1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
Lot 145
Less than 6,000 miles from new
1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
Sold for US$ 214,500 inc. premium

Lot Details
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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

Chassis no. WP0EB0914KS173071
Engine no. 64K05439

3,164cc SOHC Flat 6-Cylinder Engine
Bosch Fuel Injection
217bhp at 5,900rpm
5-Speed Manual G50 Transaxle
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
4-Wheel Disc Brakes


*Highly original example with just over 6,000 miles from new
*Rare, one-year-only 911 Speedster with desirable G50 Transaxle
*One of only 2,065 Speedsters produced in 1989
*An iconic Porsche lending much of its lineage to the 356 Speedster
*Complete with Porsche Certificate of Authenticity, CARFAX and books



THE PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER

Porsche's first take on a open-top 911 had been the Targa model of 1965, a 'halfway house' design chosen because of fears that a genuine soft-top would not meet US federal safety regulations, but by 1981 the company felt able to proceed with the genuine article. Introduced in normally aspirated 3.0-liter form in 1982, the 911 Cabriolet proved a hit from the moment of its debut at the Geneva Salon in March and by the end of the 1983 model year had sold over 4,000 units, a total some 50% higher than that achieved by the less expensive Targa version.

Completing the soft-top 911 line-up was the Speedster, which revived a charismatic model from Porsche's past when it arrived in 1989, the name previously having been applied to that most stylish of the many Type 356 variants. The 3.2-liter Speedster was launched immediately prior to the introduction of the new Type 964 bodyshell, and thus was the last 911 model to feature the old style body based on the original design of 1963. The latter was reworked by chief stylist Tony Lapine, incorporating numerous references to the original 356 Speedster as well as a pair of controversial 'camel hump' cowlings behind the seats that concealed the stowed-away manual top, a simplified affair described by the factory as for 'temporary' use only. From 1984 Porsche had offered the 'Turbo Look' body style - flared wheelarches, large rear wing and deeper front spoiler - on its normally aspirated models and this option was extended to the Speedster, the vast majority of which were ordered with it. One of the rarest of the 911 family, the Speedster was built during 1989 only, and a mere 2,065 cars were completed.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

The highly original, low-mileage Speedster on offer here was completed at Zuffenhausen in May of 1989. Finished as it appears today, the Speedster left the factory in the striking Guards Red color over a Cashmere and Black partial leather interior. This very special 911 was equipped with the US market emissions system, a Blaupunkt Charleston radio, short gear shift lever, air conditioning, electrically adjustable front seats, and the rear seating area deleted in favor of luggage space.

As is commonly known, these limited edition 911 Speedsters were finished at Porsche AG as 'worldwide chassis' meaning that many have a different prefix in the stamped VIN as the one the car is identified under. This car was given worldwide chassis number WP0ZZZ91ZKS173071, as stamped on its chassis-tub, but was then assigned the US-market specific VIN of WP0EB0914KS173071 once it was eventually slated for US delivery. The car's Porsche issued Certificate of Authenticity is also based on its ultimate US-market VIN number.

The Speedster is believed to have spent most of the 1990s and 2000s between Washington and Colorado in the hands of caring Porsche connoisseurs. With just over 6,000 miles from new and retaining its original matching numbers engine, this exceptional Speedster boasts a highly original appearance throughout, having been saved from any neglect or abuse during its lifetime. Complete with its factory installed US emission system, Blaupunkt radio, books and manuals, the Speedster is accompanied by a clean CARFAX report confirming its low original mileage, as well as it's factory Certificate of Authenticity detailing its original specification. From the very end of what is considered the original 911 design, and benefiting from all the significant production upgrades such as the G50 5-speed transaxle, this top-of-the-line Speedster is rapidly becoming as collectible as its namesake 1950s progenitor.

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