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      Porsche built 86 M720 option cars none of which were U.S. models. The cars include 19 RHD. Five of the RHD cars were the final order VIN's. The final production and delivery dates do not include the final five cars as complete records are not available for those VIN's. The factory prototype is not included in the 86 count.  
         
  The Cars by VIN#

479001 479002 479003 479004 479005
479006 479007 479008 479009 479010
479011 479012 479013 479014 479015
479016 479017 479018 479019 479020
479021 479022 479023 479024 479025
479026 479027 479028 479029 479030
479031 479032 479033 479034 479035
479036 479037 479038 479039 479040
479041 479042 479043 479044 479045
479046 479047 479048 479049 479050
479051 479052 479053 479054 479055
479056 479057 479058 479059 479060
479061 479062 479063 479064 479065
479066 479067 479068 479069 479070
479071 479072 479073 479074 479075
479076 479077 479078 479079 479080
479081 479082 479083 479084 479085
479086

Unidentified 720 Option

470612 Factory Prototype

Country of Delivery Count

Belgium - 2
French Colonies - 1
Germany - 45
Hong Kong - 5
Japan - 5
Luxembourg - 1
Oman - 4
Saudi Arabia - 2
Singapore - 3
Special - 3
Switzerland - 4
United Kingdom - 11

Production and Delivery Data

Earliest Completed Production Date - July 9, 1992
Latest Completed Production Date - November 20, 1992
Earliest Vehicle Delivery Date - August 3, 1992
Latest Vehicle Delivery Date - July 1, 1994

Exterior Color Count

Amethyst Metallic - 1
Black - 6
Black Metallic - 1
Cobalt Blue - 1
Grand Prix White - 5
Guards Red - 4
Maritime Blue - 1
Midnight Blue Metallic - 10
Paint to Sample Color Unknown - 8
Paint to Sample Prior Year Color Unknown - 26
Paint to Sample Prior Year Color Coppa Floria - 1
Paint to Sample Prior Year Color Speed Yellow - 10
Polar Silver Metallic - 11
Rubystone Red - 1

Facts, Rumors and Myths?

# 1 Of the the six cars added to the original factory memo ordering 80 vehicles one was added to the production run ending November 20, 1992, the other five were added after this date. Originally slated to be a 1992 model year car with production ending by July 1992, production did not start until July 1992 and ended in November 1992 making it a 'P' or 1993 model year car, a model year shared with the 3.6 Turbo model for the ROW.

# 2 The three 'Special' delivery cars may have been option code 740 'exhibition vehicle' but they do not show this option code in their build sheets.

# 3 38 cars were built with no driver or passenger airbags, no power steering and no air conditioner.

# 4 The Japan cars were all Polar Silver and LHD.

# 5 The "Special' factory prototype car featuring the 'Supercar Champion' rocker script was built using a standard 1992 Turbo chassis VIN 470612.

# 6 VIN 479003, VIN 479011 and VIN 479086 were all purchased by the same owner. Delivered by the factory with full Red leather interiors, leather wrapped Matter roll bars, Gold painted calipers and Amethyst Metallic wheel centers. They were 'officially' delivered nearly two years after their finished production dates.

# 7 VIN 479021 and VIN 479044 carry the German country code but were built with option code 34 'Version for Italy' and VIN 479050 and VIN 479079 carry the German country code but were built with option code 119 'Version for Spain'.

# 8 VIN 479079 and 479080 were ordered by the same buyer in Italy for race use with options copying the M003 'Clubsport'. They were two of three cars built with this configuration. 479080 was destroyed.

# 9 VIN 479083 carries the UK country code but was delivered to Australia.

# 10 In the mid 1990’s, up until the Asian financial crisis in 1997, the Sultan of Brunei and his brother Prince Jefri and family amassed the largest auto collection in the world. The following three Turbo S VIN’s were purchased by and are in or were in the collection: 479069, 479070, 479077.

 

 


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