If there was a competition to name the most recognisable car in the World, how high would the timeless Porsche 911 chart? With Porsche launching the Type 901 at the IAA International Automotive Show in September 1963 and updating it regularly over the last 50 years or so. The classic 911 silhouette has largely remained unchanged with the majority of improvements being made to the power and handling and yet, Porsche have managed to keep to that original magic formula that has served their sports car so well.
And then, during a quiet day, MotorMartin noticed the following news from Hexagon, who shared with MotorMartin that, in their opinion, there are rare Porsche 911s and there is the 964 Turbo ‘Flatnose’: Hexagon Modern Classics are proud to announce that they are now offering for sale one of just 12 right-hand-drive ‘Flatnose’ models ever made. Amazing.
A bit of a history lesson for you now: In August 1993, as the very last 964 models were coming off the production line, Porsche produced a final and limited special series of 76 Exclusive Department-built Turbo Flachbau (‘Flatnose’) vehicles.
The X84 body package included front wings and pop-up headlights derived from the 968, while the modified front spoilers also had air intakes for cooling and the rear wheel housings had air intake shafts similar to those of the 959.
As well as the X84 body package Porsche also made the enhanced X88 engine package available too. The same 385bhp 3.6-litre flat six-cylinder engine as the Turbo S, it features an enlarged turbocharger, modified camshafts, valve timing, cylinder heads, inlet manifolds and intermediate flanges, an extra oil cooler and four-pipe exhaust system. Fantastic.
The car now at Hexagon’s new flagship Finchley showroom features both the X84 and X88 packages. Painted metallic black with black leather interior, it has covered just 630 miles having been part of a private collection for many years. Until now, it has never been offered for sale.
Paul Michaels, chairman of Hexagon Classics, shared with MotorMartin that: “At the time, only a select few were offered the ‘Flatnose’ models – they weren’t publicised, they were almost ‘under the counter’. Not only is this incredible 964 possibly the nearest thing to a brand-new Porsche 964 Turbo, it is also one of the rarest and most important time-warp Porsches we’ve ever had the pleasure of offering for sale. A true collectors’ item.”
What more needs to be said about this stunning and rare Porsche 964 Turbo ‘Flatnose’. If you’re lucky enough to be in the position to buy such a car then MotorMartin can definitely recommend that you get yourself along to Hexagon Classics.
Where will you go?