INCREDIBLY RARE PORSCHE 964 TURBO ‘FLATNOSE' GOES ON SALE AT HEXAGON
May 6, 2016 by Hexagon
◾Hexagon is proud to offer one of only 12 right-hand-drive 964 Turbos in rare 'Flatnose' guise for sale
◾Flatnose models were produced by Porsche to mark the end of the 964's life, with just 76 made worldwide
◾Car at Hexagon has covered just 630 miles and features both the X84 'Flatnose' body package and 385bhp X88 Turbo S engine
◾On sale at Hexagon's new flagship showroom in East Finchley
◾Details here: http://bit.ly/1UBe9kR
(London – May 06 2016)
There are rare Porsche 911s and there is the 964 Turbo 'Flatnose': Hexagon Modern Classics is proud to announce it is now offering for sale one of just 12 right-hand-drive 'Flatnose' models ever made.
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.
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The car 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, said: '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.'
Hexagon has had one careful owner for over 50 years. Paul Michaels, Hexagon Chairman, started the business in 1963. From a small mews in North London, Hexagon quickly built a reputation for being passionate about road and racing cars.
It became the official dealer of some of the most prestigious brands in the world, including Porsche, Alfa Romeo, Lotus and Reliant, not to mention London's leading BMW dealer for over 45 years.
During that time, Hexagon also committed to car racing. It began racing D-Type Jaguars, Formula 5000 and during its most adventurous period, entered into Formula One in 1973/74, with driver John Watson driving a Brabham BT44 to its best finish of 4th in Austria and picking up a very respectable six points for the season.
Racing, with a particular emphasis on history, remains a passion, evidenced by the purchase of a 1987 Porsche 962, raced twice at Le Mans finishing 4TH and 8th respectively. It's one of the most original examples in the world, and can be seen in the Modern Classics showroom in East Finchley.
But as the classic market continues to prosper and diversify into the more modern classic models, Paul and his team – lead by Jonathan Kaiser in the classics division and Jonathan Franklin in the modern classics division is harnessing its wealth of experience to bring you the very best.
Its unrivalled contacts and reach across the world means that if the car you want is not in stock, it will know where and who to go to get it. And no car is offered to customers until a full and detailed inspection is undertaken.
Hexagon Classics focuses on the rarest and most collectable marques in the world and is the first port of call for any serious collector or investor.
Hexagon Modern Classics predominantly specialises in the collectable air-cooled Porsches, and we usually have over 40 Porsche models in stock at any one time. From the 356, through to the best of the 911s – the 930, 964, 993, 996, and the 997. And extending to one of Paul's personal favourites and one he believes is under-rated, the 928 GT.
Given that Porsche was one of the marques Hexagon sold new, it's entirely possible that one day the same car will re-enter stock as a classic!
Hexagon's recent partnership with Lotus marks a return to new cars, but with the Lotus' heritage steeped in racing and some iconic road-going models, it's a move that fits in with the ethos of the Hexagon brand. And with Jean-Marc Gales now at the helm, there are some exciting new Lotus developments to come.