. wide in the rear), wheel locks, a Blaupunkt Reno stereo with eight speakers, heated rear window and headlamp washers, a rear window wiper, integrated fog lamps, multi-adjustable power driver and passenger seats, and a rear spoiler. All of that was included in the Turbo’s base retail price of more than $66,000, but few were delivered with just the basics.
According to its original window sticker, this Turbo coupe was ordered with the optional and very expensive ($28,422) all-steel M505 930S “Flachbau” package with its vented front fenders, pop-up headlamps, boxed rockers, and rear quarter vents, but also an electric sliding sunroof, heated seats, a limited-slip differential, special foil stone guards, a security system, the CD-1 stereo entertainment package with an additional amplifier, a raised-hub steering wheel, and Goodyear tires, all of which pushed the MSRP to over $97,000, plus transportation and preparation charges.
This ‘flat-nose’ coupe left the factory on 2 February 1988. Following arrival at the Port of Charleston, it was given a pre-delivery inspection by Porsche Cars North America in Atlanta, Georgia, trucked to nearby Jim Ellis Porsche, and then delivered to its first owner. Following a divorce, the car was re-registered in his wife’s name, who then kept the car until selling it to the current owner in 2017. At that time, the Porsche had recorded just 2,245 miles. A maintenance inspection was performed at Porsche Atlanta Perimeter (formerly Jim Ellis Porsche) on 15 June 2018 with a mileage reading of 2,345. Interestingly, that inspection was performed by the same technician that originally prepared the car for delivery to its first owner. During that service the original tires were replaced due to age, though they will accompany the sale.
Supplied with a Porsche Production Specification certificate (formerly known as a Certificate of Authenticity), this stunning Turbo 930S ‘flat-nose’ retains all its original factory necessities such as its original collapsible spare tire, air compressor, jack, tool kit, and all manuals. All systems are said to operate as new. It was recently awarded a Full Concours 1st place at a Porsche Club show and was also borrowed by the original dealership to display at its Porsche 70th Anniversary event.
Whether to be cosseted in a private collection or placed into regular use, here is a breathtaking Turbo that should satisfy any enthusiast’s desires.