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During my research of the factory 1989 930S cabriolet slant I have over 35 cars now in my database. I guess it makes this document more credible and the "1 of 28" not credible. Just thought I would share this. If you know of one please let me know about it.

Still looking for any information you would like to share on any of the 1987, 1988 and 1989 930S M505 slantnose cars.

Thanks guys, Quinn

I would warn you I have a number of official PCNA documents from this era filled with misinformation. When Adrian Streather wrote his book on the 964's I supplied him with some info like this and he had information from Porsche Ag showing it was incorrect. Not saying this is just take it with a grain of salt as they say.


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I ran across this on the web, thought it interesting and don't believe this car has been added nor discussed here... Apparently this car is reported to be the last "G" body Slantnose produced by the Special Whishes Dept which had by then evolved to be Porsche Exclusive.


“The last Flachbau” produced was this Porsche Exclusive 'slant-nose' cabriolet delivered to the owner in April 1990

"This 911 Turbo Cabriolet was equipped with a rain sensor. In case of rain, the open roof closed itself automatically and the owner got notified by a remote control. The opening mechanism of the cabriolet top (left & right sides) were modified in order to fit in the speakers of the 1000 Watt Custom Built Stereo system

" The Speedometer face and the faces of all of the other gauges are covered in leather and the numbers and words were hand silk screened. The Speedometer reads up to 220 mph and features an LED boost pressure display with a digital clock.

"Leather interior parts, a specialty of Porsche Exclusive, were almost everywhere. In total, more than 300 individual pieces were covered in leather. The car was furthermore ahead of its time with its six-speed manual transmission and a factory equipped limited slip differential."

"The car's tools were kept in hand-sewn leather wallets."

"The engineers at Porsche did everything possible for the Turbo engine with Motronic system - special camshafts, pistons, larger intercooler, different exhaust system, etc. The modifications resulted in an engine power of more than 460bhp (at low turbo boost). The turbo boost could be controlled by the driver with an adjustable boost control in the center console."

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Originally Posted by kycarguy 935 View Post
During my research of the factory 1989 930S cabriolet slant I have over 35 cars now in my database. I guess it makes this document more credible and the "1 of 28" not credible. Just thought I would share this. If you know of one please let me know about it.

Still looking for any information you would like to share on any of the 1987, 1988 and 1989 930S M505 slantnose cars.

Thanks guys, Quinn
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How would one verify if the car was indeed the "Last" one made? Or when it really occurred in the lineup? My curiousity is peaked because I remember my Dad (the former owner of my Slantnose) telling me that it was "the second to the last Slantnose made".

Dad knew obscure facts like that and was often right....then again, he could tell some pretty good whoppers too

Mine has successfully changed locations and is sitting with a slightly better class of companions.

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As many of you know this is Robert Linton's car he also owns the one off America GS and some nice BMW's all of which have no miles so to speak. If you hear him tell the story it is definitely the last delivered in 1990 and took years to complete including nearly a year for a 6 man team from Alpine to design and install all the electronics in this thing. IIRC it had 36 pages of options and started off as a simple special wishes project that escalated into this beast.

I have a bunch of pictures someplace of the cars in their storage facility here in Jersey but can't locate them right now really is a marvel although I still don't like the BBS's even though it came that way from the factory.

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