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. If this were a 930 without the Slantnose, we might be looking at a $40,000 to $60,000 car, depending on mileage and provenance. At $70,000, this seems to be in the ballpark for what a Slantnose is worth, as I’ve seen a few come about in the $50,000 range and some edging close to six figures.

-Paul

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6 Comments

  1. Something is wrong with the really wrong with the rear wheels. Never seen a turbo with such a narrow stance. 8’s and 9’s should be in place and spacers could be missing on the rears. It’s also been modded which is never a good thing from a longevity standpoint. Otherwise it’s a nice example of a Miami Vice coke dealer car.

  2. I think Vanilla Ice had a cabrio just like it.

  3. It feels like the slantnose was very much a product of the 80’s. Take a classic, balanced design and “improve” it by radically altering one of the core design elements that made it so classic and balanced. Obviously, I’m not a fan.

    Slim’s description was right on – the stereotypical owner of a car like this would either be a user or a seller.

  4. I’m not a fan of the Slantnose either. This is when the 911 became a victim of the times, as concealed headlamps were popular then. Some may like this variant, but for me, it’s messing with perfection. I’ll take a 911 with the regular front clip, thank you.

  5. There is a laundry list of things wrong with that car if you’re looking for an unmolested original. Clearly there is an offset issue with the wheels, they may be aftermarket replacements with the wrong offset. I also agree that the slant design has not aged well at all and the stance makes it look worse. At that price it better have a key of uncut under the seat left over from the 80’s

  6. I’ve never been a big fan of the slantnose either, but I do recognize that it’s design was taken directly from the racing efforts of the day. The front end is far more aerodynamic than the traditional 911 front fender configuration. That being said, this is probably one of those modifications that should have been left at the track.

    The rest of the comments are spot-on. If the car was completely original, I think it would probably bring a lot more. As it sits now, it’s a bit of a crap shoot.

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