<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240

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1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster

Sold for US$ 140,000 inc. premium
1989 Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster
VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618

Engine no. 64K06240

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

*Rare, one-year-only 911 Speedster with desirable G50 Transaxle lending its lineage to the 356 Speedster
*Finished from new in delightful Titanium Silver over Bordeaux livery
*Low mileage example with few owners from new
*Complete with original manuals, spare keys, tire inflator kit and Certificate of Authenticity


THE PORSCHE 911 SPEEDSTER

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-liter form in 1982, the 911 Cabriolet proved a hit from the moment it debuted at the Geneva Salon in March. By the end of the 1983 model year, it 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 was previously applied to many of the stylish Type 356 variants. The 3.2-liter Speedster was launched immediately prior to the introduction of the new Type 964 bodyshell; 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 wheel arches, large rear wing and deeper front spoiler—on its normally aspirated models. 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 rare, low-mileage Speedster on offer here was completed at the Zuffenhausen-based Porsche works in June of 1989. The new limited-production Speedster left the factory in the striking Titanium Silver color over a Bordeaux leather interior with matching carpets; a stunningly beautiful color scheme for the model, and authentically in tune with the era it was built. This special 911 was equipped with the U.S. market emissions system and destined for North American. The car's original warranty book was stamped on August 25, 1989, and the car soon after found its first U.S. owner. By the mid 1990s, the Speedster was exported to Jersey Island, where it has remained with just one owner until now. The Porsche has been kept in good care and remains in excellent condition throughout, as one would expect with just 3,768 miles recorded on the odometer at the time of cataloging.

This superb 911 Speedster is complete with its original owner's and warranty manuals in pouch, spare keys, tire inflator kit, and its Porsche-issued 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. Finding one in such spectacular condition as this one – in the seldom seen Titanium Silver color over a Bordeaux leather - is a rare opportunity not to be missed.

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<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
<b>1989 Porsche  911 Carrera Speedster</b><br />VIN. WP0ZZZ91ZKS173618<br />Engine no. 64K06240
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