For Sale: Well Preserved 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
The Porsche 911 Carrera Speedster launched in 1989 as a one-year special. It had a frameless, raked windshield that was also 3.1 inches shorter than a Carrera’s. At the rear, the dual hump tonneau cover replaced the back seats, and to the driver’s right and left were roll-up windows. The car did coming with “only use if it rains” cloth top.
The Speedsters were equipped with the H-program’s 3.2-liter air-cooled flat six engine. It gave the Speedster 231 bhp and 195 lb/ft. of torque . Power was fed through a five-speed Getrag G50 transaxle, and there were power-assisted, ventilated, and cross-drilled disc brakes with alloy calipers at all four corners. Turbo-look Speedsters were fitted with 7J and 9J 16-inch-diameter Fuchs forged alloy wheels and larger tires. Beneath the fiberglass rear tonneau, the rear seats were replaced by a carpeted storage area.
The Speedster was listed for roughly $65,000 when new. Porsche was surprised by the sales demand for the 1989 Speedster, it was an instant hit. It did not look like a regular 911, it was rare and it had the historic name and details that drew buyers in. It also gave owners a more visceral driving experience when compared to the regular Carrera 3.2 on which it was based. Despite the sales demand for the 1989 Speedsters, only 2,104 were ultimately sold. 171 of them had the narrow bodies while the rest were had the Turbo-look widebody configurations. About 800 left hand drive Speedsters ended up in the U.S with the rest scattered across Europe.
With only the 2,104 cars produced you now know why a good Speedster is now very expensive and only likely to continue to increase in value like this particular example currently on sale on Broad Arrow Auctions.
With only 2,773 miles on its odometer at the time of cataloging with a remarkably low 2,773 miles, this 1989 Porsche 911 Speedster finished in Guards Red paintwork over a black leather interior, this presents an excellent opportunity for a Porsche collector to acquire an example that is still in mint condition.