In the world of Porsche tuners, Gemballa is one of the wilder companies. Starting out in 1981, Uwe Gemballa’s first creation was the Avalanche, based on the 911 3.2 Slantnose. Wider fenders, side strakes akin to what was seen on the Ferrari Testarossa and a host of interior upgrades were the order of the day. The wild excess of the 1980s led to a bit more subtle aftermarket kits in the 1990s and greater performance. For a time, a 600 bhp Gemballa 911 held a lap record at the Nürburgring before being surpassed by a Carrera GT. The company’s fortunes took a sad turn in 2010. Uwe Gemballa suddenly went missing in February of that year, only to be found murdered several months later. The CEO, Andreas Schwarz, along with an investor was able to buy the brand rights and in August 2010 Gemballa GmbH was formed.
The car we see here for sale in Phoenix, Arizona is a 993-based Turbo Cabriolet. After the 3.3 liter Turbo Cabriolet of the 1980s, Porsche would never again offer an air-cooled Turbo Cabriolet. So what should have been a no brainer in the product portfolio turns out to be rather special in this case. It’s an interesting mix of 1980s styling cues with more current 911 underpinnings.
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Model: 911 Turbo Cabriolet Gemballa
Engine: 3.6 liter turbocharged flat-6
Transmission: 6-speed manual
Mileage: 13,936 mi
Price: $135,000 Buy It Now
1995 Porsche 911 Turbo Cab
1 of 5 built
While I appreciate the factory Slantnose look, it’s not one that I’d probably want on my own personal 911. I’m in the camp that would have preferred this 993 with its original face left in tact. Still, I can appreciate the rare factor with this car, as I was never aware of this particular conversion. Combine this with the fact that this is a conversion from the era when Uwe was around and you have quite the collectable 911.