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It is my understanding the 911/930 Turbo "Slantnose" where sold to Europe and Canada from 1981-85 and sold in the USA in 1986-1989 as an option.

I guess the question is between the 80's year 911/930 Turbo Slantnose Euro car 1981-85 and the 1986-89? USA model slantnose car, and which one of the 80's year is real and worth the most.

According to this:
Porsche 930 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
the 911/930 turbo model between 1981-1985 where only available in Canada and Europe slantnose or not. So if you have a 911/930 "slantnose" year models 1981-1985 and it's not from Canada or a Euro car then I would guess it is not a factory 911/930 Turbo slantnose. But, if you have a Euro slantnose between 1981-1985 you might have the real deal with the 1983-85 having the larger 3.3L engine option and extra special wishes upgrades being the one of choice and the 1983 the model most sought after Euro and of most value of that period I would guess.

The larger 3.3L engine upgrade for the 911/930 Turbo became available in 1983 and only available in Euro cars as a special wishes option. So if you have a 1981-1985 911/930 Turbo German/EURO slantnose with a rear tagged as just Turbo then you might have the real deal manufactured from 1981-1985 with the 1983-85 being the only years available as special wishes car.

The Cabriolet was first introduced in 1983 to the Euro market and then later
to the USA market in 1986.

Porsche offered a "Flachbau" ("slantnose") 930 under the "Sonderwunschprogramm" (special order program) beginning in 1981, an otherwise normal 930 with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end.

In 1986-89 you would have the USA version of the 911/930 Turbo "slantnose".

So, which 911/930 Turbo "slantnose" should be worth the most?

A 1981-85 Euro, 911/930 Turbo "Flachbau" ("slantnose") 930 under the "Sonderwunschprogramm" (special order program).

First being the 1983 Euro 911/930 Turbo Cabriolet "slantnose" special wishes car.

The 1983 Euro car had as part of their special wishes program a factory installed slantnose option for the 911/930 Turbo, the first to have a 3.3L (930/83) engine, and the first Cabriolet available only in Europe one of only 948 units built during that time. 1983 model was also the first year the performance option became available on a build-to-order basis from Porsche. With the add-on came a 4-pipe exhaust system and an additional oil-cooler requiring a remodelled front spoiler and units bearing the add-on often featured additional ventilation holes in the rear fenders and modified rockers.

or

A 1986-89 USA, 911/930 Turbo Cabriolet with the "slantnose" option
and a (930/66) engine?


Here's what they say:

Changing emissions regulations in Japan and the U.S. forced Porsche to withdraw the 930 from those markets in 1980. It remained, however, available in Canada. Believing the 928 would eventually replace the 911, Fuhrmann cut-back spending on the model, and it was not until Fuhrmann's resignation the company finally committed the financing to re-regulate the car.

The 930 remained available in Europe, and for 1983 a 330 PS (243 kW; 325 hp) performance option became available on a build-to-order basis from Porsche. With the add-on came a 4-pipe exhaust system and an additional oil-cooler requiring a remodelled front spoiler and units bearing the add-on often featured additional ventilation holes in the rear fenders and modified rockers.

Porsche offered a "Flachbau" ("slantnose") 930 under the "Sonderwunschprogramm" (special order program) beginning in 1981, an otherwise normal 930 with a 935-style slantnose instead of the normal 911 front end. Each Flachbau unit was handcrafted by remodeling the front fenders. So few were built that the slantnose units often commanded a high premium over sticker, adding to the fact that they required a premium of up to 60 per cent (highly individualized cars even more) over the standard price. Several sources claim the factory built 948 units. The Flachbau units delivered in Europe usually featured the 330 hp (246 kW) performance kit.

Porsche 930 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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