Our protagonist today, the Porsche 911 Turbo Targa who poses in the photo, is at least special. It’s not just a unit first generation Turbo, he is also one of the few with a surname low-rise building conceived in this bodywork. All an object of desire for porchistas, and collectors in general, which is auctioned at the end of January.
Es RM Sotheby’s who sells it with a hammer at his auction in Phoenix (Arizona), which will take place next January 27th. It is part of the Tenenbaum Collection and its estimated price ranges between 310,000 and 395,000 euros.
A time machine with 300 hp and less than 12,800 km
Specifically, this Porsche 911 Turbo Targa, with VIN WP0EB0932KS060091 and US spec, dates from 1989 and equip the M505 package, which gave this exclusive print run a different imprint from the rest of the 911 Turbo.
known as low-rise building, The flat nose in English, they were distinguished by equipping retractable headlights, so its front was flat as it lacked round optical characteristics. It also displayed differential defenses, ventilation grilles before in the rear wheel arches and a widened rear.
Only nine 911 ‘Flachbau’ Targa saw the light of day in 1989, and in total between 1987 and that year they were assembled 29 units. We are therefore before a whole rare notice to brag about behind the wheel.
To this is added its excellent condition, at least from what can be seen in the photos, and that its odometer promises that it has only traveled 7,918 miles, that is to say about 12,743 km.
This particular unit as reflected in your documentation, mounts the M930/66 propellant, so it is the 3.3-liter turbo six-cylinder 300 hp and 432 Nm of pair. And in your case it is managed by a five-speed manual gearbox Getrag G50 that transmits all the force to the rear axle.
This heart is accompanied in this Porsche 911 ‘Flachbau’ Targa with a Guards Red body with Black roof in combination with an interior in Cashmere Beige faux fur and with red accents.
In addition, it includes benefits such as self-locking differential, shortened gear lever and leather, sports seats with electrical adjustment, Light Rootwood instrumentation or Blaupunkt Reno radio.
Since it was custom-commissioned by its first owner, Sbarro’s heir, Anthonyu Sbarro, has not been modified some beyond the relevant maintenance.
The car is sold with all the documentation, the carfax certificate, a set of tools and a set of tires, as well as the Porsche certificate of authenticity. Suitors will not be lacking, that’s for sure.
Photos: Robin Adams, courtesy RM Sotheby’s.