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Porsche 911 Flatnose Turbo heads to auction

Published 29 June 2018

An outrageously stylish 1980 Porsche 911 Turbo is heading to auction. The 930 Turbo Flatnose will go under the hammer at Barons Summer Classic on Tuesday, 17 July.

Exported to Australia in 1986, the front wings and over body panels were replaced to create the Flatnose option. In single ownership for its entire life, it covered 40,000 miles between 1980 and 2011.

In 2011, the car received a full engine and gearbox rebuild before being shown across Australia, touring with the Porsche Owners’ Club. It is expected to fetch between £50,000 and £60,000.

Also going under the hammer is a 1970 Mercedes-Benz 280 SL Pagoda. Having spent much of its life in Florida with its lady owner, it has been hibernating in a garage in the UK. With only 22,300 miles showing, it still has the original hardtop and should go for £60,000 to £80,000.

Rover Mini Cabriolet

Another convertible in the catalogue is a 1972 Californian Triumph TR6, which is offered without reserve. There is also 1994 Rover Mini Cabriolet, which has clocked up 55,400, and has a guide price of £10,000 to £13,000.

The sale also includes a supercharged Austin Seven Mini. This 1960 example is fitted with an original Cooper Silver Seal 998cc engine, which has done 300 miles since being rebuilt. The body was previously restored and the car still has its original seats with new Pirelli webbing, Newton Commercial door cards and headlining (£13,000-£16,000).

Also worth a bid is a 1983 Ferrari 400i, which has covered just 35,000 miles from new (£28,000 to £38,000). And a 1989 Range Rover Vogue, described as being in amazing original condition (£10,000 to £14,000).

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