Tuner Tuesday: 1987 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet

There are days when I look at my Audi Coupe GT and think I did it all wrong. I stripped it out, made it hot and uncomfortable; too loud, too stiff, too track biased. It’s fun to drive in short bursts when it’s not hot, or cold, or raining, but there’s a bit of regret that I’m not able to drive and enjoy it more regularly. And it’s too black – it looks fantastic when it’s briefly clean, but every single scratch, nick, and scuff stand out like pimples on a teenager’s face before prom. But, you’d say, it’s a lowly Audi Coupe. Most people don’t even know what they are, and even 95% of those who do wouldn’t care if I made it however I wanted it to be. But what if I had a bigger budget? And, what if I was even more crazy?

I might have made something like this 911. It started life as a ’87 911 Turbo Cabriolet. Maybe. But then someone had an idea, a lot of drugs, and even more money. The result is an absolutely crazy 935-inspired 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet that is so wildly awesome and horrible at the same time you’ll never unsee it:

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Year: 1987
Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Engine: 3.3 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 4-speed manual
Mileage: 14,051 mi
Price: $80,000 Buy It Now

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If I sit and imagine what the ultimate show 911 convertible in 1988 would look like, this is pretty close to it. There are some truly awesome details like the massively staggered BBS magnesium wheels. The pop-riveted Plexiglas covers and NACA ducts may seem crude but are also wickedly race-chic in a Gas Monkey Garage kind of way. And the silhouette is amazing from several angles – there is no denying that if you wanted attention, this will bring it. But this car also walks the thin line of taste like a drunk in a Cops video, with a garish interior, some fake and not particularly safe-appearing roll hoops and detail work that at times looks like Stevie Wonder may have completed. I’d guess that this car’s radio should be playing the themes to Batman and Knight Rider on continuous loop. Then there’s the “mildly tuned” but claimed 500 streetable horsepower 3.3, which to me has some question marks. It may be the seller’s wording, but I’m left wondering what’s really in this car both in terms of build quality, what it started as, and what numbers it really produces. The seller claims computer projections put the top speed at 240 m.p.h., which I’m quite sure engineers from Bugatti and McLaren would openly laugh at, too. It is clear someone dropped a lot of money building this car – probably much more than the current $80,000 asking price. However, I wonder if at the end of it all they wish they hadn’t just left the car stock, where it would enjoy a much bigger market appeal and probably draw more money today.

-Carter

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4 Comments

  1. This cars been around for more then a decade. Its been painted a few colors since then and had a few different motors since then. The nose is from an AMC Eagle Talon. My guess is the paint job was turned to black in order to hide a lot of the shotty work. Its been banged around for years, changed hands at least a dozen times, appeared on many different dealer websites. I wouldn’t touch it with a 10 foot pole.

  2. Justin Credible

    This car is the definition of a hot mess.

  3. One of the worst Porsches of any type I’ve ever seen. Hideous. Ruined beyond repair. Yikes.

  4. Auction ended by seller with bidding topping out at a whopping $6,400…
    We’ll probably see this one again wearing different livery.

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