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Old 01-25-2011, 09:25 AM
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Not sure why all the mystery about the S Leichtbau and "Porsche denying its existannce" ??

There are loads of references to it, I remember it well when introduced.

According to Mike Connel's book there were 10 registered in the UK, engine number was M30/69 SL Chassis nos WPOZZZ96ZPS479001.

I remember them in particular because we looked at their 380PS engines whilst modifying my 965 of the day.


Here is the best article on it from the late great Paul Frere

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Old 01-25-2011, 09:46 AM
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Just to complete the data for the benefit of Rennlist

This is from Mike Connel's book, probably no longer available

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Old 01-25-2011, 10:32 AM
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Thanks for your input ! i fear you got me wrong ..

Some books state that there are 80 - the other states 81 and the other states 86 units !

So i asked Porsche to give me a true statement - they said - their database would not show the cars from 479082 to 479086 -

thats the reason i asked here if someone knows more about these 5 UK cars ?
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TL-Register View Post
hmm - Porsche Classic department do deny them ... my database shows them - i guess yours too ... I have collected some and would be glad to forward them to you for your site section, - not my playground !

by the way - i have found 68 X88 cars worldwide ...

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Norbert,

Well it sounds like a good idea to catalogue the Turbo S Leichtbau cars then. I would appreciate any information you can share with me - outside of Porsche provided data as I can get that.

68 X88 is correct - 17 Package cars and 51 X88 optioned Turbos. I should have the website updated soon with the X88 VIN's, photos and data. It is the final part of the flachbau.com site update.

Thx Mark
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TB993tt View Post
Just to complete the data for the benefit of Rennlist

This is from Mike Connel's book, probably no longer available
This is still available. I have a freshly downloaded copy. Good info though.
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Old 01-25-2011, 01:41 PM
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Originally Posted by TL-Register View Post
Thanks for your input ! i fear you got me wrong ..

Some books state that there are 80 - the other states 81 and the other states 86 units !

So i asked Porsche to give me a true statement - they said - their database would not show the cars from 479082 to 479086 -

thats the reason i asked here if someone knows more about these 5 UK cars ?
We will find out soon enough ....
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Old 01-25-2011, 04:42 PM
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Originally Posted by TL-Register View Post
Thanks for your input ! i fear you got me wrong ..

Some books state that there are 80 - the other states 81 and the other states 86 units !

So i asked Porsche to give me a true statement - they said - their database would not show the cars from 479082 to 479086 -

thats the reason i asked here if someone knows more about these 5 UK cars ?
Ah I see, I should have read your posts properly !
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Old 01-30-2011, 06:24 AM
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Here is a link to the ex-Nick Faldo car (I believe it was a prize but I could be wrong) including engine and chassis number. I have seen this car and so have many others - so surely they can't deny its existence. There was also an article in Performance Car from 1992 that features a yellow RHD 3.3 s that was bought direct from the Porsche factory by an English collector (ú130k at the time!). It was well documented as the journalist came along with the new owner to the factory to collect it and take it back to the UK - there's even a shot of it queuing for the ferry! Another they surely can't deny...
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Here are some colour pictures of BB PW 137, absolutely stunning in Amethyst





Have pics of yellow, black, blue, silver and red LHD, if anyone wants to exchange pics, please e-mail me at [email protected], I try to save all the pics/info I find

I also have some pics of a black RHD, no chassis no though


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i do love that amethyst
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http://www.gmundcars.com/cars/541/964turbos.html

Steering wheel on right Check

Chassis Number Check

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Originally Posted by Atgani View Post
http://www.gmundcars.com/cars/541/964turbos.html

Steering wheel on right Check

Chassis Number Check

Thanks - meanwhile i found Nr. 479083 - so in fact not only 80 cars ...

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Does anybody have info regarding quantities for each market, and where these cars are? Is Mike Connel's book still available?

I love flachbau.com (Kudos, Mark!). These Leichtbau cars are also worthy of such an effort, IMHO.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:17 AM
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Originally Posted by WYD OPN View Post
Does anybody have info regarding quantities for each market, and where these cars are? Is Mike Connel's book still available?

I love flachbau.com (Kudos, Mark!). These Leichtbau cars are also worthy of such an effort, IMHO.

I have these informations ... but to find out where the cars are, it would take another crazy guy ...

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