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1988 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet

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Chassis No. WP0EB0938JS070364
Engine No. 68J00934
Perhaps one of the more nebulous models to emerge from Porsche's Sonderwunsch (Special Wishes) Department, the 911 Turbo Slantnose has recently received more than a second glance from those Porsche enthusiasts and collectors who have come to revere the model not only for its racing department looks but its rarity and hand-built construction. Some of the confusion stems from the special wishes nature, the customization process of these cars, and myriad changes that featured in early 1981-1986 models. By 1987, due to customer demand, a new option appeared on PCNA price lists: M505. This new Slantnose option order code cleared up much confusion in not only the secretive ordering process but the associated costs as well. By 1988 the M505 option cost a princely $28,422, nearly the cost of a Porsche 944 at $30,235!
In true Porsche fashion, the M505 Slantnose option is more than just a styling exercise. Extra air vents were added above the front wheels to allow the high-pressure air to escape and reduce front-end lift at high speeds. The Turbo's rocker panels were also widened, and cooling ducts were added in front of the rear wheels helping cool the engine oil and rear brakes. A 911 Turbo is a desirable car, yet the M505 Slantnose option is the most significant motorsport-inspired upgrade of the Turbo era, adding another level of desirability and hand-built exclusivity to an already highly collectible car.
Completed at Porsche in February 1988 destined for the U.S.-Market, this 911 Turbo not only sports the near $28,422 Slantnose package but a limited-slip differential, alarm, and a power folding convertible top as well. In fact, a 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet was the most costly Porsche model in 1988 at just over $110,000. Finished in non-metallic Black over a Black leather interior and a matching black soft top, it sports the well-known, but not often seen, “triple black” specification. According to its clean CARFAX, it remained in California until October 2002 when it was purchased by an individual in Pennsylvania. Driven with enjoyment while in California, by 2002, factory Slantnoses had become a very special 911 Turbo and this example entered long-term, 20-year ownership in the Keystone State in 2003. Over the past 21 years it has only accumulated 12,000 additional miles, strong evidence that it had entered collectible status, a fine representative of apex 1980s automotive culture. In fact, because the 911 Turbo Slantnose was “everywhere” in the 1980s, and covered extensively in automotive press, it's a commonly thought that production numbers are much higher than they truly are. A period document from Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) counts this as one of just 112 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolets sold in the United States in 1988.
Today this factory Slantnose Cabriolet with its matching numbers engine is offered with 57,416 miles at the time of cataloging and includes a copy of its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and service records.

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Chassis No. WP0EB0938JS070364
Engine No. 68J00934
Perhaps one of the more nebulous models to emerge from Porsche's Sonderwunsch (Special Wishes) Department, the 911 Turbo Slantnose has recently received more than a second glance from those Porsche enthusiasts and collectors who have come to revere the model not only for its racing department looks but its rarity and hand-built construction. Some of the confusion stems from the special wishes nature, the customization process of these cars, and myriad changes that featured in early 1981-1986 models. By 1987, due to customer demand, a new option appeared on PCNA price lists: M505. This new Slantnose option order code cleared up much confusion in not only the secretive ordering process but the associated costs as well. By 1988 the M505 option cost a princely $28,422, nearly the cost of a Porsche 944 at $30,235!
In true Porsche fashion, the M505 Slantnose option is more than just a styling exercise. Extra air vents were added above the front wheels to allow the high-pressure air to escape and reduce front-end lift at high speeds. The Turbo's rocker panels were also widened, and cooling ducts were added in front of the rear wheels helping cool the engine oil and rear brakes. A 911 Turbo is a desirable car, yet the M505 Slantnose option is the most significant motorsport-inspired upgrade of the Turbo era, adding another level of desirability and hand-built exclusivity to an already highly collectible car.
Completed at Porsche in February 1988 destined for the U.S.-Market, this 911 Turbo not only sports the near $28,422 Slantnose package but a limited-slip differential, alarm, and a power folding convertible top as well. In fact, a 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolet was the most costly Porsche model in 1988 at just over $110,000. Finished in non-metallic Black over a Black leather interior and a matching black soft top, it sports the well-known, but not often seen, “triple black” specification. According to its clean CARFAX, it remained in California until October 2002 when it was purchased by an individual in Pennsylvania. Driven with enjoyment while in California, by 2002, factory Slantnoses had become a very special 911 Turbo and this example entered long-term, 20-year ownership in the Keystone State in 2003. Over the past 21 years it has only accumulated 12,000 additional miles, strong evidence that it had entered collectible status, a fine representative of apex 1980s automotive culture. In fact, because the 911 Turbo Slantnose was “everywhere” in the 1980s, and covered extensively in automotive press, it's a commonly thought that production numbers are much higher than they truly are. A period document from Porsche Cars North America (PCNA) counts this as one of just 112 911 Turbo Slantnose Cabriolets sold in the United States in 1988.
Today this factory Slantnose Cabriolet with its matching numbers engine is offered with 57,416 miles at the time of cataloging and includes a copy of its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity and service records.

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