With its eye-catching double-humped fiberglass tonneau cover and lowered windshield, the Porsche 911 Speedster produced only in the one-1989 is instantly recognizable among many automotive enthusiasts. Designed to honor the 1954 356 Speedster, it initially appeared as it prototype in the mid-1980s before the production version came out for the 1989 model year which also happened to be the 25th anniversary of the 911.
All Speedsters was equipped with a 3.2-liter flat-six engine paired to a G50 five-speed manual transaxle. The engine was factory rated to produce 215 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque when new.
Upon introduction, the Speedster quickly became appealing to many Porsche lovers because of its heritage and performance. However, it’s single-year production run made it incredibly hard to acquire. Just 2,104 were built.
This stunning and well-optioned example of the 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster is one of the 823 units marketed to the US and is finished in paint-to-sample Ferrari Rosso Chiaro. Equipment includes a limited-slip differential, a black soft top, a fiberglass convertible-top cover panel, 16″ Fuchs-style alloy wheels, air conditioning, and an aftermarket CD stereo.
The cabin features power-adjustable seats upholstered in black leather with red piping joined by a black dashboard and door panels. A shorter shifter lever was optioned from the factory, and additional equipment includes red-edged black carpet floor mats, air conditioning, a rear storage compartment, and an aftermarket Clarion CD stereo.
The four-spoke leather-wrapped steering wheel was optioned from the factory with a raised hub and frames VDO instrumentation including a central tachometer flanked by a 170-mph speedometer, an analog clock, and gauges for fuel level, oil level, oil temperature, and oil pressure.
This remarkable example offered on Bring A Trailer right now presents an exciting opportunity to own one of the most desirable Porsche cars of the modern era.