1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Cabriolet

As the last of the classically-styled 911 models, I’ve always had a particular fondness for the late-80s 911s more than any other iteration. Known also as the 930, the Turbo version of these cars was introduced in 1975 as the first turbo-charged version of the 911 and featured a 3.0 liter flat-6 that produced 256 bhp. Enlarged to 3.3 liters in 1978 and fitted with an intercooler, engine output was raised to 300 bhp, which resulted in a very quick car that, due to being rear-engined and suffering from turbo lag, was somewhat at odds with the laws of physics.

After briefly being removed from the US lineup due to emission regulations, the 930 returned in 1986 with a slightly lower output 3.3 liter engine (282hp) and for 1989, the last year of this model’s production, it received a 5-speed manual transmission. In addition, Porsche’s Sonderwunsch (“Special Wishes”) Program allowed 911 buyers to customize their car in a variety of ways, most famously through the availability of a flatnose version of the 930. But sometimes an owner simply wanted to upgrade the interior, which brings us to the car featured here today. This 1989 911 Turbo Cabriolet, located in Texas, with just under 21,000 miles has had its interior specially fitted almost entirely in burgundy leather.


Year: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 20,900 mi
Price: $92,500 Buy It Now

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Diamond blue metallic/Burgundy, 20,900 mi, factory “Special Wishes” leather interior options, limited slip, supple leather, heated seat-left, short shifter, steering wheel with raised hub, velour luggage compartment, fresh service with new tires, $102,999 MSRP, immaculate condition.

Factory “Special Wishes” Options

Special leather enclosed speakers
Special leather center console with additional instruments
Light rootwood dashboard
Leather instrument rings
Leather door lock rosette and knobs
Leather ignition lock rosette
Leather control knobs (4)
Leather glove box knob
Leather turn signal/wiper switch
Leather fresh air vents side dash
Leather heat/vent control knobs
Leather shift lever cover
Leather shift lever knob
Lighted make-up mirror, right sunvisor
Belt line leather- burgundy


I’ll just come right out with it: I love the interior.…

1986 Porsche 911 Carrera Turbo


Though I’ve always maintained a healthy respect for Porsches, it wasn’t until recently that I began to feel the nagging lust clearly espoused by a significant portion of German car fans. Perhaps it’s the 993 Turbo that shares my garage – its coolness has oozed into my life even through its ever-present cover. While the 993 is obviously the zenith of air-cooled Porscheness, I find myself more drawn the 930 and 964. And thus, I think I have found the Porsche for me in this 1986 911 Turbo, featuring the intercooled 3.3 liter boxer. Having covered less than 100k miles with a recent overhaul/reseal, this widebodied 911 bridges the gap between classic and more modern 911 looks with Turbo Twists and unique blacked-out lower valences. With so many variations available through generations of similar 911s, it’s hard to determine which is “the one.” For me, I think this is the one.


Year: 1986
Model: 911 Carrera Turbo
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat 6-cylinder
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 95,800
Price: Reserve still on at $18,100

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1986 Porsche 911 Turbo (930) Guards red exterior with black leather interior. This Porsche is in excellent condition and has been very meticulously maintained. Owned by last owner for the last 10 years with complete service records and upgrade receipts. Car runs great and is very fast!!!! Complete engine overhaul and reseal completed at 87,000miles by Automotive Techniques in Novi, Michigan.

Performance upgrades completed by last owner:

-K-27 high performance turbo charger
-B&B high performance headers and exhaust system
-1 bar boost spring
-Turbo twist wheels
-Weltmeister short shift kit
-“Turbo” car mats
-Aluminum clutch, brake, and gas pedals
-Leather shifter knob
-6-disc CD changer

This vehicle has not been tracked and has been pampered it whole life.

1990 RUF BTR 3 Slantnose Cabriolet

The 1980s were a grand time for automotive outlandishness. Cars like the Lamborghini LM002 and Ferrari Testarossa visually thrilled while technologies such as turbocharging and fuel-injection became en vogue. Through it all, there was one constant: the Porsche 911. This perennial sports car evolved into its own in the 1980s, culminating with some wild variations towards the end of the decade. One variation came by way of Option Code M505, more commonly known as the “Flachbau,” or Slantnose in English.

During this era, tuning firms were working their magic with all sorts of vehicles. One of the most famous and widely respected tuning firms to turn a wrench on a Porsche is Ruf Automobil GmbH. What began from a small garage in the 1940s turned into a manufacturer of high performance Porsches beginning in the late 1970s. Alois Ruf Jr. began by servicing and restoring cars out of his father’s garage and would go on to create his first tuned Porsche, a 930 with an enlarged motor. In the late 1980s, Ruf cemented his company’s reputation with the CTR, affectionately known as the Yellowbird. This was a wicked 911 with 469 horsepower on tap, capable of reaching 60mph from a standstill in well under four seconds and do the standing quarter mile in 11.9 seconds at 126 mph. It comes as no surprise, then, that this beast held a track record at the Nurburgring for several years.

