1989 Porsche 911 Speedster
Finished in classic Guards Red with a Cashmere Beige leather interior
Desirably optioned with full power seats, air conditioning, cruise control, Blaupunkt radio, and a shorter shift lever
Showing 10,745 miles from new
Highly original example boasting factory VIN stickers throughout; clean Carfax report
Powered by a 3.2-liter air-cooled flat-six-cylinder engine mated to a G50 five-speed manual transmission
This Speedster is offered with 10,745 miles and includes its jack, space saver spare tire, air compressor and other accessories, and is documented by its Porsche Certificate of Authenticity together with Carfax and Autocheck history reports. With Porsche continuing to pay homage to the Speedster with the 991 generation, it is clear that the Porsche Speedster is an evergreen, perennial classic that will continue to attract collectors’ attention due to both its good looks and limited production numbers. This low-mileage, well-appointed, original example represents a fantastic opportunity to own one of the most desirable G-Series Porsche models ever built.
Recognizing the importance of the iconic open-topped Speedster in securing the United States as Porsche’s most important global market, and following the introduction of the 911 Cabriolet in 1982, plans began to take shape for a new Speedster model utilizing the “G-Series” 911 platform. Materializing in 1986 as the Speedster Studie, the modern interpretation utilized the narrow-body 3.2 Carrera platform with a low wraparound screen and distinctive raised double-hump tonneau cover behind the front seats. The Pearlescent White Metallic concept dazzled audiences at the 1987 Frankfurt Motor Show, and, fittingly, was on sale in production form by 1989, just in time to celebrate 25 years of the 911 and bid farewell to the spectacular G-Series generation of 911. The one-year-only Speedster was typically based on the wider body of the 911 “Turbo Look” Cabriolet, which was revised by chief designer Tony Lapine to incorporate numerous styling features of the original 356 Speedster. It featured the Turbo Look’s flared wheel arches and deeper front spoiler without its “tea tray” rear spoiler, as well as a highly raked windshield that transitioned through a low-slung Haartz fabric soft top to a raised hump-back tonneau cover replacing the rear seats to complete the iconic Speedster shape.
This Guards Red Porsche 911 Speedster is one of just 2,065 examples produced in 1989, completed on 15 June of that year. It is further distinguished by being one of just 442 cars built to California specifications. Attractively fitted with a black convertible top and trimmed with a rarely seen Cashmere Beige leather interior, the car was well-equipped from the factory with optional full power seats left and right, driver’s seat lumbar support, air conditioning, cruise control, alarm system, shorter gear shift lever, and a Blaupunkt Reno SQR 46 radio amongst other options. The accompanying clean Carfax vehicle history report places the Speedster in Saint Petersburg, Florida from 1990 until approximately 2004, when it was offered for sale showing 4,073 miles. Since then, the car has spent time in New York, Illinois, and California prior to being acquired by the consignor. Inspection of the Speedster today reveals a car that has been very well cared for during its lifetime; factory VIN stickers are present, and
|Year of construction:||1989|
|Model:||911 Carrera 3.2 Speedster|
|Cylinder capacity:||3,2 Liter|
|Manufacturer color code (exterior):||Indischrot/Guards LM3A|
|New / used:||Used car|
|Ready to drive:||yes|