Porsche 911 Turbo Flachbau

Porsche 911 Turbo Flachbau

Cabriolet, 1989

Highlights

  • One of only 7 C-16 UK cars built in 1989!
  • Stunning colour combination!
  • G50 gearbox

1989 ‘C-16’, Porsche 930 Turbo SE G50 ‘Flachbau’ Cabriolet

One of just seven examples of this rare Turbo Cabriolet with the 5-speed box and only 33,168 miles.

One of only fifty genuine factory-produced 930 SE low-build cars. Built by the Special Wishes Department, the ‘Flachbau’ cars were essentially normal 930 Turbos with the dramatic, 935-style, sloping front end – Equipped with an uprated engine of 330bhp (from 300), Dual-Exit exhaust and a limited-slip differential – Upgraded interior featuring a unique centre console, heated front seats, steering wheel and gear lever knob with a gold insert – Stunning colour combination of White Pearl with a matching leather interior – 33,168 miles corroborated by 16 service stamps – Expenditure of over £45,000 in 2017 – One of only 7 C-16 UK cars built in 1989, this really is the ‘Holy Grail’

United Kingdom

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Anyone who followed the ‘World Championship of Makes’ (essentially an International championship for long-distance Sports Car racing), will remember their surprise at the shape of the new Porsche 935 when it first appeared at Mugello in March 1976. Subsequently, these ‘Flatnose’ 935s and 936s (in Group 6) were to prove very competitive in the hands of Ickx, Mass and Stommelen and during the next two seasons managed four victories in eight World Championship races and a triumph at Le Mans in each year. However, Porsche began to worry that all these victories by the works Flatnose cars might alienate the vast number of private clients who were investing their own money in conventionally-shaped competition 911s, and decided to restrict their efforts for 1978 to an entry at Le Mans.

The distinctive look of the “Flachbau” (literally translated as Low Build) obviously retained its appeal in the minds of their road car customers and, from 1981 until early 1989, Porsche 930 Turbo buyers could specify their car in this style to special order. Just 50 ‘C16’ cars were manufactured for the UK-market, initially equipped with an uprated engine of 330bhp (from 300) mated to a 4-speed transmission. However, at the end of 1988, the uprated 5-Speed G50 gearbox was introduced, dramatically easing the peaks in power delivery by reducing the effects of ‘turbo-lag’. The factory SE also benefited from a dual-exit exhaust system, limited-slip differential, heated front seats and a sunroof.

This example is a genuine, factory-produced, C-16, Porsche 930 Turbo SE G50 Cabriolet built in 1989 under the ‘Sonderwunchprogramm’ (Special Wishes Programme). It’s superbly finished in White Pearl with a matching leather interior and has covered just 33,168 miles in the hands of three private owners prior to spending time in two of the highest-profile exclusive collections in the UK since 2014.

It’s supplied with an extensive history file detailing expenditure of over £45,000 lavished on this stunning Porsche during 2017 to ensure that it presents today in the best possible condition for an enthusiast or collector alike. The history file also contains all its previous MOTs and the service book displays sixteen service stamps helping to corroborate the indicated mileage.

With only seven C-16 examples of this specific model produced in 1989, this really is the ‘Holy Grail’ when considering a 930 and we would welcome any inspection of this rather special Porsche.

Make: PORSCHE
Model: 911 TURBO SE FLATNOSE CABRIOLET
Registration Number: G217 MKO
MOT Expiry: 18/02/2022
Chassis Number: WPOZZZ93ZKSO20243
Body Colour: WHITE

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Specifications

Year of construction: 1989
Model: 911 Turbo Flachbau
Body: Cabriolet
Series: 930
Mileage: 33168 km
Power: 330 HP
Cylinder capacity: 3,3 Liter
Steering: right
Transmission: Manual
Drive: Rear drive
Fuel: Gasoline
Interior color: White
Interior material: Leather
Exterior color: White
Manufacturer color code (exterior): Alpinweiss L90E
New/Used: Used car
Ready to drive: Yes
Country of delivery: United Kingdom

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