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Old 04-12-2009, 11:41 PM
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Detailer's Domain: 1994 Porsche Turbo S /Slantnose

This is one of the special cars I did recently.

Here is some info on it:

In December 1993, prior to the introduction of the 993 platform as a R.O.W. model in 1994, and at the very end of the model run for the 964 Turbo, Porsche A.G.'s VRS Department (also known as Exclusive or Special Works) decided to build a very special series of hand built Turbo 3.6 cars featuring a slanted front end labeled by the factory as 'Flachbau' in Germany (German for flat form or flat construction) and 'Flatnose' in the United States and the rest of the world (ROW). An integral part of the cars specification was the factory's optionally available X88 'S' motor. The car was called the '1994 Turbo 3.6 S Flatnose' ('Flachbau' on the German factory invoice), and it was to be the last of the hand built Porsche 911 production cars.

"The overall concept of the 911 Turbo 3.6 Flatnose model is similar to that of the 911 Turbo 3.6 standard version, Model Year '94", stated the factory bulletin Xe 6X014 dated 2/22/94. But the car was really very different. As one of the most expensive road going production Porsche's ever built, (more expensive than the 993 TT 'S' and only less than the road going 959 and GT-1, GT-2, and Carrera GT) these cars flashed on the scene only to be quickly overlooked in the face of the new model 993. But this was a very special and very different car loosely based on the stillborn 965 concept car, a model designation that appears on many 1994 964 Turbo and Turbo S part numbers.

The model was introduced on short notice to U.S.A. dealers who were told that a special series of Flatnose cars would be built at the end of the Turbo 3.6 run. Customers were required to put up a $20,000 USD deposit after only seeing a photo of the prototype (unless they had attended the Los Angeles or Detroit auto shows that year). The story goes that there were 38 takers in the U.S.A. and at the wire Dave Strong's Porsche ordered a car (VIN 480466) which as it turned out was the very last single turbo production Porsche for the U.S.A. and the 39th Flatnose. In the end, three versions of the Flatnose were built as well as a U.S.A. delivery only, non-Flatnose version of the Turbo S, called the 'Package'. The actual build numbers were 76 Flatnose cars (worldwide) and 17 non-Flatnose or Package cars (U.S.A. only).

The actual build numbers have been misquoted over time as a result of a pre-build Porsche memorandum dated September 16, 1993 . In this memorandum Porsche announced to its U.S.A. dealers that they had a listing of 40 orders including two PCNA show cars. The original memorandum included a photo of the car and stated that there were to be 10 non-Flatnose orders. It further stated that worldwide production was anticipated at 85 to 100 units with approximately 50 of those units in Flatnose form. The cars were to be produced in October and early November 1993 with the last of the Flatnose cars to be produced in January 1994 to meet February dealer delivery. This early memorandum led to the number '40' being the believed production number as can be seen in this advertisement from the period.

A later Porsche memorandum dated November 30, 1994, definitively confirms worldwide production as 93 total cars consisting of 76 Flatnose cars (10 total Version I X83 Japan cars with 'old style Turbo nose and air scoops'; 27 total Version II X84 Rest of World cars; and 39 total Version III X85 U.S.A. cars), and 17 U.S.A. only Version Package cars.

For most of the years since its production little if anything has ever been discussed by Porsche about even the existence of this rare and unique hand built model.

When Porsche released the 911 History DVD in 2004, it formally recognized the 1994 Turbo S Flatnose and confirmed its worldwide production number at 76 units.

Historically in the U.S.A. 'Flachbau' cars were always marketed as 'Slantnose' which was a design extension of the 934/935 series cars. U.S. technical materials also refer to the 1994 3.6 Turbo S Flachbau as 'Slantnose'. And while previous 930S cars were decidedly slanted this version in USA and ROW form was truly flat.

