Final Porsche Slantnose Defines ‘Factory Custom’

No fewer than 40 Porsche employees contributed to the masterpiece pictured above, which is a bespoke Porsche 911 slantnose delivered in 1990 with a list of custom goodies nothing short of shocking.

Still in factory-perfect condition, the car is the last 911 Turbo Type 930 to be built and represents the legacy with style and grace despite having very little in common with its factory-spec underlings.

Its owner ordered the car with a much bigger intercooler, which would be necessary were the car ever pushed hard. That’s because the owner also specified that it be built with new camshafts, pistons, a new exhaust system, a Motronic digital engine management system and more, all of which brought the car to 460 hp at its low boost setting.

Boost settings? Yes, it also has a knob build into the center console, letting the driver control how much boost the turbocharger would push through the engine.

In other 930s of that era, having that much power would have been a problem, to put things politely. The owner must have known how the car would be a handful because it also came with a factory-equipped limited slip differential and a six-speed manual, putting it well ahead of its time.

But that’s far from a complete list of unusual parts put into the Porsche. It also came with a rain-sensing roof that would close itself while parked if it sensed any precipitation, though that isn’t the only interesting change made to the drop top. It also had to be modified for a 1,000-watt system to fit with the top down.

More than 300 individual interior pieces were covered in leather, including the background for the dash gauges which had the numbers and icons silk screened on. The extensive leather lust didn’t stop there, though; all the car’s tools were also housed in hand-sewn leather bags. The car even has an LED boost gauge and a digital clock.

If there has to be a downside, it’s probably that the car isn’t for sale and that it hasn’t ever been driven in traffic. Then again, that’s why it’s still in perfect condition.

Then again, it doesn’t really matter that this car isn’t for sale. It was built under Porsche’s personalization program, which allows buyers to customize their cars as they see fit. While Porsche won’t be building the car shown in the gallery below, it would be possible to replicate those touches and more with enough spending cash.

GALLERY: Custom 1989 Porsche 911 Slantnose


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