By the late ’80s, U.S. Porsche dealers were demanding that the factory produce a domestic example of their popular slant nose or flachbau edition 930 Turbo as an option package. From 1981 to 1986, Porsche had only produced slant noses for non-U.S. markets via their sonderwunschen” (special order) program. From 1987-1989 Porsche allowed U.S. customers to order the Slant Nose option as an M505 or M506 code. This was a $30,000 option (equivalent to near $70k today) and as a result only a handful were ordered. The 1989 model year is considered the most desirable with the one-year only 5-speed manual (G50/50) transmission. However, Porsche was already moving on to their 964 program and only 60 slant nose coupes were produced with the coveted 5-speed. That’s not 60 for the U.S. but 60 for the world.
This 930 was built on March 21st, 1989 and sold new on June 8th, 1989 by Champion Porsche of Pompano Beach, Florida. Besides the host of standard features included, this 930 was well-equipped with the following additional factory options:
- US Standard Emissions
- Steering Wheel w/Raised Hub
- Blaupunkt Reno Radio
- Limited Slip Differential
- Shorter Gear Shift Lever
- Amplifier System
- Slant Nose (M505)
- Lumbar Support Left
- Electric Sliding Sunroof
- Supple Leather Seats
- Goodyear Tires
The first owner lived in Fort Pierce, Florida and kept this 930 for 6 years. During this owner’s care, all services were performed by the selling Porsche dealership, which included:
- Rear A/C condenser and blower motor
- A/C service
- Regular oil services
- New catalytic converter
- Crankcase seal
- Ignition control unit
This first owner sold it in August of 1994 with 8,843 miles to Tom Nardone of Plains, Pennsylvania. During Tom’s ownership, he had the following services performed:
- Routine oil services/inspections
- A/C system complete conversion to R134
- Replace cam oil lines and reseal timing chain housing (6/00 @ 17,685 miles)
- Alternator (11/01 @ 21,338miles
Tom kept the car for 11 years and added another 14k miles before selling it to John Strakele of Plano, Texas in June of 2005 with 22,673 miles. Initially, John service this slant nose at Boardwalk Porsche in Plano. Eventually, he used Ed Mayo and another local independent shop for most of his maintenance needs. Highlights of services include:
- Regular services including belts, brake fluid flushes, and oil changes
- A/C service
- Replaced fuel gauge
- New shocks
- Thermostat O-ring
- Stainless steel brake lines
- Steering wheel bearing
John sold the car in December of 2006 with 25,509 miles. The Porsche dealer performed a leak down and compression test as well as replacing the spark plugs. The results were excellent:
- 150/5% 2) 150/4% 3) 150/4% 4) 150/5% 5) 150/5% 6) 150/5%
It was then registered in Florida for a few months and in January of 2008, it was registered with the next owner in San Diego, California with 26,203 miles. This owner serviced the Turbo at Dieter’s in San Diego. Besides routine oil services, Dieter replaced the catalytic converter, air injection tube, major service, and belts. This owner kept the 930 for 7 years but only added 2k more miles. He sold it in February of 2015 with 28k miles to James Edwards of Show Low, Arizona. James is a prominent Porsche collector and vintage racer. He only added a couple hundred miles over the next 3 years before it was sold to the current Southern California collector in March of 2018 with 28,700 miles. Before being sold, it was inspected by the local Porsche dealer and they found the vehicle to be in top condition.
For the last 3 years, this owner has only added an additional 700 miles. However, he had it driven at regular intervals enough to get the oil at operating temperature. Furthermore, this owner kept a regular service interval regimen. Services include:
- Entire vehicle paint protection film on all painted surfaces ($8,000)
- Post-purchase inspection by Newport Beach Porsche
- Shift rod bushing and ball replacement
- Transmission flush/service
- Pirelli PZero Trofeo R Tires
The most recent service was performed by Newport Beach Porsche on 5/20 @ 29,126 miles and included:
- Replaced leaking oil line
- Oil cooler mount
- Oil service (Porsche Classic oil)
- Brake fluid flush
- Vehicle inspection
This 930 Slantnose is in superb condition. It was owned mostly by serious collectors and/or Concours competitors. The paint is in excellent shape and appears to be all original. The entire body recently went through a thorough paint correction, ceramic coating, and PPF film application to all the painted surfaces. The level of work is impressive and it’s very difficult to tell. There are minimal signs of wear. All the trim and rubber look fresh. The glass is all original and wearing the proper factory stampings. There are no significant chips or scratches. The Fuchs wheels have no curb rash and are wearing near new Pirelli tires. All the factory VIN decals are present on the proper panels (hood, doors, and decklid).
The interior is equally as nice and indicative of the miles. It’s clear that this example was always coveted. The supple leather surfaces still look good with minimal signs of wear. There are no tears or cracks in the leather. The carpet has no excessive wear marks. The original floormats have some slight discoloration. The headliner is perfect with no tears. The door panels don’t have any warping and look new. The dash has no cracks and all the gauges work including the clock. The original Blaupunkt Reno radio works along with the power mirrors, locks, sunroof, windows, and seat functions.
California registration is current to April of 2022 and it passes the strict CA emissions/smog test.
This 930 comes with 2 keys (one main key and one replacement key), original owner’s manual with vinyl case, maintenance booklet, rare Slant Nose supplemental manual, Blaupunkt radio manual, dealer directory, most service records from new, Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, space saver spare, Porsche first aid kit, Porsche emergency triangle, rare fiberglass cover for battery, factory car bra for nose of hood with vinyl carry case, jack, compact air compressor, and original tool kit.
**Note: VIN and other numbers withheld to protect against fraud. All numbers including VIN, Engine, and color will be provided to serious buyers.
I drove a Porsche 911 Turbo to my High School reunion.
No…not this exceedingly rare ‘89 Slantnose above. If I did, maybe the story would’ve turned out better.
When I heard about our 25th high school reunion, I just received a red ‘86 Turbo to sell. At the time, I thought it would be cool to roll up in a period-correct high school “dream car.”
However, as I pulled up to the venue that idea didn’t feel quite like I imagined. Iconic became cheesy. This was nearly a decade ago and Radwood era cars weren’t all the rage yet.
I skulked into a parking space that was far enough away to not stand out, yet had the standard distance from anything else so the doors wouldn’t get dinged.
The awkward evening was going as well as it could when the DJ announced, “Will the owner of the red Porsche Turbo please move your car. It is parked illegally.” I’m pretty sure my face turned matching Guards Red. After he announced it the second time, my sister blurted in front of our whole table, “Paul, isn’t that your car?”
Funny thing…if I were having another reunion this week, I would without question drive this Slantnose and park right in front.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Paul at 714-335-4911 or email@example.com
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