1989 Porsche 911 Turbo ‘Flachbau’
One of just 686 third generation ‘Flachbau’ 911 Turbos built between 1987 and 1989 – Sole year of production for 930 Turbo models equipped with the Getrag G50 five-speed transmission – Finished in the special-order colour of Pearl White with matching Fuchs wheels – Odometer reads just 22,472 miles at the time of cataloguing
From the moment of its arrival in 1975, the Porsche 911 Turbo set a new benchmark in performance—not only for future 911s, but also the supercar genre as a whole. As the first forced-induction variant, the “930”-generation boasted blistering acceleration and eye-catching design, with flared arches, fat tyres, and a “whale tail” spoiler inspired by the hugely competitive IROC racers.
Buyers had the option of making their new 911 even more special with the addition of the wild “M505” package. Ticking this option transformed the car with a 935-inspired Flachbau—or “Slant-Nose”—body, completely changing the 911’s appearance thanks to louvred wings, pop-up headlamps, straked side vents, and wider rear wings. A costly option underappreciated in period, the distinctive body style has since become one of the most desirable features of this generation 911—as emblematic of the era as the Ferrari Testarossa, shoulder pads, and pulsing synth-pop.
Chassis 50152 was one of the few 930-Series 911 Turbos to be specified with the ‘Flachbau’ package and was ordered on 15 June 1988. The car left Zuffenhausen on 11 November destined for the North American market and finished in the special-order colour of Pearl White over Silk Grey leather with body-coloured Fuchs wheels—an option restricted to Flachbau variants. Additionally, the Porsche was specified with a CD player, limited-slip differential, short-throw gear lever, and a sports steering wheel with a raised hub. The four-spoke wheel was ordered in black, while the boot was trimmed in black velour and the seatbelt buckles in leather.
While the lion’s share of 930-generation 911s were fitted with four-speed gearboxes, as a final model-year example, chassis 50152 is one of the few to benefit from the desirable five-speed Getrag G50 gearbox.
This special 911 was delivered to its first owner on 28 January 1989 via the Porsche main dealer in Smyrna, Georgia, United States. While little is known of its early history, the car is understood to have later been exported to France. Following an extended period in the same ownership, the car was bought by the consigning owner and imported to the Netherlands in April 2022. Presenting in factory specification and unrestored condition with a paint refresh to the nose, the odometer read just 22,472 miles at the time of cataloguing. The car is accompanied by an air compressor, car cover, space-saver spare wheel, and toolkit.
With such low mileage, a desirable and rare colour combination, and the much sought-after ‘Flachbau’ styling package, this remarkable 911 Turbo deserves to take pride of place in a leading Porsche collection.
|Year of construction:||1989|
|Model:||911 Turbo Flachbau|
|Cylinder capacity:||3,3 Liter|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|