DT: 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Slant Nose Gemballa

Up for auction is this custom 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Slant Nose by Gemballa.  Shortly after purchasing this European-market example, the original owner is said to have shipped this 911 to Gemballa in Switzerland to undergo a full Slant Nose style transformation before importing the car back to the U.S. in 1986.  It is said to have been cared for by 2 private owners throughout its life with an extensive collection of service records dating back to 2003.  This incredibly unique Gemballa Cabriolet is now being offered for auction by its seller in Florida while showing approximately 73k miles on the odometer (TMU) and accompanied by a clean title.

This Carrera is painted in Guards Red and was partially refinished during its time at Gemballa when it was fitted with a custom front bumper, fiberglass Slant Nose fenders, boxed rockers, steel Turbo rear fenders with air intakes, a Tea Tray style decklid, and a custom rear bumper with a Gemballa-logo center reflector delete.  The paint is said to be in good overall condition except for some small cracks noted on the driver's side front fender and rear spoiler. Other noteworthy features include European-spec side marker lights, dual exhaust tips, a black cabriolet soft top, and aftermarket 17” 5-spoke Racing Dynamic wheels in a chrome finish.

Inside, this 911 features a well-presented beige leather interior with black carpeting.  Among the modifications are a 3-spoke Nardi Personal steering wheel, aluminum pedals, a short-throw shift kit, a Kenwood radio, and aftermarket speakers.  CARFAX shows a mileage discrepancy in 1999, therefore the true mileage remains unknown.  The seatbelt mounting points are reported to show some rust and the cabin is said to be in otherwise great shape with all gauges and accessories remaining fully functional.

This Carrera is equipped with a European-spec 3.2 L flat-six air-cooled engine, which in its stock configuration is factory rated at 231 HP.  The rear wheels are driven by way of a 5-speed manual transmission.  This example aslo features Turbo-spec brakes and suspension components. An extensive amount of service records dating back to 2003 are included and the seller reports this 911 to be in strong running order with an oil service performed recently in preparation for sale.

This sale will include a clean title. E-mail correspondence between Gemballa and the original owner is provided for reference in the photo gallery. Do not miss this rare opportunity to own a genuine Gemballa custom based on a desireable European-market Carrera.

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  • ergomax 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $50,050

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $49,250

  • ergomax 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $49,000

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $48,000

  • ergomax 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $47,500

  • grahtemp 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $46,000

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $45,500

  • grahtemp 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $45,000

  • ergomax 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $43,000

  • robsaltz 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $41,500

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $40,500

  • robsaltz 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $40,000

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $39,250

  • robsaltz 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $39,000

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $37,500

  • robsaltz 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $37,000

  • ergomax 1 week, 1 dayago

    Bid in the amount of $32,000

  • hooligandriver 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $30,000

  • PCARMARKET 1 week, 2 daysago

    @ergomax Underside photos have been added to the listing gallery.

  • ergomax (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @CharlieClarkMCG looking forward to seeing underside photos.

  • ergomax 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $25,000

  • peteleite 1 week, 2 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $15,000

  • Davidpoer (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @CharlieClarkMCG Thank you

  • CharlieClarkMCG (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @Davidpoer We will get it on the lift to get those pics soon.

  • CharlieClarkMCG (seller) 1 week, 2 daysago

    @Davidpoer A/C is cold. As for the mileage, we do not know but could be the conversion from Kilometers to Miles. Keep in mind the Rarity of the car. We have not had luck reaching out to Gemballa but we have been told that there are as few as 3 normally asperated conversions. This is a great driver that turns heads everywhere and always starts and runs.

  • Davidpoer (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    How much of a discrepency in the mileage ? Does the A/C work? I am interested in the car

  • Davidpoer (registered bidder) 1 week, 2 daysago

    Any pics with car up on a rack so we can see the underside?

  • peteleite 1 week, 3 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,500

  • TJ 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $10,000

  • twallc4 (registered bidder) 1 week, 4 daysago

    Any engine work done, the extensive service records only show a few parts being put into the car, nothing important. Most of your receipts seem to be estimates not purchases. What are the 2- hoses or electrical lines sticking down behind the front bumper on the passenger side, they look out of place.

  • tampagarage 1 week, 4 daysago

    Bid in the amount of $1,000

  • BrainSrgn (registered bidder) 1 week, 5 daysago

    I agree with Cgt000 and Jnasty, I happen to own a Gemballla biturbo 600 and these vehicles all have very distinctive features inside and out as well as touches in the engine compartment. Additionally, where is the documentation from the factory?
    You can always write them with your VIN and get details.

  • CharlieClarkMCG (seller) 2 weeksago

    @JNasty I'm not sure if it was a search through vin or just a parts request as that is the only email correspondence that was included with the files on the car.

  • JNasty (registered bidder) 2 weeksago

    There is zero chance the under spoiler came that way from Gemballa. Also, was that email thread a confirmation of the work done via VIN search or simply a parts request? It read as the latter from the portion posted?

  • CharlieClarkMCG (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    @Cgt000 unfortunately we don’t have the invoices from Gemballa. The records we have are from the most recent owner who purchased the car in 2003.

  • Cgt000 (registered bidder) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Do you have invoices from Gemballa? Gemballas have different interiors, Recaro seats and such. Pretty car especially in GR.

  • CharlieClarkMCG (seller) 2 weeks, 1 dayago

    Welcome PCar bidders and viewers! Feel free to reach out and ask any questions regarding this bespoke and rare piece of Porsche history.

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DT: 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet Slant Nose Gemballa
Buy Now: $77,500 Final Bid: $50,050