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 (35)

  • nosubC2de (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Roberthoangt Hello Robert, thank you for your interest in my aircooled. Please feel free to contact me via PcarMarket comments or make an offer and hope we can make a deal happen.

  • nosubC2de (seller) 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Jb423 Thank you for your continuing interest. I had turned down $27,500 so obviously $25,000 was never near my interest. $25,000 can no longer buy any aircooled with under 50k miles and in fantastic condition like this car but I can attest there will be some 2.7 and 3.0 or even 3.2 with extremely high miles that may go for that value or someone needing a fire sale but this is not one. I may rectify the body work and resell or keep in the future unless a more realistic offers comes to table. Again thank you for your interest and best of luck in your search.

  • Jb423 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @PCARMARKET The offer that I made is lower than the offer that has been sitting for several weeks.

  • PCARMARKET 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @Jb423 Hello. For clarification, sellers have the option to extend dealtank after expiration. The seller here chose to based on a lot of activity in dealtank over the past few weeks. Rather than make an offer in the comments, please hit the “make offer” button so the seller can review the offer. Thank you.

  • Jb423 3 weeks, 4 daysago

    @nosubC2de This whole process has been a mystery to me. This car was gone from the deal tank for a period of time. Back now. I am willing to pay $25k for the car. If that is acceptable, please be in touch. I suppose that is only possible through Pcarmarket.
    Thank you
    Jim

  • Roberthoangt 1 month, 1 weekago

    Hello nosub2C2de, have you settled on this car privately with Jb423?

  • nosubC2de (seller) 1 month, 3 weeksago

    Hello JB423 thank you for your continuing interest. I have contacted PCARmarket and asked them if they can put us together. They will get back to us so lets have some more patience and see if this is meant to be. Hope this incredible car goes to a new family that will cherish it.
    Best

  • Jb423 1 month, 3 weeksago

    @nosubC2de Is there a way to be in contact with the seller if this results in a No Sale. There is no button to "contact seller"

  • Jb423 2 months, 1 weekago

    Don't quite understand the lack of comments, and the large increases in bids along the way.

  • calidriver 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $27,500

  • william 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $26,911

  • calidriver 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $25,450

  • nosubC2de (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Thank you all for the bids and interest. This car has the steering bearing done about 20 miles, a common issues with the G-series. It has also been newly detailed, oil changed and tires rotated. She is ready to be enjoyed this Spring so don't let it pass you by, we are close.

  • william 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $24,900

  • raddriving 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $22,000

  • calidriver 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $20,250

  • william 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Wassergekuhlt 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $11,000

  • william 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $7,500

  • nosubC2de (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    @Jb423 Drive train, tightness and cleanliness of interior was the main reason I purchased this Carrera. There is absolutely no grind with this 915 and engines feels as all 207 horses are well fed. I am totally with you about guiltless driving on a relative low mileage G-series Carrera. Targas and Speedsters are probably my favorite of all aircooled 911's specially early SWT. Coupes are always nice for spirited driving and granted with the sharpest looks however I feel Targas are blessed with the leisurely enjoy the scenic drive open top sort of MO.
    Best of luck in your search and hope this one checks most of your boxes.

  • Jb423 2 months, 1 weekago

    @nosubC2de. Thank you for the reply and the details. I am a big targa fan having owned two 85s and, most recently, an 88. Both of my 85's had an issue with grinding gears, particularly from first to second. Any issue with grinding here?
    I just sold my 88 in December and already need to get back into a 911. And I feel that I would drive this car as is without all of the worry about collectability.
    I hope to still be around at auction end.

  • nosubC2de (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Thank you Jb423 for your compliment. This car received much love all these years and the conversion was done at a very high standard. Previous owner had cherished the car for nearly 15 years and admired it mostly from his garage. I also fall under the same crime of enjoying her inside a climate controlled garage these last 4 years of ownership. I have been very fortunate to have driven my good share of aircooled from early 2.0 long noses to later stronger long noses, all vintages of boosted and natural aspirated impact bumper G series, practically all types of 964's and 993's. This car I can attest it drives as nice and as tight as any impact bumper car can be and have driven and owned enough to form a strong opinion of them. I originally wanted to take this car and turn it back to original bodywork since the car is such a low mileage and tight car however the current build is done in such high standard that I have decided to let the next owner make sleepless tough decision. You cannot go wrong either way because you can just relish the way this low mileage Carrera pull nicely through all the gears to hearing the special whirl only the G-series and early cars can make. Enjoy the beautiful slantnose look for a fraction of what a true M505 commands in today's money.
    As for the mini 911 GT3, anything is open for discussion if you are winning bidder.
    Happy bidding!

  • Jb423 2 months, 1 weekago

    Bid in the amount of $5,000

  • Jb423 2 months, 1 weekago

    Does the mini 911 in the garage come with it? Great looking conversion.

  • nosubC2de (seller) 2 months, 1 weekago

    Thank you for your first bid and interest. I don't have the original radio but the car makes all the right aircooled sounds and never needed it. This unit however works very well and sounds as good as it can be.

  • william 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Do you still have the original radio?

  • william 2 months, 2 weeksago

    Bid in the amount of $2,500

  • nosubC2de (seller) 2 monthsago

    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 2 monthsago

    @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 2 monthsago

    @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) 2 monthsago

    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 2 monthsago

    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 2 monthsago

    14 more days in the deal tank???

  • Adam 2 months, 1 weekago

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

  • william 2 months, 1 weekago

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

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DEAL TANK: 1985 Porsche 911 Targa Slant Nose Conversion
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