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Whale Tail vs. Tea Tray Spoiler

New to this forum so forgive me if this has been covered before. What is the difference between these two spoilers. When where they intorduced, and on what production cars. Thanks
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Whale tails were on SC's , Tea Trays are on 930's
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The whale tail looks a lot like a whale tail. Looking from the side, there's not much depth to it. The tea tray spoiler is what you find on all intercooled Turbos. In profile it's deep so that the intercooler fits inside.
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They started on the 930
(whale tail ) 1975-1977 they where low no intercooler
(Tea tray tail) 1978-1989 they where raised higher too fit the intercooler
Also on the 964 1990-1994
I think that's all there was
1987 930 cassis red metallic
2006 cayenne dark green metallic

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This is my understanding:

Whale tail (which looks like the very early Carrera tail), offered on the early 930s:

Tea tray (aka sushi tray), offered on the later 930s. Note the vertical rubber lip "end plates" on either side (left/right) of the tail:

Carrera tail:

Actually, technically these aren't tails but rather spoilers, I think.
1987 Venetian Blue (really looks like grey) 930 Coupe

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