The first and last of the 50 Porsche 930 Turbo SE ‘Flatnoses’ made for the UK market are for sale in Silverstone Auctions Porsche Sale at Silverstone Circuit 25 October.
The production of the 930 Turbo SE ‘Flatnose’ (‘Flachbau’ in its native tongue) ran from 1986 to 1989. These superstars of many eighties bedroom wall were made in limited numbers, with only 948 believed to have been sold worldwide and only 50 of those making it to the UK. At twice the price of a standard Porsche 930 Turbo, the Flachbau wasn’t a cheap options list tick either.
First Porsche 930 Turbo Flatnose for sale
The first Porsche 930 Turbo Flatnose for sale was produced in 1985 and registered on 11th November of that year by Porsche GB. The car was famous among eighties car fans as it was Porsche GB’s factory press car, famously wearing the iconic ‘911 HUL’ number plate and appearing in numerous motoring magazines.
Finished in its original colour of Silver Metallic, the car also has a number of unusual factory options, including rare Recaro Ideal ‘C’ seats in special order Can-Can Red, an engine conversion with 330bhp (boosted from the original 300bhp) and a modified front spoiler and oil cooler.
Complete with original service books, manuals, invoices and MOT certificates, backing up the cars low mileage of only 33,500 miles, the first Porsche 930 Flatnose will be auctioned with an estimate of £150,000 – £170,000.
Last UK Porsche 930 Turbo Flatnose for sale
The last factory production 930 Turbo SE ‘Flatnose’ is being sold boasts an equally impressive provenance and condition. The car was sold new in 1989 and delivered in May that year and has covered just 32,500 miles since.
The car benefits from a number of driver-focussed factory upgrades including the 330bhp engine upgrade, five-speed ‘G50’ gearbox, limited slip differential as well as heated front seats and a sunroof.
Its previous owner took the car to famous Porsche tuners RuF Automobile GmbH who modified the car further, boosting engine power to 450bhp. The car is being sold with an estimate of £150,000 – £170,000.
With only 50 cars ever produced for the UK market, the sale represents not only the chance to buy a very rare Porsche 930 Turbo Flachbau but also a unique opportunity to see the first and last cars off the production together for the very first time.
Silverstone Auctions will also be exhibiting at Classic & Sports Car – The London Show, held at Alexandra Palace from 30 October – 1 November as auctioneers for the silent auction.