Rare Porsche 911 ‘Flat Nose’ up for auction at Salon Privé

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A rare Porsche 911 'Flat Nose' Cabriolet to be sold at auction this weekend at Salon Privé, could fetch up to £220,000.

The Porsche 911 (930) Turbo SE 'Flat Nose' cabriolet has had just one owner since new in 1989 and is thought to be one of only two 930 'Flat Nose' cabriolets sold in this shade of Minerva Blue.


Rare Porsche 911 ‘Flat Nose’ up for auction at Salon Privé

Rare Porsche 911 ‘Flat Nose’ up for auction at Salon Privé

'Flat Nose' – or 'Flachbau' - Porsches have existed since the 1970s in motorsport, with the 935 and 936 proving very competitive in World Championship races. However, by the early 1980s, these Porsches were becoming popular with road car customers. Road cars were initially converted by Kremer Racing, before the factory took on this service with its special-order programme, becoming an official option in 1986.

This car is one of the last 930 SE 'Flat Nose' models made, and also has the desirable five-speed G50 gearbox. It is one of Porsche's rarest models, with fewer than 10 produced in this specification.

The 911 was ordered two years before its delivery in 1989 and has covered just 35,000 miles in 28 years. It is described as being in "extremely genuine condition".

It will be sold by Silverstone Auctions at Salon Privé on Saturday at Blenheim Palace. Other lots include a 1989 Ferrari F40 that has covered under 2,200 miles and a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 Adenauer Cabriolet.