This RUF Slantnose Cabriolet is a bit more tame than the CTR but nevertheless an important vehicle in this tuner’s history. It comes with a slew of upgrades over the standard 930 Turbo, such as the 6-speed manual gearbox. With only 1,400 original miles, it is pretty much a time machine back to the era of air-cooled performance.


Year: 1990
Model: RUF BTR 3 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.4 liter turbocharged flat six
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 1,400 miles
Price: $299,000

EMAIL FOR DETAILS: euauex@icloud.com

This a RUF FACTORY BUILT 1990 Slantnose RUF BTR 3 cabriolet.

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

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.

Year: 1989
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

1989 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose on eBay

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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.…

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo

Even though I’m perfectly content with my R53 MINI Cooper S, I am longing for the day when I have the space and extra cash to buy something more aggressive to keep the supercharged pocket rocket company. The 911 is squarely in my radar, and has been for years. For me, the 1987-89 911 3.2s offer the optimal combination of classic and modern, as they are still very much the offspring of the original 901 released in 1963. Perusing through Rennlist is a guilty pleasure of mine, as the selection of choice Porsches owned by those who know and love them is impressive. This 1987 Turbo for sale in Colorado did a good job of getting my attention.

1987 Porsche 911 Turbo on Rennlist Classifieds

Year: 1987
Make: Porsche
Model: 911
Mileage: 78,661
Options: Air Conditioning, Antilock Brakes, Foglamps, Intermittent Wipers, Leather Seats, Power Brakes, Power Door Locks, Power Windows
Color: Black
VIN: WP0JB0936HS051059
Price: $35,000
Private or Dealer Listing: Private Listing
Location (Region): West
Body Style: Coupe
Transmission Type: Manual 4-speed
Engine Type: Turbo
Stereo System: AM-FM CD

Selling my 1987 930. I bought the car with the intention of keeping it and driving it, but I’ve put less than 200 miles on it in the past 4 months. PPI is welcome at buyers expense.

The car is back up for sale. There is some debate on the car about the right front fender being replaced, so I’ve adjusted the price accordingly to $35,000 and I’m hoping for a quick sale since the car is just sitting around. It is currently in NYC.

About the car –

VIN WP0JB0936HS051059, clean autocheck
Black on Black, original paint (see note above), no sunroof coupe
78k miles
Original engine
Original 4 Speed transmission
17″ Replica Fuchs, brand new
New Nitto tires
Aftermarket Exhaust
930S Wheel (still have original)
No other mods
No oil leaks, dry as a bone
Leakdowns performed on 2/24/2012 – all 4-6%
Exterior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Interior is a 8/10 (being critical)
Car is maintained by Poudre Sports Car in Fort Collins, CO

Photos – http://www.flickr.com/photos/grendel…7630466053242/

Laundry list of items recently addressed, including –
Complete Service (oil change, fluids, belts, etc)
3rd gear sychro sleeve, teeth, ring and tranny oil replaced.

1988 Porsche 930 Slantnose Sonderwunsch

In an era when cars look more and more alike, enthusiasts with the means will always seek out a way to have something unique that is tailored to their tastes. Case in point, the Porsche “Sonderwunsch” program, which is currently known as Porsche Exclusive. This program offers buyers the opportunity to specify options and configurations not normally seen in the standard Porsche lineup, such as the famous 964 Speedster Widebody, a particular body or interior color to sample, or in the case of this 930 Turbo for sale in San Francisco, the Flachbau, or Slantnose option.

My fellow contributor Brian and I look back on the 1980s with fond memories from time to time and this 930 Slantnose pretty much epitomizes the era, in the same way the Testarossa did for Ferrari and the Countach did for Lamborghini. Finished in Grand Prix White with Fuchs wheels to match, it doesn’t get much more over the top than this.

1988 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose on eBay

GP White over Black 4-speed, 3.3 Turbo, upgraded turbocharger, Ruf intercooler, $103k MSRP. This is a factory M505 steel slantnose coupe and is 1 of 271 total cars built in 1988. Options include: steering wheel with raised hub, Heated seat left and right, LSD, GP White Fuchs, left seat lumbar support, velour luggage compartment, supple leather. $13k of recent maintenance including new clutch, engine reseal. Speedline multi-piece 18″ wheels are available separately for $5,500.

Like many 911s, values for the 930 Turbo have been strong over the years, and for those with the Slantnose option, even more so. It’s fairly rare that I see a high mileage Slantnose, as those who bought these cars typically had a stable of toys to choose from. For a 24 year old car then, the 40,000 miles covered is typical for one of these sports cars.…

1982 Porsche 911 SC

As the saying goes, “diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” and that describes the story behind this 911 SC to a tee. Bought as a gift for his wife, the seller of this car quickly found out that he should have shopped at Tiffany, when his wife decided she needed a car that was easier to drive while sipping a latte.

Introduced in 1978, the 911 SC featured a 3.0-liter engine with Bosch Jetronic fuel injection and a 5-speed 915 transmission. With 204 bhp, razor sharp handling, and the distinct styling, the 911 SC has become a favorite in the Porsche lineup.

