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1989 Porsche 930 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet


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The eighties were a time of experimentation in outrageousness when it came to automotive styling. From the flared gills of the Ferrari Testarossa to wide fendered hot rods from the Mercedes-Benz tuning firm, AMG, the sky was the limit. There was one styling modification that I was never too particularly fond of, and it came by way of the number 505, otherwise known as the factory option code for Flachbau (slantnose). This option eviscerated the classic front end profile of the 911 for a decidedly eighties appearance by way of a wedge shape front end with pop-up headlamps. Who ever would go to the lengths of modifying a classic design like the 911 was beyond me. But, only a limited run of these were manufactured, much to the joy of purists everywhere. Perhaps this spoke to how popular this option was amongst 911 buyers? Whatever the case may be, this Slantnose Cabriolet for sale in New Jersey is but a handful that were produced in the 3.2 Carrera’s final year.

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Year: 1989
Model: 930 Slantnose Cabriolet
Engine: 3.2 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 59,938 mi
Price: $98,888 Buy It Now

Ultra rare 1989 Porsche 930 M505 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet. 1 or 27 produced. Highly collectible Porsche. G50 5-speed transmission. MSRP over $100K+ back in 1989. Factory M505 option. All factory tool kit. 1989 Slantnose documentation & original brochure. Complete concours quality repaint in Seal Gray. Black leather. Rare locking differential option. Car cover. Accident green, no rust, no leaks. Wheels are free of any curbing. Convertible top is brand new!


Factory exhaust
Factory intercooler
Factory radio
Factory steering wheel


You won’t be able to find a cheap, late model 930 Turbo and the Slantnose version is no different. The asking price for this one is about in line with what similar cars have fetched recently. They aren’t making air-cooled 911s anymore and if there was one classic car I would invest my money in, it would be the 911. And when it comes to the 911, it seems the rarer the example the better.



  1. audemars
    audemars December 30, 2013

    If you have a rare air cooled 911, keep it, take care of it, and keep it original.
    If you don’t, get one while you can, and take care of it.

  2. Ry
    Ry December 30, 2013

    It certainly is one of those love it or hate it things, and I don’t know how I feel about it myself sometimes. The 935 racing Porsches of the late ’70s were beautiful (to my eyes) without, and with the slant nose. That Porsche figured out a loophole in the rules (isn’t that what auto racing is all about anyway?) to get a slipperier shape by taking off the big headlights and the fenders that attached them – was a pretty neat trick. I’m not sure if they actually had to produce “street” cars for Group 4 / 5 homologation rules that replicated the slant nose or not. But, the 935/78 Moby Dick in Martini Rossi livery is probably one of the most iconic racing Porsches of all time.

    When it first appeared as an option for street cars, and when it stopped being available as an option, I’d be curious of. It’s a fine line between poseur and super fan to embrace the bodywork, and pay for it to be on your street car, many years after it was introduced as a novel trick on a race car.

    Porsche has used racing heritage to sell street cars (and SUVs) for a long time. I’m sure “purists” would be upset at the number of 4 door vehicles Porsche sells as well as SUVs, and convertibles, but Porsche doesn’t care too much about upsetting people when it is selling exponentially more cars every year.

    To my aesthetic eye, a Cabriolet slat nose is as ’80s as DeLoreans and 512 Testarossas.

  3. Adam
    Adam December 30, 2013

    Is it just me, or do you guys feature more Slantnote Cabs than Coupes?

    There’s just something about the 930 Slantnose (and 935, as Ry noted) that I love 🙂

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