Own the Unique Porsche 928 Flatnose

Auctioning the Rare Automobile: $305,000.

The flatnose Porsche 911 was ushered into the world when the adventurous 935 appeared, offering up aerodynamic benefits with its retractable headlights. Following the success of that recreation, Porsche brought this technology to the road, creating different flachbau versions that were available across the 1980s and 1990s with the 993 generation as the final destination. Nevertheless, one fan of Porsche went a step further by requesting a personalized design from Porsche’s Exclusive department. Consequently, they produced the rare 928 – and now, the original owner of the specially designed vehicle is putting it up for auction with RM Sotheby’s on January 31st in Paris.

The revamp of the nose imparts a peculiar aspect to the car. The front end creates a resemblance to that of the four-cylinder 944, though everything else is pure 928. It is almost like Porsche needed to quickly come up with an answer and so had to hastily incorporate the 944 features into the 928.

The purchaser of this 928, aside from the replacements for the headlights, also requested further modifications like extended side skirts extending to a broader rear wheel arch with a more curvaceous shape that contrasted the standard vehicle’s boxy look. In addition, it was kitted out with deep-rimmed wheel spacers and additional aerodynamic side mirrors.

In 1989, the 928 GT was introduced to the market as a sportier choice than the S4 model. The 5.0-liter, 32-valve V8 generates 326 hp and 317 lb-ft of torque. The manual transmission boasted shorter gear ratios and came with a limited-slip differential.

The sole proprietor of the Flatnose 928 has maintained accurate records for the automobile, including every detail from its original procurement. The entirety of its lifespan has been tended to by Porsche dealers or trained experts.

RM Sotheby’s predicts the car will sell between $195,000 and $305,000 (180,000 to 280,000 euros). To put this into perspective, the most costly 928 ever bought on Bring A Trailer sold for $163,928, while others went over $100,000. Seeing as it is such a unique example, the additional expense doesn’t sound like much of a premium.

Source: RM Sothebys

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