This low mileage Guards Red over black stunner for sale in Tucson, Arizona exemplifies what a 911 SC should be.

1982 Porsche 911 SC on eBay

I bought this awesome Porsche for my Fiancé as a Birthday/Wedding gift last month from a reputable broker. She drove it for a few miles and decided that she would rather have an automatic one! Are you kidding me?

Reason, I asked? Quote “I can’t hold my Starbucks!!” Are you kidding me?

So, here is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous, 1982 Porsche 911SC that is in very nice condition inside and out. This is a totally solid low mileage car that is a blast to drive. It is a very clean, unmolested car that has been very well kept over the years. This Targa is number 243 of only 2,426 vehicles imported for the US market in 1982. This car has lived in Arizona since 1994 and was bought new in December of 1981 at Lee Klinger Porsche Audi in Highland Park, IL. This Targa had an original MSRP of $39,500 all the back in 1982! This is a 4 owner car that is fully documented and has a FULL service history since brand new and mileage verified through service receipts.

1978 Porsche 930

Porsche was one of the first car companies to offer a turbocharged engine and this car, the Porsche 930, was where that experiment began. Before they were withdrawn from the US market in 1980 and reintroduced in 1985, the first 930s to hit these shores were notorious beasts. With a propensity for oversteer due to a rear engine layout and a fair bit of turbo lag, these were not easy cars to drive. Those who mastered the quirks, though, had a competitive advantage in this car compared to other performance vehicles of the era. The 1978 model saw an increase to 300 horsepower, which was a massive amount for its day. This particular 930 was owned by a mature gentleman and has seen only 28,000 miles. It also benefitted from an extensive refresh 2,000 miles ago, as the seller comprehensively documents.

1978 Porsche 930

Rewind back to 1978 and imagine a car so powerful that it could hit 60 mph in less than 5 seconds. Imagine a car that literally turned the world upside down, the car was the Porsche 930. First introduced in 1975 with a non-intercooled turbocharged 3.0 flat 6 it set records and was the object of lust for every car lover on the planet. It not only captivated people with its power, it stirred passion for its flared fendered in your face appearance and it garnered respect for the many people it killed with it’s tricky at the limit handling. What a car! Now imagine this car with almost twice that power….

In 1978 Porsche refined the formula slightly by bumping displacement to 3.3 liters, adding intercooling and upgrading the brakes and suspension. The changes were a huge leap forward and transformed an amazing car to a life changing one. These cars were incredibly hard to come by, in fact Porsche imported just 461 1978 930 Turbo’s and this car is the very last 1978 made, being VIN # 9308800461!

Very expensive 1979 Porsche 930 Resto Mod

This 930 has been thoroughly stripped down and beefed up from a bare shell into a pretty wicked sounding beast.

The 930 Turbo was no slouch back when it was new. With 300 boosted horses from the 3.0 liter in 1979 it provided a forced air induction breath of fresh air amongst the many other low power offerings of the era.

This 911 has a rebuilt engine with a near race exhaust. I wish the seller went into more details about what the rebuild entailed as the ask price is so high I would expect some new high end internals.

The car has monster rims, 18″x12″ out back and a fiberglass widebody kit to contain them.

Inside a new roll bar is in place, which should help stiffen the chassis and maybe make the car eligible for some track events.

The seller says there are $130,000 in receipts and milage is listed as 115 since the rebuild. I’d be curious how much is really on the car and the transmission. The ask price is a fairly insane $95,000, you could get two nice stock 930 Turbos for that price.

1979 Porsche 930 Resto Mod on eBay

The car sounds pretty nice in a video, love the turbo spool noise:



Ruf Something Or Other For Sale – 1980 Porsche 930

So… if I am the kind of guy that has a Ruf car in his/her garage I am going to know exactly what I have.  Here we have a Ruf tuned 1980 Porsche 930.

What level of tune, I have no idea.  CTR?  BTR?  Not sure, but it has 475 horsepower whatever it is.

1980 Ruf Porsche 930 For Sale:

From the seller –

“ruf 1985 930 911 turbo 475 din .hp power very fast car one of the fastest cars of the 80 top speed 200 Q mile low 12 mint condtion have owned fore 17 year very rare car call bill 774=249596. TH CAR IS A 1985 GERMAN CAR IS A RUF HAS MA TITLE SO SAME CAR GO THROUGH BARRET JAKSON FOR 129000.”

What?  I am not even sure what this means.  My guess it the seller bought a 1980 Porsche 930 and had some Ruf updates installed.  This is not to be confused with a factory built CTR or BTR.  Those cars can cost anywhere from $60-130k.  This is a very nice car and very very fast.  Probably a $50k car all day long.

You know what would be nice, some more detail.  I hate having to guess at what we are looking at.  But other than some cryptic pictures we don’t have much to go on.  The exhaust and wheels are Ruf spec but without a motor shot there is no way of knowing what level of tune we are looking at.

Potential buyers, it’s time to start asking questions.  The ambiguity of the ad might make for a good buying opportunity for the right person.

Be careful out there!