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This Extremely-Uncommon Porsche 911 Was the First of Its Type within the U.S. and Now It’s up for Grabs

This Extremely-Uncommon Porsche 911 Was the First of Its Type within the U.S. and Now It’s up for Grabs

A rather unusual and noteworthy 1980s Porsche was just put up for grabs.

A rare 1982 911 Turbo Slantnose is currently up for auction on Bring a Trailer. The sport car’s unusual front end isn’t an aftermarket modification, either. The bright red coupé actually left the factory with it more than 40 years ago.

Premium automakers like Bentley may be doubling down on bespoke add-ons in 2024, but customization divisions are nothing new. Porsche’s ultra-exclusive Sonderwunsch special requests program has been catering to the marque’s most deep-pocketed customers for decades now. Through the division, customers could help design the car of their dreams like this particular slantnose, whale-tale 911 Turbo, according to Car and Driver. It was the first, factory-made example of the sports car to make it to the U.S., which earned it a spot on the cover of the magazine back in February 1983.

1982 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

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The reason why slantnose 911s are so coveted is because they look similar to the company’s iconic 935 race car. Of course, this example is street-legal, so it had to be fitted with headlights from the 944 so that it could be driven at night. It’s finished in Guards Red paint with black trim over a beige leather interior. It’s a color combo that just works, especially for a 1980s sports car. There are some subtle signs of wear and tear, including scratches on the underside of the front lip spoiler, but they just highlight that this is a car meant to be driven, not put on display.

This 911 Turbo’s body may have earned it a magazine cover, but the mill sitting in the engine bay is just as worthy of your attention. The 911 Turbo is powered by an air-cooled 3.3-liter flat-six equipped with a single turbocharger that produces 325 hp and 315 ft lbs of torque, which was sent to the rear wheels via a four-speed manual. Thanks to all that pep, the car could hit 60 in 4.6 seconds and a top speed of 155 mph when it was brand new. This example has covered 40,000 miles since leaving the factory, but looks to have been kept in excellent shape.

Inside the 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose

Inside the 911 Turbo Slantnose

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Eager to be the next driver who gets to put miles on this slant-nose 911 Turbo? We might suggest preparing for a major outlay. This auction runs until Tuesday, April 9, and with eight days left to go bidding has already reached $123,000.

Click here for more photos of the 1982 Porsche 911 Turbo Slantnose.

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Source: Robb Report

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