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1982 Porsche 930 Turbo "Sonderwunsche"
Scottsdale Auction

ESTIMATE: $200,000 - $250,000
• 1 of only 59 “Sonderwunsche” (Special Wish) cars built
• Complete with Porsche/RUF correspondence and extensive documentation
• Exceptionally well-maintained
• Finished in striking white with black accents

3,164 cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with a single turbocharger and Bosch electronic fuel injection rated at 341 HP, five-speed manual gearbox, independent front and rear suspension, four-wheel ventilated and cross-drilled disc brakes; wheelbase: 89.4”

While the era of the coach built car passed into history many decades ago, there are some manufacturers that still listen to the desires of their most exclusive clientele. Certainly, Rolls-Royce will build your car in any color you desire and Bugatti may also be able to customize your Veyron, but when Porsche instituted a program to cater to their most exclusive customers in the 1980s, they did so in grand fashion. Offered as the “Sonderwunsche” or “Special Wish” car, the engineers and designers at Porsche were able to customize their fabulous 930 Slantnose to the customer’s exact specifications. These cars were made-to-order for Porsche’s wealthiest clients and contained a number of extravagant alterations. It goes without saying that this was an expensive program and, in the end, only 59 of Porsche’s most significant clients received an order. The unique aspect of the program meant that no two of the “Sonderwunsche” cars were exactly alike and they are today some of the rarest Porsches in existence.

Offered here to the discriminating collector of fine German cars is this 1982 Porsche 930 bearing chassis number WP0ZZZ93ZCS000418. Finished in brilliant white with black accents and a black interior, this 930 has a look all its own. The most notable difference on the “Sonderwunsche” was that the headlights were mounted in the front spoiler thereby creating the “slant nose” appearance. With just 32,183 miles, this is an incredibly well-cared for timepiece that has been beautifully preserved and presents today like a new car. This 930 factory “slantnose” is number 13 from the 59 “Sonderwunsche” cars built, with 42 built for the 1982 model year. It started its life in Germany before finding its way to a U.S. owner. Performance upgrades were handled by RUF Automobile, a company that needs no introduction in Porsche circles. The magic of RUF’s touch is proudly displayed on several tags on this car, most notably on the rear deck below the spoiler. This 930 just received a full cosmetic detail and now carries a brilliant shine. The appearance of this “Sonderwunsche” Porsche features a number of special touches including a customized wing and wheel rims that were color keyed to the body; but, the appearance was only the beginning. This 930 features an upgraded intercooler and it has also been fitted with a five-speed gearbox. The synchros were also tuned to five-speed specifications making it a car that must be driven in order to fully appreciate. Under the rear decklid is the massive 3,164 cc air-cooled horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine with a single turbocharger and Bosch electronic fuel injection that cranks out a full 341 ponies. The motor also just received an engine-out service and was completely checked and reported to run very well. The engine compartment is clean and well-sorted with no known issues. On the inside is a driver’s compartment that features the true Grand Touring experience like only Porsche can do. Docile enough for a Sunday drive, yet producing the brute strength of a lion for the racetrack, the 930 Turbo was a “driver’s car.”

As a production car manufacturer, Porsche remains one of most popular performance car brands in the world. But for just a short time they went one step beyond and offered a car that was bespoke and built for a singular purpose. Perhaps it’s enough that the Porsche legacy carries on in this 1982 Slantnose “Sonderwunsche,” but that legacy is further defined in a car that represents a small, but rare glimpse into the company’s commitment to its dedicated clients. For the very best in a Porsche that defines, rarity, provenance, and performance, this 930, with just 32,183 miles, is a car that is worthy of all praise and recognition.

1982 Porsche 930 Turbo "Sonderwunsche"
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