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A Super-Rare Porsche 964 "Flachbau" Has Come Up For Sale

One of only 10 Porsche 964 slant Nose is currently for Sale

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There’s hardly been a more consistent sports car over the years than the Porsche 911. The 964-generation, in particular, made between 1989 and 1993 is one of the most sought-after generations, especially in its ClubSport RS and Turbo variants. However, there was a peculiar situation in 1993. The last 93 examples of the Porsche 964 had remained in inventory and the Porsche 993 was due. The only option was to make them more outlandish-looking, faster, and exclusive. Enter the 1994 Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S – arguably the most sought-after version of the 964 and this particular one, listed for sale on “RM Soeheby’s”, is even more special than the rest.

A Super-Rare Porsche 964 "Flachbau" Has Come Up For Sale
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It’s not every day, a 1 of only 10 flat-nose Porsche 964 Turbo 3.6 S comes up for sale.

Out of those 93 last-batch 964s, Porsche spun off a couple of different variants. The US got 39 cars, with the X85 designation. European and other international markets got at least 27 cars, dubbed X84, while Japan got only 10, wearing the X83 designation. The one here is of those 10 cars, intended for the Japanese market. All 10 X83 versions featured the “Flachbau” or slant nose, similar to the 930 slant nose and the 935 race car. In addition, all X83s were finished in silver.

A Super-Rare Porsche 964 "Flachbau" Has Come Up For Sale
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But, of course, the main highlight here is the slant/flat nose.
The 3.6-liter turbocharged flat-six produces a staggering, for the time, 380 horsepower (283 kilowatts) and 398 pound-feet (540 Nm) – enough for a 0 to 60 mph (97 km/h) time of around 4.1 seconds and a top speed of 174 mph (280 km/h).

The flat-six is “married” to a five-speed manual, which sends power to the rear wheels only.

A Super-Rare Porsche 964 "Flachbau" Has Come Up For Sale
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The flat-nose 964s were made in 1994, just as the newer 993-generation came about.

This particular Porsche 964 X83 is number three out of 10. It was imported into the U.S. back in 2014 and was listed at RM Sotheby’s in 2018. The bid reached $420,000, but the car did not sell. The car comes with a Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, a matching numbers drivetrain, and 74,532 km (46,312 miles) on the odometer, which is only slightly more than what it was back in 2018. The current bid is $430,000 and is expected to go to around $500,000 - $650,000 - a steep price indeed, but absolutely worth paying for one of the rarest, most exclusive, Porsche 911s ever made.

Source: RMSotheby’s

Dim Angelov
Dim Angelov
Born in 1992, I come from a family of motoring enthusiasts. My passion for cars was awoken at the age of six, when I saw a Lamborghini Diablo SV in a magazine. After high school I earned a master’s degree in marketing and a Master of Arts in Media and Communications. Over the years, I’ve practiced and become skilled in precision driving and to date have test driven more than 250 cars across the globe. Over the years, I’ve picked up basic mechanical knowledge and have even taken part in the restoration of a 1964 Jaguar E-Type and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint. Lately, I’ve taken a fancy to automotive photography, and while modern cars are my primary passion, I also have a love for Asian Martial Arts, swimming, war history, craft beer, historical weapons, and car restoration. In time, I plan my own classic car restoration and hope to earn my racing certificate, after which I expect to establish my own racing team.  Read full bio
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