The Slantnose Job On This Porsche 930 Has An Odd History


Question is, who did the conversion?

This 1982 Porsche 930 Slantnose, or “Flachbau,” is a very rare treat. Not too many of these were built and this one has just 83,000 original miles. Now, the Slantnose conversion, while done in Germany, may or may not have been done by Porsche itself. Its owner does have a certificate of authenticity and the work is very well done. It’s all metal and no fiber glass. On this latest episode of The Smoking Tire, Matt Farah gets behind the wheel of one of the only Flachbaus registered in California.

In fact, this particular one was originally a European-spec. The US market 930s came powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter flat-six, but this one has a 3.3-liter with 330 hp. And yes, it’s completely stock save for one small thing: the steering wheel.

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The original one is ugly because it’s a four-spoke unit, but it’s fortunately been swapped out in favor of an also Porsche-made three-spoke wheel. Save for that, this Slantnose 930 is exactly the same as it was when it left the Porsche factory some 35 years ago. Needless to say, it’s quite popular with the local Porsche and Cars and Coffee crowd. It’s not every day you see a Slantnose and if the owner ever wanted to sell his car there’d be no shortage of buyers willing to pay serious money.

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