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Originally Posted by onboost View Post

Funny you should be looking into this, earlier in the year I started digging through some of my notes and searching for similar information with regard to my car.........

My car was shipped to AJR by it's previous owner for a slantnose conversion and some minor Ruf mods. I am told, that AJR used factory slant nose fenders in their conversion. Not the headlight mechanisms but the fenders themselves. I have looked at many slantnose fenders, and the AJR units are not cut but rather stamped or formed steel. Most others, as with my previous slantnose, were made by cutting out the tops and welding in flat inserts or of course were fiberglass.

Special wishes offered several different consoles at the time. Mine is quite different from yours as its wider at the top and both knee pads are altered to accommodate the width. It was set-up to accommodate a cassette holder, a/c switches, and a knob for fuel enrichment. Not sure what they like to call this particular style console, however the one you have appears to be the original 930S style. My steering wheel is identical to yours and I have been told that these are the "original" 930S or special wishes wheels, the AJR catalog shows this wheel. The LED boost gauge is kinda-of-mystery as they are a VDO item, and I have seen them in both 934s and 935s, Special Whishes vehicles, standard 930s, DP 930s, and I know they were once available through Andial. They look really trick but I hear they are very inaccurate and difficult to read at speed..............

Anyway, just my 02 cents...

Darn!! Wish I had kept my AJ USA catalog. When I was researching the Special Wishes cars of the 80's back in '97, I ran across the AJ catalog and it listed all the pieces it used in the slantnose conversion. They used all the factory pieces, even the headlight mechanism. Everything thing was there, even the reinforcements Porsche added in the headlight mechanism area. It would have been impossible to tell the difference between the conversion and the real deal.
'85 930 Factory Special Wishes Flachbau
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