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Through its exceptional technical capacity and engineering excellence, Porsche has designed and developed some of the most astonishing sports cars of the modern era. The iconic and enduring 911 has continually evolved, with each celebrated iteration delighting generations of enthusiasts. In 1994, the 911, designated the 964, concluded a five-year production run. Porsche selected the last 90 Turbo production models for delivery to Porsche Exclusive, its special-order division, where they were transformed by hand into the most desirable models of this series.
Available with either traditional bodywork or the flachbau (slantnose) option, each car was built to order; 10 were designated for the Japanese market and given the moniker “X83.” Buyers who selected the Flachbau Turbo S model, itself a $60,179 option on top of the $99,000 base price, were assured further exclusivity on an already rare car. During the Porsche Exclusive transformation, the X83 Flachbau was hand-assembled with the slantnose front end, pop-up headlamps, 930 Turbo S front bumper and air dam, 930 S-style rear-quarter vents, and boxed rocker panels. All 10 of the X83 models were assembled as left-hand-drive models and finished in Polar Silver Metallic.
According to factory assembly records, this Porsche was completed in December 1993, the fifth X83 Flachbau built and the first delivered to Japan, having been special-ordered by MIZWA, the official and exclusive Porsche distributor in Japan. The factory report notes 32 individual options, making it a unique “Special Wish/Special Request” vehicle, with special items including Yokohama tires; Carrera RS Cup 18" polished modular wheels; special thinshell, black leather Carrera RS bucket seats; a green-tinted front windscreen; and an electric sunroof.
After delivery, the Flachbau remained in Japan through early 2017, where it had been kept by four dedicated owners. There, it was regularly serviced and meticulously maintained to the highest standards by qualified specialists. The consignor imported the Flachbau into the US under NHTSA’s Show or Display exemption in March 2017. The car now shows just over 35,000 km, and is accompanied by a copy of its factory build sheet, original books, accessories, and tools.
Fast, visually riveting, and exceptionally well presented, this Japanese-market 964 Turbo S 3.6 Flachbau is one of the finest and rarest performance Porsches ever developed for public enjoyment.