One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253
Lot 72
1989 Porsche 911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster
Sold for €276,528 (US$ 327,548) inc. premium

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One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253 One of only 171 examples built,1989 Porsche  911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster  Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253
One of only 171 examples built
1989 Porsche 911 3.2-Litre 'Narrow-body' Speedster
Chassis no. WPOZZZ91ZKS152253
•One of only 171 'narrow-body' 911 Speedsters
•Delivered new to Sweden
•Registered in Italy since 1995
•Circa 20,000 kilometres on the odometer
•Porsche service history

Porsche's first take on an 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-litre form in 1982, the 911 Cabriolet lost little, if any, rigidity with the deletion of the Targa roll-over bar. The 911 Cabriolet proved a hit from the moment of its debut at the Geneva Salon in March 1982 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 cheaper 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 idea of a new Speedster had first crystallised in 1983 with the development of an ultimately stillborn prototype. Porsche's president, the German-American Peter Schutz, revived the project in 1986, knowing that such a model would have great appeal in the United States market. A prototype based in the 911SC was shown at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 1987, but by the time the production Speedster arrived, the 911SC had been superseded by the Carrera '3.2'.

Based on the 911 Turbo Cabriolet, though normally aspirated, the 3.2-litre 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 brilliant 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 hood, a simplified affair described by the factory as for 'temporary' use. From 1984 Porsche had offered the 'Turbo-Look' body style - flared wheelarches, large rear wing and deeper front spoiler - on its normally aspirated models including the Speedster, the vast majority of which were ordered with this option. One of the rarest of the 911 family, the Speedster was built during 1989 only, a mere 2,065 cars being completed of which only 171 had the narrow (non-'Turbo-Look') body.

One of the ultra-rare 'narrow body' models, this 911 Speedster was delivered new on 31st August 1989 via the Swedish Porsche dealer Söderberg in Norrköping. According to information supplied by the current vendor, it was purchased shortly afterwards by its first Italian owner, who did not register the car in Italy until 1995 (in Cortina). The Speedster then changed hands, passing to another family member, and remained in their ownership until 2007 when it was purchased by a gentleman resident in Abano Terme near Padova.

In 2010, the current owner - a resident of Ferrara - purchased the Speedster, which has formed part of his small but exclusive collection of various Porsche models. The present odometer reading is now a little over 20,000 kilometres, which is substantiated by the history recorded in the original service booklet. The latter has been stamped at 12,877km in 2010, 17,079km in 2012, and 20,223km in March 2016. Most attractively finished in Guards Red with a contrasting black leather interior, this rare, highly desirable, and iconic Porsche will be supplied with Italian registration document, a driver's manual (including the 911 Speedster supplement), and the aforementioned service booklet.
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