Porsche’s original 356 Speedster directly targeted enthusiasts who valued performance over comfort, and the same was true of the revived Speedsters of 1989 and 1993. These Speedsters had just two seats, a lower rounded windshield, and a fiberglass tonneau cover.
Unlike the 1989 Speedster, the 1993 Type 964 Speedster was initially offered without wide-body rear fenders, giving it a more understated and dignified look. This new Speedster bridged the gap between the 964 Carrera 2 Cabriolet and the track-ready Carrera RS. Air conditioning and a stereo were available as options, but overall it was void of almost all comforts offered by the Carrera 2 Cabriolet. The Speedster had a minimalist convertible top that was really only there in case of bad weather. Despite its initial goal to build 3,000 Speedsters, Porsche only ended up building 930 over its two-year production run.
This Speedster in Guards Red over a Black/Red interior is one of only 175 cars built with the Tiptronic automatic transmission, of which only 65 were destined for the US. It was first sold to Puerto Rico where it stayed till 2011. In 2011 the car was exported to Germany where it stayed until 2021 with its only German collector/owner.
It was ordered with the typical racing bucket seats that also where found in the RS; as well as the RS style doorpanels. From factory the car has the following options:
Today the car has 33.900 miles on the clock. These are fully documented based on the Carfax and Porsche invoices. Furthermore the car is matching numbers and has never been repainted. Before delivery, the car will get a service so it is ready to be enjoyed!
The 964 generation Porsches have become unbelievably desirable over the past decade. They mark the last iteration of the 911 that retains the iconic original shape, and all models have become sought after in today’s market. The Speedster is the most notable option for someone looking to put the top down. If you are in the market for a special 964, and one that would fit in nicely at any air-cooled stable, this is a must-consider example.