Along with the Ferrari Testarossa, Lamborghini Countach and Mercedes-Benz W126 S class, the Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose was a car that defined the style and excesses of the 1980s. Known as the Flachbau in German and offered under the Sonderwunsch, or “Special Wishes” program, these were a rare factory option where the front end of the car was transformed with concealed headlamps and hand formed metal front fenders, adding a considerable amount to the price of a standard Turbo. A little under 1,000 of these Slantnose models were made from 1981 through 1989.
This final year example for sale in Texas has but a mere 11,000 miles on the clock and is a great way to celebrate the final year of an awesome decade.
Model: 911 Turbo Slantnose
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat six
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 11,600 mi
Price: $138,500 Buy It Now
Black/Cashmere, 11,600 miles, factory slant nose (M505), limited slip differential, sunroof, short shifter, steering wheel with raised hub, lumbar seat-left, supple leather, Blaupunkt Reno radio, black piping and carpet welting, fresh service, Certificate of Authenticity, 1 of 60 factory built cars, finest available.
A comparable 911 Turbo from this era is never going to be cheap. The 1979 911 Turbo we featured last week did not sell with a final bid of $52,001. The Slantnose naturally commands greater values in the market, even if most purists prefer the traditional 911 front clip. At $138,500, this is certainly the high end of the range for a Slantnose. Typically, you see these cars for sale between $60,000 and $90,000, with the convertible versions bringing a little bit more. While this might be one of the lowest mileage Slantnose coupes out there, this car seems to be a bit ahead of the market.