DEAL TANK: 1985 Porsche 911 Targa Slant Nose Conversion

This guards red 1985 911 started its life as a factory Carrera Targa. It then underwent a wide-body slant nose fiberglass conversion.  Retaining its original 3.2L flat-6 with a manual transmission, the seller states that it is in excellent driving condition and shows 49K on the odometer.

The exterior paint looks great and has a very nice shine. The paintwork done for the conversion is consistent and the car as a whole gives off a very nice impression. As part of the conversion work, the rear quarter panels were flared and the full nose was upgraded to the slant nose look.

The black interior is in excellent condition, showing really well for its age. Door panels, seats, and dash are free of any major blemishes. The original radio has been replaced with an Alpine head unit which is common for the period.

Currently installed are a set of 17” 993 Cup II wheels with BF Goodrich COMP TA ZR 225/45/17 fronts and 275/40/17 ZR rears with 90% tread on all 4 tires.  Records have been kept by the current owner for the past 5 years of his ownership.

In the 1970s, Porsche tuners such as Ruf and Kremer began modifying customer cars with a “slant nose” front end resembling factory racing 935 race cars.  In 1981, Porsche announced its own special-order slant nose for the 930. The car being offered is very typical of an era when owners would have their vehicles upgraded to this slant nose look.

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Comments (8)

  • nosubC2de (seller) 2 days, 21 hoursago

    Hello Jb423, I believe you can make an offer and it probably works similar to a Buy It Now from Ebay. Since this is a new venue in the traditional auto auction market I believe PcarMarket has set it where the amount offered to me stays for the full duration till it ends and that has been changed from initial 48hrs to 14 days. Just as BIN on Ebay if I received multiple offers on 1 item I can chose the best offer based on buyers feedback and amount, of course in case we don't run on a feedback system. Pb423 I doubt you have to be concerned that your offer will show up on comment section and be outbid by next person. I am sure this works similar to Ebay BIN so if you made an offer the worst that can happen is that I say no thank you and assuming it works the same way as Ebay you probably allowed to make few additional offers.
    I feel like I am making an assumption and writing a PcarMarket rule book. PcarMarket if I am mistaken please feel free to edit or remove any misleading comment. I am just basing it on more popular auctions systems and some self claimed common sense.

  • Jb423 3 days, 20 hoursago

    @PCARMARKET Thank you for the reply. So does a car remain in the Deal Tank for the 14 day period regardless of any offers? Can the seller accept an offer, thus ending the Deal Tank period before 14 days has expired? If not, what would motivate anyone to make an offer until day 14?

  • PCARMARKET 3 days, 21 hoursago

    @Jb423 we really appreciate your feedback especially during our initial start-up period. We believe the photo gallery issue is resolved. Due to many emails and requests from potential buyers that we received on several cars after the deal tank expired, we made an "on the field" decision to make all deal tank listings have a duration of 14 days.

  • nosubC2de (seller) 4 days, 8 hoursago

    Hello William and JB423, I am not certain about the way this works either and I can't seem to find the full auction pictures and comments from the live auction either. Not sure why it jumped to 14 days but definitely new to me. We can try asking PcarMarket to put us together but I am certain they want a deal setup in their DEALTANK so they can rightfully get their commission. Either this is the first time I check this DEALTANK setup since there was no notifications of comments to my email. I suppose I will get notification if an offer was made. Best regards and hope I don't need to relist this puppy. I will try to check this page for the next days for any further inquiries.

  • Jb423 4 days, 15 hoursago

    I am confused by this process. Auction comes to an end. Reserve not met. Car goes to the Deal Tank for a few days. No action. Now back in the Deal Tank for 14 more days. Pictures gone. No comments or bid history from the live auction. Might as well be listed in Hemmings. No "contact seller" link.

  • Jb423 4 days, 15 hoursago

    14 more days in the deal tank???

  • Adam 6 days, 9 hoursago

    @William go to the DEALTANK and offer the seller 29,900!

  • william 6 days, 15 hoursago

    Hey seller, will you open to a 29,900 offer?

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