Just 948 examples of the legendary Porsche 911 Turbo Flachbau, or ‘Flatnose’, were made. It’s not too common to come across one that’s for sale, however if you can believe it, Silverstone Auctions will have not one but two examples of the tradition-breaking sports car for auction at its upcoming Porsche Sale.
The two 911 Flatnose examples set to go under the gavel at Silverstone are especially important members of the model’s family. The first car is a 1985 example that happens to be the first Flatnose ever produced for the public. It started out as Porsche press car and was purchased by its fourth and current owner 16 years ago.
On the opposite end of the spectrum is a 1989 example – the last Flatnose ever produced. While the 1985 car is mostly factory, this car was upgraded from 330 horsepower to 450 by well-known Porsche tuner Ruf and was also graced with a five-speed ‘G50’ gearbox, and a limited-slip differential.
Both cars are estimated to sell for £150,000 to £170,000 (about $228,000-$258,000 USD) when they go under the gavel on October 25th. They are far from the only interesting Porsches looking for new owners at the auction, so be sure to check out the lot list at this link.