One of 823 US market examples and offered with just 3,100 miles on the odometer
One of Porsche’s most iconic cars ever was the 356 Speedster. The uniquely designed Speedster first came to life in 1954, initiated because U.S. Porsche importer Max Hoffman wanted a stripped-out, less expensive and more driver focused car. Porsche delivered that in spades with the 356 Speedster. The ’54 to ’57 356 Speedster was priced below $3,000, featured minimal standard equipment, and boasted a raked, chopped, and removable windshield. Buyers loved them.
The last of the Porsche 356 Speedsters was the 1959 model year and it would take three decades before the name returned again on 1989 which also happens to be the 911’s 25th anniversary. It had direct design attributes from the 356 speedster including a raked windshield, two-seat configuration, and roll-away roof for that stowed neatly under the double-bubble rear tonneau cover.
Approximately 2,103 units were made during a single-year production run and only 823 of them were delivered to the US like the one you see here on Bring A Trailer. This Linen Metallic-finished example, with black leather upholstery, was delivered to Auto Plaza of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for $76,190, as indicated by its accompanying documents. Its features include 16″ Fuchs alloy wheels, a limited-slip differential, a black soft top, a fiberglass twin-hump convertible-top cover panel, cruise control, a CD stereo, and air conditioning.
The 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster is powered by a 3.2-liter flat-six with Bosch fuel injection, factory-rated at 215 horsepower and 195 lb-ft of torque. The power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a G50 five-speed manual transaxle and a limited-slip differential.
Offered with just 3,100 miles on the odometer, this Porsche 911 Speedster presents a truly rare opportunity to acquire a low mileage example one of the most iconic Porsches.