1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

Desert Oasis Collection

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At a Glance
  • Seller
  • dennco
  • Location
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Vehicle Make/Model
  • Porsche 911 Turbo
  • Vin No.
  • WPOJB0936HS051417
  • Exterior
  • Guards Red
  • Interior
  • Cashmere leather/PE
  • Mileage
  • 10,048 miles
  • Engine
  • 3,299cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
  • Engine No.
  • 68H01536
  • Transaxle
  • 4-speed manual transaxle
  • Power
  • 282bhp at 5,500rpm
  • Suspension
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Brakes
  • 4-wheel disc brakes

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

An Era defining sports car: the Porsche 911 Turbo. A car which beautifully joined the technical brilliance of the latest Carreras with the visceral excitement of a less pampered generation of vehicle. 

Porsche began experimenting with turbo technology, in earnest, as early as the late 1960s on many of their racing chassis. Development of a turbocharged motor on the 911 chassis began in 1972. The project was very much an evolution of the RSR 2.1-liter Turbo, a car which placed second overall at the 1974 24hrs of Le Mans. Prepared by the Norbert Singer team, the result came was a highly modified 911, codename type-935, designed around FIA-Group 5 rules. 

Initially the Singer Team ran 935s with the original fender-mounted headlamps of a 911. Singer, carefully studying the FIA rulebooks, discovered a loophole regarding the height of a vehicle’s headlamps and modification of a car’s fenders. Redesign was quickly enacted. Moving the headlamps into the front bumpers gave the designers the liberty to modify the fenders to reduce drag and create more downforce. So began an era of domination by Porsche. 

Elsewhere in the factory at this time, April of 1975, Porsche took a road-going Carrera with a 3.0-liter RSR motor and added a KKK turbocharger. To cope with the increased weight and power, the body was flared and a ‘whale tail’ rear spoiler added to the rear. The project was titled type 930. In road trim, the powerful motor delivered 260bhp for a top speed of 155mph. It’s 4-speed gearbox got the car to 60 from a standstill in an impressive five seconds. The new model would go on sale in the winter of that year. 

In an evolving spirit, the 930 improved as time went. Notably in 1978, the motor enlarged to 3.3-liter and gained an intercooler, power increased to 300bhp, and the top speed to 165mph. On the racetrack, the type-935 was doing exceedingly well taking victories at major endurance races including Sebring, Daytona and the 1,000km Nürburgring race. The 1979 24hrs of Le Mans was won outright by a 935. Around the turn of the decade, the Exclusive Department at Porsche had the idea of offering the 935’s outward exterior attributes as a special-order appearance package titled, Flachbau, German for slantnose. Each Flachblau was handcrafted. The price of that appointment: $23,000 in 1981. It is at this time that, due to stringent emissions standards, North American production on Turbocharged 911s took a long hiatus.

The Turbo returned in 1986. This 1987 example, chassis HS051417, is one of the very few factory slantnose 911 Turbos in existence. It completed final assembly in May of 1987 finished in Guards Red over Cashmere Leather. Besides the coveted option code 505 on the docket, it carries codes 220, limited slip differential, and codes 383 and 387, left and right sport seats. The history of this 930 is delightfully simple. Sold new out of Alan Johnson Porsche-Audi in San Diego, CA, and taken delivery of in August of that year. An entry in its diary places the car in La Mesa with 4,324 miles in the spring of 1989. By 2005, the car is back in San Diego, this time with about 8,000 miles traveled. The car traded hands in 2017 where it was acquired by today’s seller. Chassis HS051417 has been a West Coast car from new and resides in that landscape to date. The Western climate and steadfast care have ensured the car today, retains entirely original paint and interior, both in museum condition. Included with the sale are the Turbo’s books and warranty booklet, Porsche COA, a unique Slantnose care binder and manual, and a bottle of touch up paint. 

The 911 Turbo slantnose styled like the venerable 935 - is a race car turned road car. Looking period correct, it’s simple yet memorable form lives on as the definitive sports car of the 1970s and 80s. This museum quality 911 Turbo is an ideal candidate for the preservation class of any concours. 

Exterior

The exterior of this extremely rare factory optioned Flachbau or slantnose Porsche is in excellent all original museum quality condition. The Guards Red exterior paint is original to the car and while showing some patina is in perfect preservation condition. Having spent the entirety of its life on the West Coast, the elements have been kind to this car.

Interior

The interior is in excellent preserved condition with the original special option left and right sport seats installed, featuring electric height adjustment. A factory installed electric sunroof provides the perfect addition to the late 80s interior. The Cashmere color leather/PE provides a striking juxtaposition to the Guards Red exterior. The dashboard including all switches, gauges and original Blaupunkt stereo appear in perfectly preserved original condition. The original carpet, door panels and embroidered turbo label on the back of the rear seats appear as new. 

Engine and Drive Train

With just 10,000 miles on the odometer, this 911 Turbo Slantnose is an excellent driving Porsche. The 3,299cc SOHC, flat 6-Cylinder Engine is in perfectly preserved condition. The engine bay is clean and maintains all of the original tags and stickers. The KKK Turbocharged & Intercooled engine with Bosch fuel injection produces a reported 282bhp at 5,500rpm. The transaxle and chassis have been maintained in excellent driving condition throughout the life of the vehicle. The limited slip differential was an option installed from the factory. 

Trunk and Storage Compartment

The original tool roll, box and spare tire are located in the trunk. The German grey carpet is in excellent preserved condition and appears almost as new. The original VIN tag located in the trunk, as well as the trunk light all appear as new and are perfectly preserved.

Documentation and Spares

Tool kit, including the tool roll, box and spare are in the car. A Porsche Certificate of Authenticity is also included. The extremely rare options can be seen noted on the PCA. 

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1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

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