Flatnose cars Version I X83 Japan featured pop-up hooded headlights carried over from 930 Turbo S models. Models Version II X84 R.O.W. and Version III X85 U.S.A. featured the latest model 968 front end with pop up unhooded headlights.

The Turbo S Flatnose models X83, X84, X85 and Package all featured the X88 Turbo 'S' motor with 385 BHP, X92 Exclusive front spoiler, X93 Exclusive rear spoiler and X99 Exclusive rear fender vents. The cars documented on this site feature the X88 option 3.6 Single Turbo 'S' motor (M64/50S).

The order process and build of these special cars was typical of Porsche's Special Wishes/Werks I/Exclusive department with much of the cars 'special' interior and exterior parts being made by Tech Art and others. Parts ranging from the rear spoiler and front air ducts to the speaker panels and cross overs to the special leather (Roser).
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Condition of the car was overall not bad, lot of hazing and swirls but the paint was had a nice shine to it, the interior was in great shape.

Wheels were pretty oxidized.

So the exterior was treated with a wash, clay, and 2 step paint correction. I used Menzerna SIP followed by Menznera PO85RD for that deep , wet finish. Finished it up with Swissvax Crystal Rock.

Products used --
Exterior:
Adam's Car Wash
Swissvax Yellow Clay Bar and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer for clay lube
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menznera PO85RD
Menzerna Top Inspection
Swissvax Crystal Rock

Wheels and Tires
Uber Wheel/Tire/Wheel Well Kit
Add Einszett Chrome and Metal Polish

Interior and Glass
Uber Interior Kit

Engine: (sorry no engine shots)
P21S Total Autowash
Black Wow (on covers and plastics)
Einszett Vinyl and Rubber Care (rubber etc)

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Makita 9227 Hi Speed Rotary
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Infratech CM5300

Before shots:

You should be able to see the haze and light swirls and scratches, sorry I'm not a photographer, still trying to figure it all out










you will see on the hood the hazing/swirls



before shots of the wheels:



Interior clean up:
Before:



Before shot of the pedals and carpeting

Swissvax Brush to clean up the pedals with Einszett Cockpit



Leather inserts were cleaned and treated with Leather Master



Finished and let dry.


Car was vacuumed completely and we followed with Leather Master Strong Cleaner/Vital/Protection Cream. Einszett Cockpit was used on the rest of the car including the door sills.
I used the Swissvax Detail Brush to clean up the dust in the vents, cracks etc.



Vital Being Applied



Finished with Protection



Einszett Cockpit on the vents and door sills




After shot (sorry bad shot)


Wash and prep:
Adam's Car wash in the bucket


Wheels being cleaned up by the Swissvax Wheel Brush




Trim pieces prepped with P21S Total Autowash and Swissvax Detail Brush



Some sud shots:








Claying the car prior to polishing


Polishing


Shots after polising under halogens:


Under Infratech CM5300



Swissvax Crystal Rock


CR applied


After shots:
Before of the wheel


After wheel shot



After shots:


















Last shot:


I hope you enjoyed this.

Data about the Porsche was from:
The Flatnose Porsche 1994s
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Old 08-09-2009, 05:46 PM
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Man, been going through a lot of your detail projects, and this is one of my favorite all time cars! Saw one at the dealership back in 1994 when I lived in NJ, Cherry Hill. These slantnoses were cool (not as cool as the earlier ones with the covered headlights) but man, what a fantastic detail job. I'd love to get set up myself to detail some cars for fun, what list of products do you recommend getting as must-haves? I saw on your website the kits but there's SO much stuff! Also, what kind of equipment do you recommend getting? Huge fan that loves looking at your work, if you ever want to expand with a franchise out here in Vegas, let me know!
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thanks I would say menzerna would be a must for polishes.

wow what else would I say pretty much everything we carry we use.
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I just saw this post and have to say that whatever the owner of the Beauty of a Porsche spent on that detail, it was well worth it!

You did a Great job and the car is Gorgeous, but I always liked the slant noses, especially the turbo ones!
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