15k: Cleopatra Lookalike: 1982 Porsche 911 Slantnose

A young Elizabeth Taylor did the long deceased Cleopatra VI Philopator a huge favor by lending her chiseled visage to the 1963 Oscar winning Joseph Mankiewicz film.  Judging by surviving coins from her reign as the last Pharaoh of Egypt, the real Cleopatra VI had a hideous beak, something not unfamiliar to owners of ‘slantnose’ 911s around the world.  It was not her looks, but her charm that seduced Gaius Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, and in his Life of Antony, Plutarch recalls that it was the “sweetness in the tones of her voice.”  Perhaps the sweetness in a Porsche flat-6 will seduce you into buying this 1982 Porsche 911 Slantnose, for sale in Sonoma, CA for the bargain price of $16,900 via craigslist.

There is no denying the 80s cool factor of an actual ‘slantnose’ Porsche…however they were only available as an option on the 930 Turbo, so this one is a fake.  The execution looks good, but it is really hard to tell these things in photos.

Under the 930 lookalike whale tail in the back is a 3.0 liter Porsche aircooled flat-6, good for 204 horsepower.  This car has some disclaimers about ‘true mileage unknown’ but these engines are known to last for a few 100k miles when properly maintained.

The wood-look steering wheel inside is pretty ghastly, but it would be easy to find a stock Porsche wheel and bring some sanity back to the inside.  This car does have a cool burgundy (or brown?)  interior and it looks to be intact. 

Given the sky-high prices most 911 sellers demand, we are happy to see one offered for a reasonable sum of money and would give this one a second look.

Would you prefer the bite of a cobra to a slant nose?  send us your tips!  tips@dailyturismo.com